by V. J. Chambers
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Breathless by V. J. Chambers

What if the messiah and the anti-christ fell in love?

Azazel is seventeen and sexually frustrated. Her biggest issue is trying to figure out why her seemingly normal boyfriend won't sleep with her.

Then Jason races into her life. He won't say where he came from or who's chasing him. He's a delicious puzzle, a boy who has no problem using his fists to solve arguments or quoting Plato to justify his actions. Azazel is drawn to him. She's obsessed with finding out his secrets.

What she doesn't know is that Jason's secrets are entwined with her own town's secrets. Her friends and family have conspired to use her as a pawn in a violent scheme. Soon, she will have to choose between protecting Jason and staying loyal to everyone she's ever trusted.

A story about forbidden love, fate, and free will, Breathless is Rosemary's Baby meets The Da Vinci Code.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984120611
Publisher: Punk Rawk Books
Publication date: 07/02/2009
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

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Breathless 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book contains a lot of satanism so if you are not into that stuff do NOT read this book. I would have liked to know this information before I got the book because if i had known I would never have read it.
Daisy44 More than 1 year ago
2 1/2 - 3 stars. While I liked this; it needs more work. I don't know how eBooks come about; however, if they are derived directly from the hard copy with no additional typing, copying, or pasting then the editing/proofreading staff needs to be fired. This book was littered with punctuation errors, missing words, phrases that shouldn't have been there, etc. It was awful, annoying, and distracting. Now to the actual writing. The author failed to make me really care about her characters and what they were going through. She told me everything without the details that would have the reader connect with the characters, their surroundings, and what is happening to them. However, my interest was slightly peaked at the end of the story so that I might just look into reading the second and third installments. I understand that the point of view is limited to that of a naive, overprotected, relatively innocent 17-year-old girl; however, most of the time Zaza sounded like she was 13 or 14 which was a little hard to take or believe. Plus living with a house filled with that many boys would take some of the naivete out of her...she'd be more brash. Not saying that the very opening scene doesn't show her as brash... This is most definitely a story that should NOT be labeled YA, unless bookstores create new categories for Tween YA and Older Teen YA. This is the latter all the way - rated R or NC-17 if it were a movie. [Spoiler alert] Let's get to the nitty gritty, shall we. I was completely floored by the main focus of the story being sex. It might be appropriate to call that part of the book 17 Shades of Grey. The plot twist...I found it neither disgusting nor appalling mostly because I picked up on the HUGE clues 1) the main character is named after a demon, 2) her best friend's name is the same as the mother of all demons, 3) the texts and emails included the "number of the beast" and mentioned "the vessel," 4) her parents mentioned Samhain (sp?), 5) Homecoming was on Halloween [which is way too late for a high school homecoming], 6) there are no churches in town, 7) Zaza chose to be a Vestal Virgin for Halloween, and 8) Zaza's mother gave her a pentagram necklace to wear. All that adds up to no good. A town full of Satanists is not a new plot point. I think there a few horror movies out there like that. And the main scene could have been so much worse than black rose petals, candles, and "black mass" rituals. Not to mention that the violence that follows Zaza and Jason's escape is the same as any R-rated chase or gangster movie (thinking Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, etc.). What I found most disturbing were the clues Hallam was putting together with regards to Jason's conception...I started thinking that the two were brother and sister. That would truly have been icky. I know people who have thrown books where that allegation was made a plot point. Will I read it again? No. Was it a waste of time? Meh, not really. Will I read the remaining two books? Maybe if the eBooks get to $.99.
booklover1224 More than 1 year ago
I kept waiting to find out the big secret and when I finally did, it was a big let down. From there, it just got worse as the characters sunk deeper and deeper into a situation that seems hopeless. I have no desire to read the sequels.
Classy_B More than 1 year ago
This book is like a movie. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. Once you read book 1 you have to read books 2 & 3. Its a great romance/thriller/action/religion and even part Sci-Fi. JUST AWESOME I LOVE IT!
pk62 More than 1 year ago
I read the first few chapters and deleted it. Not my style.
mbcrandell More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the storyline with this book! I was engaged almost immediately and didn't want to put the book down. The author did a good job with her character development as well as "world building." I am looking forward to reading the other two books in the trilogy. VJ Chamber's books are definitely worth your time and a good way to spend that extra time!
FloridaSkateMom More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this book because it got good reviews and it's free, and I wasn't disappointed. I couldn't put the book down! There are a few typos but hey not too many to be distracting. I would recommend for sure!
bmarie5 More than 1 year ago
Really interesting read. Enjoyed the author's writing style and am excited to read the rest of the trilogy. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick, easy read. I want to keep reading beyond book 1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was really really great till the end. the end could've been better. I couldn't stop reading it though. That's for sure. I also couldn't stop talking about it. Haha. Good book. And woah, it's not free anymore. This I find weird.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was actually an ok book. I recomend it to anyone who likes books with action and romance. I am reading it for the second time now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This first book is pretty good but the series overall gets worse and worse until i just could not read anymore...and i never give up on a story until i know how it ends....until now. It isnt a trilogy but just keeps going apparently and the fourth book is inconclusive and beyond way could i stomach any more. I will never trust this author again
Mandylynh More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be a different kind of read. It was a bit surprising when I got into a few of the chapters--I'm glad I obtained the book on a special deal. However, as it goes with series and me, I feel like I need to read the two other titles in the trilogy. The characters seemed a little awkward and there wasn't a lot of development--perhaps by design given the enigmatic lives Jason and Azazel had lead before coming together. I don't want to spoil the read for anyone interested.
lilyvh More than 1 year ago
I's a fun read alittle weird but intersting and I did like the action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the books but the story line seems far fetched but that doesnt mean its a bad thing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was great. I found it on myspace and i fell in love with this book from the start! I didn't want to stop reading it. The plot is very good. I was so intrigue with Jason i want to find out his secret and i understood why Azazel was so interested in him. I was really surprised that the whole town was worshiping Azazel like the demon and wanted the girl Azazel to fill his shoes to KILL Jason and the Son Brother are after him. I love this book i think whoever like drama and romances should read this.
Bookwork0908 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. Interesting story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite good and the characters seems to be fairly true to life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
all over the place
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"What if the messiah and antichrist fell in love?" What the heck!? Not my kinda story. >:\
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Satanism as a focus for a YA book? Poorly written, weak character development and confusing plot concept. Skip this one even if it's free.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I can't wait to read the other two books of it.
Ki71 More than 1 year ago
Quick read, but weird story line. It did make me a bit upset about what her parents were doing. Wouldn't read any other books regarding this story.