"A Book I Wished To Love" Empress Fallen {DNF Discussion}

Sunday, November 8, 2015
Empress Fallen by Bethan Scott

I wanted to love Empress Fallen so bad, I wanted to fall for it. But that just didn't happen... It just didn't capture me and I was getting a little bored. Though if I'm honest lately I've been in sort of a reading slump, so maybe it wasn't entirely the books fault. However I do kind of feel that the book played at least half a role in my decision to not finish it. I just got stuck at about 37% and wasn't really feeling it.

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Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 9, 2013)
Series: Through Darkness
Pages: 518
Source: Author

Does love have the power to overcome evil?

It is the year 7056.

In a solar system hundreds of light years from Earth, the broken and weary human race has lost its path, tainted by millennia of suffering and oppression. The corrupt Empress has utterly succumbed to the dark seductions of greed and now hides a deadly secret, one that could bring about the annihilation of humanity.

Will the greatest conspiracy of all time go undiscovered?

But revolution is stirring. Slave girl Aliya Soter and rebel pilot Miriam Ferox are embroiled in a daring race against time as a mysterious anomaly hurtles towards the solar system. The slave colonies are revolting, the stock markets are poised on the brink of collapse, and overhanging everything are the forbidden rumours of a mysterious resistance force . . .

Can they bring down the Empire once and for all?

But all is not as it seems. And with this simple realization it becomes clear, this is just the beginning of something far greater . . .

I did like Bethan-Ann Scott's writing style especially in it beginning, it was quite unique and had a whimsical touch to it. 

"Space was cold. Deathly cold. But inside the frigate, it felt even colder. Silence and anger fused together to form a terrible, icy atmosphere, where even the harsh electric lighting seemed unwelcome."

The main characters weren't the worse, but I kind of went into Empress Fallen expecting it to be like Cinder (which is one of my favorites) and I raised my hopes a little to high. As with most books I DNF I will most likely take another stab at it another time in the future, but for now I don't have plans to finish it.