I received a copy from Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review
It’s really hard for me to review this because I have mixed feelings about the book. I’l...moreI received a copy from Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review
It’s really hard for me to review this because I have mixed feelings about the book. I’ll lay it out PROs and CONs style…
PRO: – Super talented author based on her storytelling in this book. The story is deeply interesting. I want to like and hate Malcolm at the same time. – Victoria. She is really tough and for the most part doesn’t back down. (We’ll discuss the times she does in the CONs) – Chloe. Her sex scene was a pretty big comic relief for me and I thought it balanced out the super heavy romantic tone of the book up until that point. – Not very long but had a big impact. – That ending!
CON: – How much erotica was in the book compared to actual story. This is my own fault and I’m not actually using this for my rating. I haven’t read many books that are this hot and heavy. I just wasn’t expecting that much. I didn’t really know what I was getting into. – The instant love factor. No one calls it love, instead they call it “feelings” but we all know it’s love. – The instant love factor despite how Malcolm is a total jerk to her at times. – Victoria begging for sexual favors from him. She’s a wonder woman when it comes to getting the hard hitting truths but she feels weak in front of him and has to beg to get what she wants? I don’t buy it. – Some quotes like: “What girl doesn’t love it when a strong man pushes her around a little?” She said with a slight blush.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I would really like to have read this if it wasn’t as full of sex as it is (I know. That’s it’s purpose – and again I’m not basing my rating off that). The story is actually really good and that was some cliffhanger of an ending. There is a really good chance I’ll read book two.(less)
First things first. I will read book two. Take my money! If you sent it to me today I would blow off work tomorrow and read through the night. It was...moreFirst things first. I will read book two. Take my money! If you sent it to me today I would blow off work tomorrow and read through the night. It was so good.
Here are some things I loved about the book:
1. It was like the author read Parajukee’s Ten Ways a Romance…Becomes A Bad Romance. If you haven’t read this article, you should, then you’ll notice that it was like Julie Anne read it and did the exact opposite of everything.
There was partial insta-romance but it was a lot more developed than most romance books so I was okay with that. I liked that Callie tried to consider her options before racing straight to her love interest when he came in the picture.
2. I liked that, despite the love triangle between Liam, Callie, and Justin, Callie actually thinks through things. She respects her friendship with Justin and doesn’t want to damage it. She weighs things out and truly access what she wants and goes about trying to find the best way to make that happen without hurting anyone in the process.
3. When the action hits, it’s major and epic.
4. The confusing myths. I know this doesn’t sound like a good thing but it is. If I tried to sum it up for you, you’d have a big question mark on your face but they way Julie Anne explains it is extraordinary. I loved it!
Here are things I didn’t like about it:
Extremely good read. Get it as soon as possible and devour it like I did. Then hit me up so we can talk about.
PS: I’ll never picture Liam as a blonde. He’s got black hair to me. I don’t know why I can’t shake that even though the author explicitly says it early on.(less)
The main human point that this installment focuses on is Mark wanting to quit school. He’s failing, barely goes, can’t study. He’s thinking the whole...moreThe main human point that this installment focuses on is Mark wanting to quit school. He’s failing, barely goes, can’t study. He’s thinking the whole time, “what’s the point?” And honestly, I also can’t see the point. It’s not like he’s going to have a real job after he finishes college. His talent is in defending Earth and helping out other societies in the galaxy.
It’s the humanistic side of the Invincible’s story that really keeps me reading. While I love his adventures. I like to see how he just deals with life. He’s a teenage boy with a government job to protect Earth. He lives in a dorm and occasionally attends classes. But it’s so hard for him. He’s just broke up with his girlfriend and there is this potential with Eve… It’s convoluted just how teenage life should be.
As for Mark’s superpowered adventures, this book covers a few things. A surprising event happens (don’t worry, I won’t spoil you) and more importantly, Mark gets a visit from a lady Viltrumite. She’s coming to check on his progress since he’s the designated Viltrumite of Earth. She informs him that someone will be back, whether it’s five months or five years to see if he’s started organizing Earth’s takeover. A minor fight ensues and Mark is left with a lot of anxiety over the whole thing.
I love the perfect balance of Mark’s personal life plus his life as Invincible. I never knew how much I wanted to see that in a superhero comic. But apparently I did. (less)