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From the moment they meet, Jenna is enchanted and entranced with Reece Walton. She's thrilled to learn he's ...
From the moment they meet, Jenna is enchanted and entranced with Reece Walton. She's thrilled to learn he's spending the summer two houses away from hers. Every moment they spend together is magical. But she can't get the prediction out of her mind. As the summer draws to a close and secrets are revealed, can Jenna get past the fear of being left with a broken heart to live in the moment with Reece or will her fear of being hurt fulfill the prophecy?
Posted June 9, 2012
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Let me start out by saying this book is amazing! Danielle has a way with words that makes you lose yourself in the world she has created. This book had me captivated from the very beginning. I didn't want to put the book down. When I had to, I couldn't wait to get back to reading. For me that makes an amazing story.
The characters were so easy to connect with. They were down to earth, like someone you could bump into on the street. That always makes the story more believable. I am a sucker for romance, and this book lays it on thick! I can not wait for the second book to come out!
I can not say enough about this book with out giving away all the details. So take my advice and go pick this one up!
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Posted June 10, 2013
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Heart Waves by Danielle Sibarium
Book One of the Heart Waves series
Publisher: KFR Communications
Publication Date: June 1, 2012
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Copy provided by the author
Summary (from Goodreads):
Jenna Kingsley has a gift. She knows things. With a simple touch she can pick up personal information from jewelry or objects. While at a neighbor’s party, a voice mesmerizes her. Jenna is momentarily frozen as a ring is placed in her hand. White electricity surges through her and a dire prediction is made. “It’s like Romeo and Juliet. You’re going to break my heart.”
From the moment they meet Jenna is enchanted and entranced with Reece Walton. She’s thrilled to learn he’s spending the summer two houses away from hers. Every moment they spend together is magical. But she can’t get the prediction out of her mind. As the summer draws to a close and secrets are revealed, can Jenna get past the fear of being left with a broken heart to live in the moment with Reece or will her fear of being hurt fulfill the prophecy?
What I Liked:
I was pleasantly surprised when I finished this book and really liked it! Not that I was going into reading this book thinking that I would not like it, but I didn't expect to like it so much. I liked the characters in this story the most - Reece and Jenna are awesome. Reece is such a sweet guy, but he is also protective and secretive. I love the thoughtful side of him, but the other, "darker" side of him was an interesting twist.
Jenna is a great heroine. She is a combination of tough and passive, and I can understand and empathize with her at many points of the book. I thought her gift was kind of interesting, but I would have liked to see more of it in the book. It really did not play that big of a role in the book, other than drawing her and Reece together. But, I really like Jenna, and I find her a very relatable girl.
The plot will definitely keep readers interested. I thought I had it all figured out, but then something got in the way. Watch out for Tyler - he has a bigger role than we think in this book!
What I Did Not Like:
There was not much that I did not like - maybe a few things that I KNOW I am not supposed to like. For example, Reece and his secrets? Of course I do not like the fact that he is keeping secrets from Jenna. But, everyone has secrets, and I know that Reece does not feel obligated to share them.
I really, really wanted Jenna's gift to be a bigger part of this particular book. The only time we really get to see it in action is at the very beginning, which is how she met Reece. Okay, so you've used your gift once. It is a part of you - shouldn't you be thinking about it more? Or using it more? It is there, and yet it seem like it is not there. But it is!
I also did not like how short this book was. Book length can be a good thing and a not-so-good thing, but in this case, I think it went in favor of not-so-good. I felt like more could have been written in this book, like more scenes between Reece and Jenna before they get together as a couple, and more scenes between Reece and Jenna after they get together as a couple. This did not bother me too much, but I am really used to long books.
Would I Recommend It:
Yes indeed! I was captivated by the premise - the Romeo and Juliet reference - and definitely ha to know what was going to happen. This book has a very broad reading audience in my opinion - young teens will enjoy this book, but adults will as well.
4 stars. I was very intrigued by the characters, Jenna's abilities, Reece's past, and, well, Tyler! This is definitely a book that will grab your interest.
Posted February 1, 2013
Heart Waves doesn't waste any time getting right into the story and I like that about a book. It's books like this where I instantly fall in love with the romance and all the characters. Once I started this book, I totally fell in love with it and read it so quickly. It's full of amazing romance, awesome friends, secrets, and real life.
There's so much more I want to know about both Jenna and Reece. Jenna has powers... she can touch an object and feel its energy, know things about the person who holds the object. As the story delves on it seems Jenna is only getting stronger, but I feel as if we only have scratched the surface with her. The same goes for her love, Reece. I loved Reece right away. He's sweet, caring, and protective. Yet I couldn't help but keep feeling he's hiding something. That just may be another reason why I like him because he has secrets and I'm always drawn to my tormented, secretive boys.
The ending... though good and sweet... still left me wanting more. I want to learn more about Reece's friend Tyler. I want to learn more about Jenna. And, mostly I want to see where Jenna and Reece's relationship goes. I'm only hoping for the best... but you never know. Definitely loved this book and cannot wait to dive into the second one!
Posted October 5, 2012
This book took me back to the good ole days! Yes, I'm talking about high school. First loves, first kisses, first dates. This book brought it all back!
In Heart Waves, we're invited along to witness the ever growing romance between Reece and Jenna. A chance meeting brings the two together, an instant connection helps their feelings grow, and a story full of sweet moments and flirty fun makes their story one to remember.
That's not all to the story of course. This is way more than just a cute romance. There's gotta be a little spice to the equation to make this read worth reading. That spice is definitely there. No relationship is perfect, and this relationship had it's share of drama.
The book definitely picked up towards the end. A lot of stuff gets thrown at you all at once. The ever so mysterious Tyler. The hints of secrets left untold? Gotta love a good mystery! I sensed a bit of a cliff hanger at the end, and I can honestly say, I'm a bit happy about it. That means there might be more. This reader wouldn't mind a little more! I've got a few questions left and some answers I'm just dieing to find out!
A cute romance, a mysterious flare, a good book! Definitely worth 4 stars from me.
Posted August 25, 2012
I never like giving a poor review and I hope that this doesn't come off
that way but there comes a time for all of us when we come across a book
that we just don't care for. It's not that Heart Waves was poorly
written because it wasn't. Sibarium did a very good job writing this
story. Unfortunately, Heart Waves just wasn't for me. I found it too
teenie boppin for my taste. I enjoy most YA books, but I felt this book
was geared more for the teenage genre. It is, after all, a teenage love