Ensnared ★★★☆☆

3 stars

Oh my gosh this book was so cute, especially the ending. I wasn’t really that into the book in the beginning but once certain things started happening I just couldn’t stop reading. This was a very cute and fast read and that’s the only reason I’m giving it 3 stars. There was nothing wrong with it, it just wasn’t mind-blowing or anything. It was a cute contemporary read, plain and simple. This book comes out December 18th and I’m excited to see it in the bookstore.

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and that fact in no way affected my review in any way*

Goodreads Summary:

Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.

Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.

[This novel contains adult situations and is only suitable for readers who are 18+]

My Review: 

So this book is a robot retelling of Beauty and the Beast and I love reading retellings. This one just didn’t start off in the most attention-grabbing way. I’m happy I kept reading, though, but some people won’t just continue to read a book they cannot get into. This book is expected to come out on December 18th, 2017 and will be around 380 pages.

For a decent portion of the book, I really didn’t like the main character too much. It wasn’t until she had gotten situated into the tower and becoming comfortable that I started to like her. She was whiney in the beginning and I hate characters like that but in the end, she is incredibly selfless and I found that I really admired that in her. I ended up really liking her in the end and I wouldn’t mind reading about her and Lor again. I will say that the romance between the start off slow and slowly built over time and to me, that made the book more realistic. There was no insta-love in this book and for that I was grateful.

I cannot say that I loved reading about robots and AI related things very much so I ended up skim reading most of that. It’s not really the fault of the book, I just wish there had been a little less of that. I also love love love a good romance book and I was so happy that we got a little more about their lives after everything at the end of the book. Some books don’t do that and it makes me really upset because I like reading about people in love. I think the ending is the main reason that I gave it a full three stars instead of my original 2.5-star estimate.

This book definitely has some sexual and detailed scenes but I don’t believe that only those over 18 should read this novel. You know your own maturity and you know if you want to read a book I don’t see anyone stopping you. Except maybe your parents but they might not mind. Basically, make the decision for yourself but know that this book has some, not many, but some, sexual scenes.

I think I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Beauty and the Beast as well as futuristic retellings with robots. I think this book is a good one to read when you are between books but it probably wouldn’t help you get out of a book slump. There really isn’t much more to say about this book but if you want a quick, cute read with the smallest bit of suspense that keeps you turning the pages towards the end then this book might be for you.


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