Cassandra's Challenge (Imperial #1)
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This is the usual human/alien romance with a little twist and it worked! The plot was interesting, the I liked the characters but What I didn't like were the tedious description of the hero and heroine's day, hour, minute and second of their existence! This is just annoying filler. The author also needed an editor or a proof-reader, it would have made the book so much more enjoyable. Apart from these issues, this book was an entertaining read to pass the time.
Second I have to say also that I didn’t enjoyed some little things in it.
The plot is extremely interesting and the pace of the story is good. But something was constantly bothering me, mainly the present tense.
It could be that I’m not used to it, but the constant descriptions of every single moment of the day gave me the impression that I was reading a very detailed diary: he says, she says, the wake up, the sit, they go… Let me get you a sm ...more
I liked the story but there is obvious editing flaws which made it a bit difficult to get in to the rhythm of the book which had me taking breaks.The characters are likeable and some moments you feel the pain of both Cassandra and Victoria for the loss they have suffered. the romance between Cassandra and William is a roller coaster ride of one mistake, from one or the other, the side characters are good and little Victoria is adorable. the love scenes are hot and numinous, the bad guys crimes ...more
Wow, just wow.
I found Grim and Cassandra quite enjoyable, I've re-read both multiple times already which tells me that I've fallen in love with characters, plot and setting. I tend to ignore reviews that focus not on the story but on editing, grammar etc because I can usually read past those issues (otherwise I would have nothing to read, big publisher or self/indie published).
Cliffhangers though...fortunately not in either of these books. I' ...more
The Earth has been destroyed, the only two survivors are Cassandra Chamberlain and her nine year old niece Victoria. They barely survived, only saved as the Carnians, the alien race trying to save them, managed to pick them up as they were helping one of their fighters who had crash landed. Cassandra and Victoria are taken under the wing of Admiral William Zafar, but the danger doesn’t stop even when they leave earth and the attack behind, and William must protect the woman he now real ...more
M.K. Eidem does an incredible job constructing the Corinian world with its four royal h ...more
Unfortunately she apparently doesn't have either a proof reader or an editor. If I didn't enjoy her story telling abilities, I would have deleted the book for the grammar errors alone. It's worse than reading a middle schoo ...more
WARNING POSSIBLE SPOILERS
This is an epic. Cassandra first finds/rescues a crashed alien male and patches him up, returns him to his rescue ship and due to an attack goes with them (rescuing a niece on the way) and then sees the Earth destroyed. Most books might have ended the drama there and just had a romance foll ...more
You will find yourself screaming about the mistakes in this story!!!
REALLY needs an editor and proof-reader!!! In those departments, this book is a monumental disaster! It's something problematical on almost every page... so many that I got sick of making notes about them on my Kindle.
The story is fairly good, though. The author makes the mistake of putting in *every little thing*, and there are also the formulaic blunders from new authors - constant showers, for one. The smex scenes ar ...more
If you are the type of person that every little punctuation, spelling and grammatical error bothers you, this book may not be for you because there are TONS in this book. Aside from that, however, the storyline is incredible. The plot was exciting and fast paced. The characters were solid and had great depth as well. This was a very long book, and I feel it could have been easily downsized, because there were a ...more
A destroyed Earth I was not expecting but worked. The relationship between William and Cassandra started fast but had enough time to grow with the story. M K stories are becoming my favorite. I am waiting now ...more
Holy crap this book was so long...over 700 pages.
I love M.K. Eidem's stories; especially the Tornian series. But I'll say this again...she desperately needs an editor. As usual, there were numerous typos, wrong words and bad sentence structure. This book also needs to be condensed. Many parts were really drawn out and repetitive.
Overall, I liked the premise but the execution could have been better.
The Earth has been destroyed, the only two survivors are Cassandra Chamberlain and her nine year old niece Victoria. They barely survived, only saved as the Carnians, the alien race trying to save them, managed to pick them up as they were helping one of their fighters who had crash landed. Cassandra and Victoria are taken under the wing of Admiral William Zafar, but the danger doesn’t stop even when they leave earth and the attack behind, and William must protect the woman he now realises is h...more
But about the story. I found the story to be rather engaging and while it ...more
She also has the aliens speak English except for a few token words just because. Apparently we are to ...more
A few minor discrepancies were found in editing, such as when someone is fed something, it was written as feed and a few others. Sometimes it would bump me out a ...more
Even if the author doesn't do us all a favour and invest in a professional edi ...more
I can't wait to rea ...more
Cassandra was fab, without being too much of ...more
I liked the story. It was a good, interesting plot. I liked that it was long, so often we get 200 page stories that feel rushed, I can say that is not the case with this one, it might actually be a little too long. The characters are interesting and I will be reading the next book just to see where the story goes for the supporting characters.
Now for the bad. I read the previous reviews and saw a lot of people had problems with the editing. Yes there are quite a few ...more
I was surprised. I usually have little patience with poor editing because it almost invariably comes hand in hand with poor storytelling. But in this ...more
I downloaded a sample of this and first thought I'd accidentally been sent the entire book by mistake, I hadn't, it's just that long. In fact it's more like two longish books stuck together and if you're an avid reader you can probably, like me, tell where the break should have been.
My second thought was, is this the book were grammar came to die, I'm not gonna sugar coat it, it was bad. The first thing you notice is that in ...more
Overall: The Earth has just blown up and Cassie and her niece Tori are throw into a world that they never knew existed. In their first month there both of them prove how smart and strong they are and Cassie really seems to impress the people she comes into contact with and Tori just charms the pants off of them. After a month Cassie and William become close and attacks start to happen to the girls, which they find of later, that it has more to do with a bigger problem than they original ...more
Reading experience - 2*
As with Grim, what potentially could have been be a very good book, suffered from non-existing editing. It is a great shame to rate it as such, but in all honesty, with all the frustration that went in to reading it, 3* is generous.