Fated Dreams: Book One in the Affinity Seriesby Christina Smith
On the outside Sarah looks like she has it all--friends, a loving family, and a hobby she's really good at. But if you look closer, Sarah's keeping secrets from everyone in her life, even...Lucas. From the very first time they
Do you believe in true love? Sarah Samson doesn't until she meets hers. But for Sarah, meeting the guy of her dreams comes with a price.
On the outside Sarah looks like she has it all--friends, a loving family, and a hobby she's really good at. But if you look closer, Sarah's keeping secrets from everyone in her life, even...Lucas. From the very first time they bumped into one another, she has felt drawn to him. He makes her feel like she's found something she never realized was missing. Life would be perfect if it wasn't for the constant feeling that someone is following her. She feels a presence everywhere she goes, work, home, even...in her dreams.
Sarah suddenly finds herself wrapped up in a dangerous mystery that started eighty years ago involving two tragic deaths. After several attempts on her life, she and Lucas realize they must solve it before history repeats itself.
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*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* I usually prefer to read adult novels but Fated Dreams turned out to be a really great read.Sara and Lucas are two high school students who have been dreaming of each other but have never spoke in their daily lives. When they bump into each other by accident it seems to ignite their physical connection. The dreams are a bit crazy and end in quite a violent manner but it soon becomes a reality for Liz when someone starts following and threatening her, but she is determined to not let in happen again. I really enjoyed Fated Dreams, I thought it was a great read and look forward to the next one.
********** ARC provided in exchange for honest review ********** This book I thought had a very unique story line. I was actually surprised by the outcome which for me is unusual. Usually you know in the beginning pretty much how the end will go but read it because you want to say 'aww' . We all want MR. Wonderful who is always smoking hot sometimes has tattoos, piercing maybe a bad boy edge possessive fights and drinks... I think that sums up our perfect man! But here in this book ha ha no you won't find any of that. Oh before you get down on this book and say what in the hell is the point, let me tell you. This book is different and a fresh breath of air. The characters are high school aged, so lets put that out there and the hero is actually a book nerd gone muscle, SO, there is our guy. This book however isn't for the i wanna get my sex in a book kind of book. This book is appropriate for school aged girls, lots of kissing. Sarah, a high school girl who enjoys hanging out with her besties discovers this undeniable attraction and pull to the weirdest guy in school. Together they have to not only figure out who and what these dreams are but how to stop them for happening. Can they to save each other and their passion or will they fail?! This is a good read. This is different from some of the stuff i have read which was nice. I would have like to see more between Sarah and Lucas. Yeah we know they are hot for each other, but i don't know i wanted more, i didn't feel satisfied at the end. I also would have liked to see more with her family not just his. I think this is a good read and i would recommend it for sure. Happy Reading :)
*I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* WOW! I have read over 70 books this year and Fated Dreams is one of the best of them! Christina Smith has an amazing talent for story telling. This book had it all! There was romance, mystery, tragedy, joy, heartbreak, intrigue. I loved every minute of this book. The characters were not just easy to relate to and likeable. They were loveable. Minus the evil Stephanie, of course. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down and especially towards the end it really got good! There were so many twists and turns to keep you guessing and wanting more. I'm am so thankful that I read this book but I am even more thankful that I already have the second one in the series (Delusions) so that I don't have to wait to find out what happens next! I would recommend this book to anyone with a passion for reading because there is something in here for everyone.
I'm trying to figure out how to write this review and I can't figure out where to start. I usually start with the good, but I think I have to say the bad first. I don't know why, but for some reason the fact that they were soul mates didn't sit well with me. I didn't like the dreams that they kept having, it was just a little much. Probably the worst for me was that I hated Sarah. It seemed unreasonable to me that she would not tell anyone the truth of what was going on. I understand that you don't want people to be overprotective but I think she went over and beyond what a normal person would do. She lied so much to everyone, it was annoying. I guess its hard to like a book when you don't like one of the main characters. Other than those two, major things, I pretty much liked everyone and everything else in the book. Lucas was great and so was his mother. I kept wondering what was the point of the prologue, I have to say, well done to the author because I never connected the two. I was pleasantly surprised with the connection. I had my suspicions as to who was trying to hurt Sarah, but I was completely wrong. I had no idea who it was up until the author revealed it. This book was just "eh" for me, I don't think I would recommend it to my friends. However, I do see why people like it. Does that make sense?
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.* 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! (:
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. 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.