The Lost One by Liz Lovelock
The Lost One is book #1 in the Lost Series, this is the first book I have read by this author and I was lucky enough to be gifted a copy to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
This book is a grower, and it took me a while to get into it but preserve because it will have grown on you by the end.
I struggled with the writing style at the start of this book, it’s incredibly formal and I found it quite stilted. This does relax the further into the book I got and by the end I was into the story and I hardly noticed it.
I didn’t find Melodi very believable, I’m not sure how old she is supposed to be but I just couldn’t relate to her character at all.
Corban is an incredibly nice guy, he wasn’t dark and gritty enough for my taste but I can totally appreciate how sweet he is.
Honestly I found the romance a little convoluted and predictable, I think I’m over the whole insta love plot.
The most interesting this about this book is Abby and her disappearance, Jacobs is a terrifying villain there’s something about really evil about him.
There are parts of this book that are so saccharine sweet I was nauseous, then there was this brilliant creepy quality that emerged towards the last part of the story.
I loved the massive twist at the end although I totally saw it coming; it was still a massive hook and incentive to read the second book.
It took me a long time to get into this book but the mystery and intrigue dragged me in and now I need to know what’s going to happen next.
The Lost One gets 3.5 stars from me.
Liz is from bright sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a reader. When she was little she would be up late reading Garfield and Asterix comic books and also Footrot Flats. When she hit high school she read Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden and from there her love of books continued to grow. She always has a book to read beside her bed along with a note book for when inspiration hits at those crazy hours.
She is a stationary addict and a one click addict. She loves everything books, authors and of course loves chocolate and lollies to keep her going.