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Posted August 29, 2013
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest
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More like 4.5 stars!
This book was amazing! It was such a quick and easy read and it had me enthralled since page 1. This book had a great mystery, one that I actually didn't solve right away which is always a plus in my book, plus the idea behind the story is so original and interesting and I loved it.
The characters were awesome! This is the first book in a long time where none of them were annoying. I even found myself really caring about Sarah and Lucas' relationship, which I find to be a struggle for me in most cases. They seemed like real teenagers that really cared about each other and you couldn't help but not want them to be with each other.
I knew that this book was going to be pretty heavy on the romance going in, but it is so unlike any other paranormal romance that I've read before because it was interesting. I was even enjoying the small details like when Sarah hung out with Lucas' family and stuff. The author just has a way with words where it's not too descriptive, but it's descriptive enough so it's like watching a movie in your brain.
Also something else I really liked was there weren't any loose strings. You weren't left wondering about anything, the story was truly over.
I did deduct half a star because in some places the writing didn't flow super well, and also, as much as I did care about the romance that was going on, it did get to be a bit boring during the middle of the book when not too much was happening, but that didn't really last that long because I would just get bored and then something else would happen.
I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting and fun and I can't wait to read the sequel! (:
Posted January 21, 2013
One thing that I absolutely love about Smith¿s writing is how pe
One thing that I absolutely love about Smith’s writing is how personal it is. Everything that is written is so realistic that you cannot help but be drawn into it. Nothing has to be set up to make you believe in the story, you believe in the story because of everything that is put into it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Smith has a way with words that allow you to picture exactly what she is seeing while writing. Some of the scenery is breathtaking, and you can just imagine line dancing with the characters in a small town diner. There is such realism in everything. Even though this story is paranormal in essence, the characters and scenes are very real. Some of the scene breaks are a little jumpy, but then you feel like you’re in a high school cafeteria where 12 things are going on all at once and you’re trying to be in on all of them.
It was very nice to see a teenage character that was able to balance school and a part time job. It helped make you realise that these characters were real. They weren’t from the top strata of society, yet still managed their lives and were able to find happiness within the insanity of life. I also loved that he parents in the novel cared. They ensured the safety of their children and held them accountable for their own actions. It was a novelty that I so rarely find in current novels.
The introduction of sex into relationships was masterfully done as well. The two main characters walk a fine line while waiting for both parties to be ready to take the leap. Their relationship is built on trust. Intimacy comes second. Even though they are both very committed to one another, no one assumes that sex is a requirement of the early relationship.
One thing that I would have enjoyed was a bit more character development. Each of the main characters fits their role quite well; however, I feel that I do not know very much about them. Some of the minor characters have a much stronger back-story than the two main characters do. The main character, for example, always sticks to her guns, sometimes to the point of pigheadedness, which you can relate to. However, we never find out why she is this way. It is in no way detrimental to the storyline, but it is always easier to connect to a character that you know.
As a whole, this novel was able to grab me and didn’t let go throughout the entire story. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It even evoked a few girlie giggles from me while I was reading, to the enjoyment of my coworkers in the lunchroom.