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Posted August 10, 2012
This is the third book in this series, but it's able to be read
This is the third book in this series, but it's able to be read as a standalone. I do have the other two books, but I was concerned that I wouldn't have time to read them all and stay caught up with my other review books so I opted to just read this one. I didn't have any problems getting into the plot of the story so it really was good as a standalone. I also don't really feel like I need to go back to read the first ones.
I enjoyed the sci-fi plot of this story a lot. I liked the 2 main characters Rykerian and January, but I wasn't particularly drawn to either of them. I definitely felt compassion for January because of her home situation, but I felt like she was kind of whiny especially when it's 3 years past and she hasn't really moved on too much. Here is what I think it was, I felt like I was being told too much. I should have felt these things for her because of how her story is written but she, January, reiterates over and over how she never felt love, etc... I think it's one of those "show me don't tell me" scenarios. It's almost the same with with Rykerian, he's a little too open for me! I think maybe this is one place where it would have been helpful to have read the other books, then I may have had a little more insight into his character. He just seemed to fall in love really quickly, but even that turns on a dime when he gets a little jealous.
My absolute favorite character was Jurek and I would love to read a whole story just about him. He was complex, but unlike the other characters he wasn't an open book. There are definitely things to be learned about him and his mercenaries. I think he added something to the story that was necessary. I am still anxious to see what his connection is to January. I would love to see a spin off series with Jurek and his whole group!
This story really is pretty fast paced, there is a lot of action, but it's not too hard to keep up with and it's plotted out so that it's unfolds pretty naturally. I think that if you are a fan of YA paranormal, you will really like this series. It's a whole new spin on Aliens, and let me tell you they are pretty darn hot!
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Posted November 25, 2012
Posted November 9, 2012
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review
I received a copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. January finds out on her graduation day that she was a product of rape, not only did her family not show up for the ceremony, she was thrown out of the house the very same day. I loved how the story started out as a drama and turned into a sci-fi novel. My only issue was that January didn’t come across as a strong female character that I’d have expected to develop because of the situation she was in. Other than that, I think it was a great story and it kept me hooked!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 6, 2012
Posted August 26, 2012
The third book in The Guardians of Vesturon series was my favori
The third book in The Guardians of Vesturon series was my favorite,Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
although I loved the first two books as well. Determinant is fast paced
and full of adventure and surprises that will be sure to keep you
guessing. Plus, it is packed full of hot guys…who can resist? January
is a great character. She has had a tough life but despite her past, or
maybe because of it, she is a strong lead and knows how to take care of
herself. She is easily likable and fun to be reading about. I really
love Rykerian. I loved having his point of view in the story. He's
sweet, smart, funny, and obviously cares very much for January. My
favorite new character in the story was Jurek. He was mysterious and
complex. If he were real, I'd marry him. That's all I'm going to say :)
Although this is the third of the series and the characters from the
first two books make an appearance, Determinant could be a standalone
book. However, I would suggest you read Survival and Resurrection first
to get all of the background and because, well, you'll love them.
Posted August 21, 2012
I thought this was a wonderful story. January has had a tough up
I thought this was a wonderful story. January has had a toughWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
upbringing, and after learning a big secret the day of her high school
graduation, she is forced to leave her cruel/heartless parents and
loving young siblings behind. January then heads off to college where
she gets used to this new lifestyle. She creates new friendships, but
one of her friends and suite mate (Maddie) suddenly disappears,
reappears, and then disappears and after two years, is still not heard
of. As January is still facing a hard time with Maddie's absence, she
interns with the Centers for Disease control and Prevention, and after a
awhile, strange things occur, like a virus spreading around town and
most possibly around the nation. January then finds herself in a strange
place, like a new world and meets Rykerian, a Guardian and Vesturion.
Their journey and story is one that was pretty great, all the way to the
end! This is the Third Book of The Guardians Of Vesturon, but can also
be seen as a Stand Alone; just to let you know. I think there was so
much story here, and it was pretty good as I felt there was a nice flow.
The scenes were well developed. The characters too were described
nicely. I felt the feelings that January felt, of not being wanted and
other unfortunate feelings; it's just hard not to. She has been through
a lot but after she gets to know this Rykerian, there is no denying the
love that blossoms between them; there are some strong emotions at
times, but there are good feeling ones that just ring out...love. It was
a romance story with other Paranormal elements! I loved reading two
POVs, January's and Rhkerian; it was just so needed and so helpful, to
make me understand what they have both been through and what they truly
mean to each other. Wonderful story!
Posted August 15, 2012
This story starts out with a prologue type thing in third person
This story starts out with a prologue type thing in third person p-o-v.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
All we know is that this group of guys are stealing a deadly virus from
the Center for Disease Control. They come across the girl, and all we
know afterwards is that the girl can read minds. Then, the Bad Guys
spread the virus around for what we think is 'to save their planet'.
Then, we skip to a girl's point of view, and she's trying to head home,
even though she's ready to pass out, has a really high fever, and his
hallucinating. All we know before the end of this is that she's lost.
Skip to three years before, and the girl, January, has just graduating
college. It's immediately apparent that her parents don't care that much
for her when they skip out on her graduation. She goes back home to ask
why they didn't and she eventually finds out that she's the product of
her mother's rape, and that they ALL hate her (except for her little
brother and sister). Her parents then kick her out of the house.
Eventually, we get to present day, and college... Then, when she's
trying to head home with the high fever, hallucinations, and passing
out. She gets lost in the woods. And then, part two starts, in
Rykerian's point of view. (I'll save that for you all to read instead
of telling you it). So, I'll tell you all right here. I liked the
story... but (you knew a but was coming), I didn't really like how the
story was mostly worded. It sounded too proper, too stiff to be
teenagers/ young adults talking. I connected to the idea of the
characters, but I just couldn't connect to the words/ wording. A lot of
times it annoyed me, but I liked the story enough that I tried to get
over it, and finish the book. I also didn't like how the pint of views
were in parts like 'part one' and 'part two'. I would've liked it better
if it alternated between the characters; that would have made it more
enjoyable, in my opinion. So, I gave this book four hearts... well,
more of a 3.5
Posted August 8, 2012
I signed on to be a part of this blog tour for Determinant month
I signed on to be a part of this blog tour for Determinant months ago. I knew this was book three and I also knew they said this book could be a stand alone but I really wanted to read the first two books first. I have to say that I'm glad I read the other two books first. It helped me feel like I knew the other characters and some history as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Having said that, I liked this book better than the other two. I think I just like Rykerian and January more. Rykerian was my preference in the other books and I was happy to see him step up as the main character in this book. In fact I was SO happy I had this book waiting for me when I finished the other two because I knew Rykerian was the lead man. (or, er, alien) What is better than hot alien studs with super power abilities and the desire to protect?
The pacing of book three was better, the characters were better and the overall feel of the book was better. I really enjoyed reading it. I'm looking forward to the next book as we follow another royal alien brother in his adventures.
Posted September 5, 2012
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Posted December 11, 2012
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