Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Blog Tour & Review - Caught - Raathi Chota

Title: Caught
Series: Caught by the Bad Boys Book One
Author: Raathi Chota
Genre: YA/Thriller
Release Date: January 15, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

I’m the school geek. The teenage girl with glasses. The girl who boys avoid because her dad just so happens to be the Sheriff. 

All I’m interested in is getting into Yale so I can leave this town and everyone in it behind. Until four of the most popular boys in school suddenly show an interest in me…

Why? I’m not sure. But when they make me a bet I can’t refuse, I shed the good girl skin I’m in just to prove to them I’m not as innocent as they think I am.

Only, things start to go wrong. Really wrong. 

As I stare down at the grave in front of me, I know my life will never be the same again—not while I’m caught up in this web of lies, deceit…and murder.

As I pulled the sheets closer as I stirred in bed. I couldn’t sleep again. I twisted and turned until I stared at the ceiling. I stared at it for what felt like an eternity until I saw movement from the corner of my eye. I snapped my head in that direction only to hear my desk chair squeak. It’s the wind, I repeated to myself as it turned. After a while, the chair stopped, but the feeling of not being alone didn’t. Again, I saw movement, and when I glanced at my door, there he was. My eyes widened in horror as he stood at the edge of my bed. His ginger hair the exact same as the last time, he wore the same worn out clothing as he watched me. I sat up as I observed him; it was only then I noticed the item in his hand.

Hmm very interesting. Caught really caught my attention. I really liked certain aspects, but also felt the story fell short in other ways. This book seems to be part of a series, but is the first book in the series. This book has mystery, action, and romance. Fair warning. There is bullying in this book.

I liked the plot overall, but felt the author over did it a bit. I liked the premise of the book. It was very interesting and kept me hooked until the end. However, I felt there were mixed messages in this book. The overall theme was a bit jaded. 

I liked the characters well enough. The boys were unique. I liked that they were protective. Lana is an interesting character as well. I liked her most of the time, but sometimes I found her annoying.

The heat in this book is good. There is this weird dynamic between all the characters to the point that you arent really sure which one you are rooting for more. I liked the flirting back and forth. 

The writing style is where I had the most issues with this book. I liked that the pace was steady. The story is told from multiple points of views I liked the story building. There were phrases repeated over and over, which bothered me. While I liked the multiple point of views, it confused me at times as to who I was reading from. I also felt the story went on far too long. I kept thinking oh this is the end only to realize I was only half way through the book.

Overall, this was a decent story. I didn't give up on it. This is not a quick read by no means. While it was enjoyable, I am not really sure I would recommend to others.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 3/5
Characters: 3/5
Heat: 3/5
Writing Style: 3/5
Overall 3/5 

Raathi Chota’s writing first began as a hobby and after growing in popularity, her gift for storytelling took off. Since gaining over ten million reads with her first novel on Wattpad, Raathi found her true calling. Born in South Africa, she always had a creative imagination. Being a regular high school student in Australia and a dedicated writer, her imagination knows no bounds. She enjoys random adventures where she knows she will find inspiration. Her stories are general fiction that is packed with young adult, thriller, mystery and romance themes. Raathi's stories are page turners leaving you yearning for more.



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