Hi guys, happy Thursday! I am very, very pleased to be a part of Elle Field’s blog tour for her new novel “Found”, that is also the last installment in the Arielle Lockley’s series – I think that already all of us know Arielle, right? You can read my review and enter a fantastic giveaway! Enjoy and good luck!
Found by Elle Field
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Series: Arielle Lockley #3
Publishing Date: 9th August 2016
Source: Received from the author, thank you!
Number of pages: 284
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Contemporary, Women’s Fiction
“How did people even come up with the idea of these dizzying skyscrapers, let alone work out how to make them possible? Whoever built the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, their legacy will live on forever. What sort of a difference will I ever make?”
Who knew one flight could change everything? When Arielle Lockley stepped on the plane at Heathrow, she never realised how different her life would be when she touched down in New York City. Now she’s dealing with that aftermath, as well as trying to find common ground with Etta, her new and unexpected business partner.
But, trying to sort out business in London whilst her fiancé, Piers, recovers from surgery in New York, is starting to take its toll on their relationship. Can Arielle and Etta work together to continue Felicity’s legacy without destroying it, and will Arielle and Piers even make it down the aisle to say “I do”?
Find out what happens this summer in the final part of the warm and wonderful Arielle Lockley series.
“Found” is the third and last book in the series about Arielle Lockley, and I’d recommend you to read the novels in the right order – the characters develop throughout the series and I think to fully understand them – and the story – you just need to know what happened in the past.
Now, I do adore Elle’s writing style, her descriptions and the way she perceives the world, her one – liners are sharp and up – to – date if I can say so. My biggest problem is with the characters. Arielle changed – oh my gosh, guys, how she has changed in those three parts! From an empty, interested only in money girl she became a woman with feelings. However, I’ve missed a depth to her, and in my opinion she still haven’t found (Ha! See what I did here?) her path in life – she didn’t have any interests, any hobbies and I can’t tell what it was that she’d like to do in life. I still didn’t see any will in Arielle to earn her own money, she was happy with spending this what Piers has earned, and it bothered me a little, because I can see SO MUCH potential in her – she’s nice, she trusts people, she’s kind, and this behaviour of hers slightly annoyed me. I also never understood her “relationship” with Etta, Felicity’s goddaughter. Arielle was the more down – to – earth and easy – going one here, that’s true. I was always trying to justify Etta, especially after reading book #2.5 in the series “B – Side” that was devoted to her. Nonetheless, Etta’s attitude towards Arielle didn’t change, not at all, and I must honestly say that after Etta using one “Whatever, bitch” too much, without a reason, I’m done with her.
The thread of the investigation after Felicity’s death – well, I’m not so sure why it was there. To make Etta even more unlikeable? To add a scene with her old carer at the funeral? There is a lot going on in the book, what with the investigation, the shop and the gallery that Etta and Arielle have inherited from Felicity, under one condition – that they work together for a year, Arielle travelling all the time between UK and New York, taking care of Piers after his very serious operation, but somehow the pace feels rather slow. The parts in New York were possibly my favourite ones in the book, as Elle brilliantly described the place, the sights, the buildings – I can’t have enough of this in the books.
I think that “Found” is a great ending to the series, even though it looks like there is some space left for a continuation! It is a smart, humorous and also thought – provoking read and Elle Field’s writing and the stories she creates somehow get under your skin. The thing I really liked is the fact that the author wasn’t afraid to start the series with the main character being incredibly spoilt and self – obsessed and then turn Arielle from a girl “kept” into girl that found something she was looking for, and that the stories were a great blend of fun, sadness, love and hate and that they were not so straightforward. I’m really looking forward for more from Elle Field!
To celebrate the publication of Found, Elle Field is running a giveaway. Prizes are an Amazon voucher, paperback copies of B-Side and Found, plus a handmade necklace from Vaux Street (x2). All you need to do is enter via Rafflecopter! Good luck!
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