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Posted June 9, 2014
Posted June 9, 2014
Unique Zombie Romance Trilogy!! Loved it!! I received this book in an ARC set entitled Love Charms.
Part 1 -Soulless: This is the first book I have read by Cerys du Lys and it definitely won't be my last! I have to admit that I don't usually pick Zombie stories but this one is so unique and beautiful written! I got caught up in Evan and Sadie's story. I enjoyed every second of the beginning of their romance! 5 Stars!
Part 2 - Heartless: The Breathless series continues in Part 2 with Evan and Sadie. Though complete opposites, (one alive the other barely due to the Zombie virus) their love and passion for each other burns hotter with every caress. Though danger awaits them outside they manage to stick together! Well written and sweetly passionate! Can't wait to continue their story in Part 3 Hopeless! 5 Stars!!
Part 3 - Hopeless: The conclusion of Evan and Sadie's story or really a hopeful beginning! Cerys du Lys Has written a beautiful (and sometimes erotic) romance between two unlikely beings in a post apocalyptic world! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this story since I am not a fan of Zombie stories! The ending leaves their story open for the reader's hopeful interpretation. 5 Stars!!
Posted April 2, 2014
(I received a free copy of this book from Fido Publishing, through NetGalley, as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Zombies are less over-used in young adult paranormal fiction than a lot of supernatural creatures, but even so, I do have some mixed feelings about this book.
On the one hand... I found it really easy to relate to Sadie's character in this book. I felt that the author did a really good job of showing how confused and disorientated Sadie was most of the time. I could really relate to her as a character.
I found it a bit more difficult when it came to Sadie and Evan's relationship. I think that things moved a bit too fast with them, with not really enough build-up.
It was interesting that there was some technology that people could still use, such as generators and solar power. I thought that made a lot of sense.
The idea behind the zombie thing was a pretty interesting and unique one. I would have liked some more details about the history behind how people in the world became these creatures, though.
I liked the fact that none of the characters were truly evil. They all came across as quite well-rounded, even those who weren't very nice.
I did think that the book didn't need to switch between first and third person, or past and present tense. That was confusing, especially the switching of tenses.
I did notice a few errors in the book, but nothing that was really major.
I am curious to see what will happen to the characters next. If there's a sequel to this, I would definitely be interested in reading it.
Posted March 28, 2014
First and foremost I would like to thank Netgalley and Fido Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.
I was initially drawn to this book because it sounded original. Not very often do you read about zombie romances. From the very beginning I knew I loved the writing style. I really liked the way that the point of views were done, 1st person for the main character and 3rd person when Evan was being written about. I loved the 1st person point of view because I got to be inside a zombie's head, I think that this was done very well. You were often thrown into disarray as Sadie didn't know what was going on. This aspect made the story come to life.
This story had a good amount of both the suspense factor and the romance factor. Knowing that Cerys du Lys was primarily a romance author I was afraid that the romance would overshadow the storyline. I think that she did a good job balancing both aspects of the story. I think I would have liked one more action scene though.
Posted February 22, 2014
I honestly have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it is a very interesting concept that really piqued my interest. Zombie romances are difficult to write and I have to say that this is one of the better stories that I’ve read. The main problem I had with this book is the insta-love. I don’t feel like I’m giving away too much of a spoiler since it happens so early in the book, but 15% of the way into it, the two main characters were already in bed together. I want a little more build-up to the big event. I want to cheer when the characters finally get together or at least understand their reasoning for getting together. I found myself enjoying the story outside of the romance more then the romance itself. Many times the sex felt like an interruption. I don’t read many romance novels so maybe I’m simply not accustomed to this writing style.
As I mentioned, I found the non-romance part of this book very entertaining. The supporting characters were interesting and added a lot to the story.
One thing I found a bit strange was the changes in POV. Not a huge deal, just something that I thought was a little awkward.
I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review.
Posted February 5, 2014
Five star read
I must admit zombies aren't usually my style, but then this isn't really a zombie book. What it is a book
about is falling in love with someone no matter what differences outwardly. I love the way Cerys writes
and it doesn't seem to matter what the forum her writing shines through and becomes alive.
The characters of Sadie and Evan are beautifully depicted as are the secondary characters, everyone is so alive,
even if they barely have a pulse, you just have to love Johnny the popcorn guy, and Desiree well you may
not always like her but you can understand her actions. True love breaks down all barriers, and that we
are responsible for our own actions we don't have to fall into bad ones because everyone is we have a choice.
For a romance these are some pretty heavy ideas to come away with, but the book brings them to you
in such a way that you just sit back and enjoy, I want more though, hopefully there will more to come.
I received a free copy for an honest review