Welcome to my stop on the tour for the newly released “Lost” by Elle Field.
Here you will find both my review of Lost and you will also be able to learn a little more about Elle reading the fab author interview conducted by fellow blogger “Chick Lit Uncovered”.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the author for providing me with an advanced reader copy of her work.
“Lost” is the sequel in the “Arielle Lockley Series” and is picking up from where “Kept” left off with Arielle being busy moving her business to London and planning a wedding.
The truth is, although I enjoyed resuming reading about Arielle’s adventures, I did not like this installment as much as I did “Kept” and here are my reasons:
The main event in the book centres around Arielle’s setting up a 2 day pop-up shop event, signalling Arielle as a fashion newcomer on the London scene and a contender to watch out for.
The concept of the Pop-up introduced in the novel was absolutely brilliant and daring, and although in reality, I imagine that a lot of work would be involved to make an event of that magnitude a success, I did feel that it did not translate very well in the book. I do however admire the author’s attempt to write it in. Unfortunately, the build-up and preparation of the event was heavily present throughout the book and ultimately drowned out other areas and voices of interest, such as Piers and Ob who were more present in “Kept” but were more peripheral characters in this sequel.
On a positive note however, I really enjoyed seeing Arielle growing and coming into her own, as well as seeing her budding friendship with Tabitha evolve. It was also nice to see her making mistakes and learning from them as it shows her as a character we can all easily relate to. She went from doing absolutely nothing to learn how to style, Tweet and Blog to manage her own business, and although Lost is a work of fiction, Arielle is a character realistic enough that young women can aspire to.
My 3* rating reflects my preference for the first installment as well as my personal views and should in no way be taken as a deterrent to pick up this novel, as I do feel it is a necessary stop on the way to read the upcoming “Found” later this year and I do recommend it.
If you have not read #Kept the prequel you can see my review by just clicking on the image and find out a little more about Elle Field right here on Chick Lit Uncovered.