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I am not sure how I feel about this book. I adore the author's S
Another thing that had me confused was the back and forth between the past and present. I never really understood it or its need to be done. Too many times I was rolling my eyes each time Julia ‘recalled’ a conversation with someone. I knew then we would be taking back in time to hear what went on. Only to find it wasn’t that relevant. I understand that the author was probably going for the whole ‘flashback’ scenes but to me the story didn’t need it.
What did I like? I loved Julia. I hurt for her when her husband was killed and I hurt when she was kidnapped…many times throughout the book. Each time was just when she was becoming acclimated to her surroundings. Each time she had to learn who held her captive and what they wanted from her. But bless her heart, the girl was like a fainting goat every time she felt threatened.
Did I like the story? Sure I did. Was it my favorite of the year? Nah. But it was good and I enjoyed the storyline. There was just those couple of things standing in its way to make it a really good read. Those few things had me wanting to stop at 80 pages in. But I powered through and enjoyed it. I was not fond of the multiple love interests but I really want to see what develops between Julia and some of the guys. I had high hopes for William, but found myself leaning towards Scott in the very end. So here’s to Blood Song and to the hope that no more guys start vying for Julia’s affection! A girl can only take so much attention. *snickers*
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Posted January 2, 2014
Potential smothered by poor writing
Overly ridden with cliches, bad plot, poor style, and overall poor writing, Blood Singers was a major disappointment. The sectioning was awkward and, at times, ranging from so unnecarrily blunt to so completely out of the blue. Julia Caldwell faints often, is prone to stockholme syndrom, and has a knack for frequently getting kidnapped. Oh, and she's a queen or chosen one for three different, opposing groups. Almost every male character that has any importance to the book either falls in love with her or wants her in that "let's be more than friends" kind of way, leaving us with a grand total of at least 6 guys who need her to be his wife or life long partner. Meanwhile, everyone wants to use her for their own devices while Julia either sulks and wants to die or is trying to convince herself she could be content with her captors.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The dialogue is choppy in parts, and the diction often feels antiquated, like it belongs in a 19th or early 20th century novel or setting instead of a modern one. If you're going to read this, be prepared for lack luster writing, plotting, and planning. This is one of those books that is clearly free for a reason. This book had so much potential to be an amazing self discovery and fate vs free will kind of story, but it completely fails to come close to any of that potential greatness.