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Pinelight

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Amazing!!!!

This book is a great read.The author keeps you wanting more it is full of love,action and much more.I can hardly wait to see where this author takes us next. This is the author to watch for.I had a hard time putting this book down I just hated when I finished it

posted by sassytexx1 on August 5, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Messy and Confusing.

I've been wanting to read "PineLight" by Jillian Peery for quite some time now and when I saw it was only .99 cents for the Nook, I immediately purchased it and was excited to read it. Tragically, that would end up being the worst .99 cents I've ever spent.

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I've been wanting to read "PineLight" by Jillian Peery for quite some time now and when I saw it was only .99 cents for the Nook, I immediately purchased it and was excited to read it. Tragically, that would end up being the worst .99 cents I've ever spent.

Never has a book confused me so much from beginning to end in a way that I can't even properly begin to explain the plot of the book. The entire time I was reading it I felt like the book was a mixture of five different stories rolled into one and horribly forced to try to work together to come up with a creative masterpiece not seen in other YA novels. It is quite obvious that Peery is very passionate about different topics, but I think she needed to hone those passions a little better and be more selective in which ones she wanted to bring to "PineLight."

The protagonist, Clarabella, goes from being a regular teenager whose memory was erased to one dealing with vampires, angels, pirates, the devil, God, etc. I genuinely felt like every couple of chapters I was reading an entirely new book that made absolutely no sense. Peery was all over the place! There were also countless Biblical references throughout the novel that didn't mesh well with the plot and just came off as awkward more than anything. Especially at the end with her "climactic" battle where her faith was the answer all along. Also, the book is pegged as a love story, but not until the last few chapters does that really come into play. Even then, once we find out about the love story, it doesn't really have much of an affect on the reader and can easily be brushed off as another one of Peery's ramblings.

Numerous characters were also introduced, but Peery did a terrible job of getting the reader to truly connect with them -- no real emotion was ever felt when something happened to them. I was left wanting to know more about everyone and how crucial they were to the plot. I personally didn't even like Clara all that much and found myself rooting against her. Also, it was a bit fishy to me that the protagonist was named Clarabella and one of her suitors Edmund -- hmm, ring a bell to anyone else? The entire flow of "PineLight" was awful and I never connected with the story. This was by far one of the most painful things I've ever had to read and am still confused as to what the heck I read. I have no plans to continue with Clara's story and would recommend others to do the same.

posted by Mardiohn on February 15, 2012

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Amazing!!!!

    This book is a great read.The author keeps you wanting more it is full of love,action and much more.I can hardly wait to see where this author takes us next. This is the author to watch for.I had a hard time putting this book down I just hated when I finished it

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    Great! It has me wanting more!!! Can't wait for the next!!! I cried at the end because of that sad love!!!! I hope Clara & Finn find each other again!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2011

    Loved Pinelight!

    This book was a whirl wind of action and romance. A true page-turner. Give this book toTwilight fans, HBOs True Blood enthusiasts, or anyone who just loves an epic story, and watch them eat it up! So looking forward to the sequel!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Very enticing! Pinelight was a very fast past action novel with

    Very enticing! Pinelight was a very fast past action novel with mystery and spurts of romance. I rather enjoyed the fantasy world and the magical aspects of it. I just wanted to jump right in! I look forward to finding out more about the character's throughout the remainder of the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Cut the clan crap

    This is called reviews not clan talk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Enchanting!!

    Love this book. The forgotten love, dangerous past, choice between truth n darkness. Was unable to stop reading can not wait for the next book....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2011

    Love it!

    A great read. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment in the series!

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