Thursday, 9 June 2016

Maestra - The Book That Broke The Rules | Spoiler Free



Hello Everyone,

Whilst on a little shopping trip to York recently, those of you in the know (that's those of you who follow my YouTube channel dedicated to all things books *PLUG*) will be aware that I picked up a book on a whim, that book was Maestra.

The Next 50 Shades of Grey

Now I know they say don't judge a book by its cover and all that jazz but I'm not going to lie, I picked this up mainly due to the 18 sticker on the front.

The Next 50 Shades of Grey

I've never seen a book with an age rating before and so I was drawn (I also got asked for I.D. which was pretty awkward).
It sells itself as 'The Most Shocking Thriller You'll Read This Year' so was I shocked? Damn right!

First let me point out the cover, with the red colouring and the vaguely pornographic tear on the front (This is possibly me really, really missing the point but I think that tear looks a little rude), you could easily mistake this as a book from the erotica genre, but the cover assured me it was a thriller.

I went into this book pretty much blind, I looked up no reviews and the run down on the back is enticingly ambiguous and I think that is the way you should go into it, know little and be surprised.

The Next 50 Shades of Grey

So what can I tell you without spoiling the element of surprise for you? Well firstly there's the genre issue, I personally wouldn't class this as a thriller, yes there are huge elements of a thriller but also, this is unlike any thriller I've read.
Imagine book genres as actual people, Thriller, Erotica, Action, Adventure and Travel all meet at a special party... the kind where keys are thrown in a bowl, well things got wild that night and 9 months later, Maestra was born.

Be warned though, if you are under 18 or easily offended this might not be for you due to the *ahem* hardcore sex scenes (seriously I was reading this at the swimming baths of all places and I was blushing like hell), but if that doesn't bother you and you want a book that will mystify you and leave you feeling shocked, have you screaming '"What the hell!!!!????" and break all the genre rules then give Maestra a go.

I gave Maestra 3/5 on Goodreads if you're interested.

So have you read this or are you likely to? And please tell me you join me in seeing the rude symbolism in this cover?

Rosy xx
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15 comments

  1. Saw an advert for this on the train the other day and put it on my read list. I also have no idea what the plot centres around...but I did read it was kinda pornographic. I'm reeeeeally not into sex books that aren't GOOD QUALITY writing, hence why I gave 50 Shades a miss, but...is this good writing?! I dunno whether to just go for it...

    Katie xx ¦ La Coco Noire

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    1. Parts of it I really enjoyed, it's definitely tres tres rude in some parts but overall it was a good solid 3 :)

      Rosy xx

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  2. I haven't seen this book in stores in my country yet, but from curiousity, I'd love to read it :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Try the book depository, they ship worldwide :)

      Rosy xx

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  3. Great post, sounds like an interesting read. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  4. I haven't read this before but to be honest i do like the cover , Great post/review and have a fab weekend.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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    1. The cover is really pretty isn't it

      Rosy xx

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  5. Well now I'm intrigued by this one! I don't mind things being 18+ as long as they serve the story rather than just trying to do it for the shock value!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

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    1. The story continues 'in spite of' the sex scenes, to be honest I don't really know why the sex scenes are there because the story would function without them.

      Rosy xx

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  6. OK, I need to read this! Anything that you rave over I actually have to pick up (it's just finding the time to read that's the hard part). I love a book where so many different genres combine, and totally get you with the cover too!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. I only really read before bed, I've started taking myself to bed an hour early and reading then going straight to sleep :)

      Rosy xx

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  7. Hi, would you like to follow for each other? Let me know in comments, and i will follow you back! Lovely blog :)
    Denisse Beauty

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