Book Reviews

Charcoal Tears by Jane Washington

My edition: Kindle

Pages: 268

Series: Seraph Black #1

Rating: No rating

Review: I had to take a little break from the Derek and Sofia drama so I thought this might work. Well I chose this book because it was recommended to me since I liked C.L. Stone Academy series, both Ghost Bird and Scarab Beetle. Well come to find out that these two book series have way to much in common.

It seemed like both series of the Academy were put together in one book and a fantasy atmosphere was thrown in. Most of the reviews I’ve seen that saw the say saw more of the Ghost Bird but I see more of The Scarab Beetle in this. I didn’t see if this was a retelling or not but the similarities are to much to be coincidence.

Ex: Corey and Brandon (Scarab Beetle) are identical twins that are hard to tell apart but Kayli can by looking at their eyes. Brandon’s seems to have more sad eyes than Corey.

Miro and Silas are identical twins that Seph can tell apart by their eyes. Silas has more sad and pain eyes than Miro

Ex: Sang (Ghost Bird) can tell her boys are near hear by their scents with out having to look up.

Seph can tell when Miro or Noah are near by their scent.

Ex: Kayli (Scarab Beetle) lives with her brother and alcoholic father. Everything went down hill after her mother died. She has to work different jobs so they have food and pay bills.

Seph lives with her brother and alcoholic father. Everything went bad when her mother died. She has to work at a club so they have food.

That isn’t all the similarities. It is just a few that I can think of on the spot.

I don’t mean to insult anyone but that is what I got out of this. I just felt that this was a little to close to the Academy series to my comfort. I have decided not to rate it. I don’t know if I will continue on with this series. I’m going to sit and maul on it for a little while.