The Thirteenth Chime (Sense of Truth #1)
Destiny has finally found the life that she has always wanted. She is about to finish college, has a fiance that loves her, and a great summer on the West Coast planned with her friend, Stephanie. But her world is turned upside down when an antique clock mysteriously chimes thirteen times and someone attacks them, sending Stephanie and her mother to the...more
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Destiny only wanted a vacation. Just a simple week away from the pressure of school and the thought of getting married. When her friend Stephanie invites her to her mother’s new seaside home, Destiny takes her up on it. She goes for a week of relaxation and fun. But on their first night there, they are attacked. In the middle of the night the grandfather clock on the landing (which creeped Destiny out when she first saw it) chimed thirteen times. Suddenly, Leslie (Stephanie’s mom) is gr...more
The Thirteenth Chime was a thrill of a ride. In the over two hours that I read it, it gave me an eerie, adrenaline pulsing, spooky feeling. I became so intrigued with the story, and just couldn’t wait to find out the mystery behind the clock. I loved the plot, and how it all unfolded. It was very well researched and executed. The writing was nice. Maybe a little simple, but I liked it. Emma wrote great details, and the dialogue and scenes flowed along very well. The char...more
Destiny, like most of the characters in this book was a little flat for me. But I don’t think she is the real protagonist, David is. The story really revolves around David, who is...more
The Thirteenth Chime being another one of my most anticipated books this year as I’m sure you’ve all heard me blab about it at some point or other. So I’m very excited that I got to review it.
I just want to start off by saying that from the cover, and the teasers, and doing my interview with Emma, and becoming really good friends, I got really excited about this book because it...more
I did however think the book lacked something. As I was readi...more
Emma waste no time getting to the plot, an unexplained accident happens in the first few pages - that will leave you searching for answers all the way...more
The writing itself was pretty bad. I'll leave it at that and try to be nice.
The characters were stiff and awkward most of the time, but David (who was the only character that really made any sense to me) was okay overall.
The plot was average. It was alright. Not terrible, but not amazing.
I hate saying bad things about the book because the author seems really nice and this is her debut novel...more
This is a really nice story. The concept is quite original, and though you don't understand very well what the book is about in the beginning because the synopsis doesn't give much away, the story is quite entertaining, though not one of the best out there.
I don't usually talk about the way the book looks like because it...more
Destiny planned a fun break with her best friend Stephanie, but her plans are ruined when Stephanie and her Mother are attacked in their house with Destiny watching. Not knowing what to do, Destiny calls her ex-boyfriend, David, to come out and help her solve this weird occurrence. Because Destiny knows this wasn't a normal attack. Together David and Destiny have to figure out what happened in that house, that fateful night without get...more
Anyways, the book starts off well. Right away we are introduced to Destiny and Stephanie, who the...more
I struggled during the first half of the book thinking about what I would rate it. The editing leaves something to be desired. There are bits that are very choppy and the first page has the word "especially" twice.
I am very glad that I stuck with it, it was worth it. Congrats, Emma, on a first publication and I do look forward to the sequel. I will be reading it.
The beginning of the story finds the main character Destiny driving to a remote town with her roommate, looking for a relaxing getaway. She als...more
While staying in a strange old house on the west coast with her best friend Stephanie and her mother Leslie, Destiny is the only witness to an unsual attack that leaves both Stephanie and Leslie hospitalized. With no one else to turn to, Destiny seeks the help of her ex-boyfriend David to help unravel the mystery surround the house and the events of that dark night.
Kudos to author Emma Michaels for being able to create a creepy mood. In fact a few years ago I would have happily devoured this bo...more
First of all, the characters were not fully fleshed out. I did not feel any sort of attachment or even like most of the characters, with the exception of David.
There was a sad lack of contractions. To the point where I felt that it was done on purpose to make the...more
It starts off with a freakish attack in the night, a weird green light, and an enormous old clock. From there, it only gets increas...more
She witnessed some sort of presence come out of an antique grandfather clock and assault the women. While she's worried she sounds crazy, David is open to the...more
The Thirteenth Chime is the first of a series involving the idea of "imprinting" in the supernatural, haunted house, ghostly way. The focus of this story is very intriguing. The thought of a grandfather clock that might just be haunted, and in a very dangerous way, is scary and made me wonder. The back story and history of both the building and clock were very well done as well, and I liked how the information was released intermittedly.
On the other hand, thoug...more
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Growing up my best friend was my library card and books were my home.
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