Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Review - Roost by Jasmine Winterson

Title and Author: Roost by Jasmine Winterson
Publisher: Camerado Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2012
Genre: Mystery
Find it at: Goodreads

Four urban refugees move west, haunted by echoes of a tangled conspiracy. Colorado’s Western Slope and the fertile beauty of the Grand Valley beckon with the promise of new beginnings.
As the women seek to find their place in this seeming paradise, partnership with gutsy local Anna Garcia opens their eyes to an unsettled region torn by natural resource and labor wars.
For the men, a mountain biking trip with Olympian Derek Draben transforms their plans into a much broader vision of glory.
Time passes … relationships grow … until a chance meeting in the desert reminds everyone that the past lives on ... and does not forget.
I have received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review and have to confess Roost turned out to be a good book with an interesting storyline.
Four friends move to Colorado, trying to escape and forget their pasts. They slowly settle into their lives, struggling to fit in until a meeting makes them all remember their pasts again. After all, the past is never completely forgotten.
I liked the characters in this book and thought their stories, problems and struggles to fit in and find their places in a new town were quite interesting. It was easy to relate to some of them.
The author also did a good job describing the Grand Valley and moving the plot along even if the pace of the story sometimes slowed down a little bit.
All in all, I think Roost was a good book with a little bit of mystery. It’s easy to read, with an interesting story and good characters.

Rating: Readable (3 Stars) 

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