Review of The Last Second by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

3 STAR REVIEW

Thank you so much to Gallery books and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This was my first novel by Catherine Coulter and who knows what number by J.T. Ellison. I honestly couldn’t get into this novel. I think if I had read the first books in this series it would have helped but this one was way too “out there” for me. Also I feel if I had read the previous novels before this I wouldn’t have been so confused and struggled to figure out who was who and who was doing what at the beginning. That slowed down my reading a lot as I had to keep re-reading certain parts I was confused on to figure out what was going on. Once I got further in the book it made more sense but I feel as someone coming into this series as a newbie I was completely lost and didn’t have a grasp on the characters.

The beginning of the book seemed to drag on and on to the point where I was getting bored. All that was talked about was Nevaeh and her whining and complaining and then finally about halfway through it started to get a little more interesting but still not enough for me to enjoy it. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi but everything seemed so far fetched to me to the point I wanted to roll my eyes. The suspense parts of this novel didn’t really thrill me or leave me gasping wanting to know what would happen next.

One thing I did enjoy about this book was the characters and their humor and banter with each other once I figured out who everyone was and what role they played in this book. That alone makes me want to read the other books in the series but this one was a flop for me. I prefer J.T. Ellison as a mystery writer and will continue to read her books and might pick up Catherine Coulter’s as well.

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