Symbol of Treason – Natalya Orekhov | A Book Review

Symbol of Treason - Natalya Orekhov

Title: Symbol of Treason

Author: Natalya Orekhov

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About the book: It’s a self-published book with mature themes. Allison Red’s goal is to leave behind the life she escaped, and she starts over in Colorado. She meets Logan Snow who seems to have it all, but all he cares about is revenge. I received a copy of it from a Goodreads giveaway that sends copies of new books to readers.

First impressions: I didn’t know what to expect. But the blurb on the back seemed interesting enough. I started reading and found the story surprisingly easy to get into. The book opens with a glimpse into the main character’s unfortunate upbringing.

Summary: A girl with a terrible past meets a guy with a different but also terrible past. They fall in love almost immediately. But people want her dead.

Characters: I’m not the biggest fan of either character. I don’t hate them, but I don’t love them. I liked Nadia who now goes by Alice because people want her dead until she fell in love with Logan, which happened super early and super quickly. Then she becomes a different person entirely. Logan became less likeable the more dominant and controlling he grew.


You deserve happiness, this world owes you that much.

Writing: The book contains lots of spelling and formatting errors. The dialogue wasn’t realistic to me. It was formal, professional. Even poetic at times. Logan speaks like a romantic poet in love. It felt hard to follow at times. One character would speak and then the next sentence is a different character doing something. So it was confusing and unclear. The book more like a romantic novel than conversations between people in real life.

Final thoughts: Overlooking the errors, it’s not that bad of a book. I wouldn’t recommend if you don’t enjoy romantic scenes or heavy themes.

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Books Of The Month | April 2017

I wonder if I wrote more words or read more this month. Either way here’s how my April unfolded.

What I Finished:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

One phrase description:

It gets better.


“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.”

My general thoughts:

I technically finished this in March a couple days after I published my book blog post. I think that’s a testament to how much I enjoyed ACOFTAR, especially the ending. It took me a few chapters to get acquainted with the new world and characters. I’m so used to the Throne of Glass books, and so I found myself comparing this novel to her other works. Personally I like her writing. It’s descriptive enough for me to get a sense of the world but not too descriptive that I get impatient, wishing something would happen already.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

One phrase description:

It got faster.


“Sometimes justice was all about the small victories.”

My general thoughts:

I found it hard to get into at first. I needed some time to adjust to the world and all the characters. But the story picked up its pace. I was a bit confused at the beginning. Thankfully things made more sense as the novel went on.

Last Man Standing by David Baldacci

One phrase description:

It got crazier.


“At some point you have to live your life the way you want to.”

My general thoughts:

I had a great time with this novel. I didn’t see many of the twists and turns coming. It had a good amount of action, mystery, and suspsense. I liked that the main character, Web, has many issues. He works through some of them throughout the novel. It made for a more realistic story.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Symbol of Treason by Natalya Orekhov

First impressions:

Aside from some formatting and grammatical errors, the writing isn’t that bad. Most of the characters seem to have their demons and a less than ideal past. It’d be interesting to see how they deal with their problems.

What I Want To Read Next Month:

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong


I had the hardest time deciding what to read next. I’m going with this one because why not. 

Next month I hope to start reviewing books individually. I’m announcing this on here because online accountability has worked in the past. Don’t fail me in the future.

Happy reading in May!

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