DNF: Amulet of Elusion by Katie Lynn Johnson

amulet of elusionAmulet of Elusion (The Lost Amulet Chronicles #1)
written by Katie Lynn Johnson
published by Katie Lynn Johnson

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Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Where I stopped reading: Location 1127 of 1909 per my iBook app.

Why I stopped reading: The story was okay.  The writing was mediocre at best (Johnson confuses sound-alike words several times, writes in passive voice, and struggles with tense agreement).  After a week of picking it up, reading a few pages and putting it down again I realized two things.  I didn’t care what was going to happen to the characters, and no one was forcing me to keep reading.

What others have rated this book: According to Goodreads, the average rating for Amulet of Elusion is 3.17. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 3 stars. There were 6 4-star reviews on Amazon. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.

About the book – from the author: Alexa Costa has a life-altering secret…only she doesn’t know it yet.

Confined by law to the kingdom of Alvair until the age of eighteen, Alexa Costa has lived a sheltered existence under the watchful eye of her sword-wielding guardian, Ivy. Her love interest, Caleb Whitman, is exactly the opposite. A merchant sailor and seeker of rare artifacts, Caleb has lived a life of adventure in nearby San Lucero, the long-time rival of Alvair.

After her eighteenth birthday, Alexa’s quiet existence becomes tumultuous, and she realizes she does not need to seek to find adventure. Myths become real, legend becomes fact, and Alexa discovers that she possesses rare abilities which make her a target for both sides in a centuries-old struggle for power. She must use every resource available to her—including her talents with the supernatural Amulets— to help her friends, rekindle her romance with Caleb, and save her island home from destruction.





  1. My guest reviewer just texted me last night that she’s having trouble with this book and didn’t know what to do. I told her to DNF if she needed to. I looked at the reviews as well and they are a bit of a mixed bag. I told her that it’s ok if she doesn’t like it and just give a short review of what she did and did not like and be done wit it. I won’t be trying it, since my guest reviewer and I agree with books for the most part. Sorry you didn’t like it.

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