It's been awhile since I read this book, so I can't say that I remember everything about it. I do know that I liked it for the most part, eve3.5 stars
It's been awhile since I read this book, so I can't say that I remember everything about it. I do know that I liked it for the most part, even though I remember thinking that some characters were a bit too perfect and that I didn't feel like I knew the leading female character Jocelyn well. Apparently she's a Homeland Security agent, but honestly, if I didn't know that before reading the book, it would have never crossed my mind. There was also another female character, Joelle, and her story was extremely heartbreaking. I wish things had ended differently for her because she was so sweet and deserved so much better.
I would also like to mention that Blood Destiny has very graphic and disturbing, gory violence. That doesn't bother me, but I think some readers will probably be very put off by that. So, just giving a warning to those who don't like to read those types of books.
Anyway, thanks to Tessa Dawn and GoodReads for the opportunity to read this book!...more
Kylie Galen's life sucks at the moment. Her grandmother passed away, her boyfriend broke u My review can also be found on my blog Collections.
Kylie Galen's life sucks at the moment. Her grandmother passed away, her boyfriend broke up with her, her parents are getting divorced, and she's been forced to see a psychologist after she tells her parents that a guy has been stalking her. A guy that apparently only she can see.
Things only get worse for Kylie when she's caught at a party with alcohol, and at the advice of the psychologist, Kylie's parents send her to Shadow Falls Camp for the summer. Shadow Falls is suppose to be a camp for troubled teens, but Kylie quickly realizes that no one at the camp is normal. Everyone is a supernatural, and there are all types: vampires, werewolves, fairies, shape-shifters, etc.
In this book, supernaturals can figure out if a person is a supernatural, and what type of supernatural they are, by reading the person's brain pattern. Kylie is different though. For some reason, no one is able to read her brain pattern. They know she's not a normal person, but that's about it. Kylie, thinking that they are wrong about her, spends the majority of the book wishing/hoping/praying that she is not a supernatural.
And I felt that's really all that happened in the book.
Other than Shadow Falls Camp being a promoter of peace between the different species of supernaturals, teenage supernaturals go to the camp to learn how to harness their powers. Or so it states in the book's summary. Throughout the book I was waiting to read some kind of scene like that, but it never happened. There was just a bunch of talking and questions from Kylie. It seemed most of her questions were not answered until later or at all because nobody seemed to know or have the answers. That was probably to add to the mystery, but I just wish it didn't take the entire book to find out whether or not Kylie was a supernatural. Especially since it was obvious that she's a supernatural (and it got pretty annoying how much she was in denial).
As for everything else in the book... I think the most intriguing scenes were with the "ghost stalker." When we found out the ghost's story, I was surprised. Didn't see it coming. I liked Kylie's new friends Miranda and Della. The bickering between Miranda and Della was pretty funny at times. The love-triangle... Well, I tend to dislike love-triangles. I didn't hate this one, but I wasn't impressed with it either. It was a typical love-triangle. Instant attraction. Kylie couldn't stop thinking about either Lucas or Derek. Oh, and her ex-boyfriend Trey. I thought I would be rooting for one of these guys by the end, but nope, I'm not. Not much progress.
Like I mentioned before, not all the questions were answered. There is still a lot of mystery. But I guess that's why this is a series, not a stand-alone. And even though I felt like there wasn't enough action in this book, I'm intrigued enough that I would probably read the sequel....more
For as long as she can remember, Michele's had the same recurring dream about a young, blue-eyed man. The dream always leaves her wondering a3.5 stars
For as long as she can remember, Michele's had the same recurring dream about a young, blue-eyed man. The dream always leaves her wondering and wanting to know more about him, but that's all she can do. Because he's not real, only a dream. But after a tragedy forces Michele to live with her grandparents all the way in New York City, and with the help of a key left behind by a family member, Michele is transported back in time and discovers that the mysterious man may not be a dream after all.
While I liked the idea of the story, it didn't hold my interest as much as I had hoped. I didn't feel a connection to the characters, and I also felt the relationships were a bit too rushed, which didn't make them seem very believable. Such as Michele and Philip's relationship. Michele has dreamt about Philip all her life, and Philip has seen Michele once before, but they didn't really know each other. When they finally met, there wasn't much suspense or build-up. They immediately accepted each other and fell in love. Then there's the ancestors Michele met. Clara, Lily, and Stella. I felt they also accepted Michele way too easily. First they freaked out, but after Michele gave them a pretty simple explanation as to why she was there, they calmed down and talked to Michele as if they've known her their whole lives. It just seemed too convenient.
As for the story, I didn't really get into it until the last 100 pages. I am glad that not everything was resolved by the end. I thought I had everything figured out too, and in a way I was right, but the ending still made me go, "How did that happen?" Thankfully, Timeless is not a stand-alone, and although this book didn't quite live up to my expectations, I'm curious to find out what happens next....more
**spoiler alert** My rating is ranging between 4 and 4.5 stars. And these are just my thoughts on certain things.
I liked both Max/Jane and Wes/Emily,**spoiler alert** My rating is ranging between 4 and 4.5 stars. And these are just my thoughts on certain things.
I liked both Max/Jane and Wes/Emily, but I didn't feel quite as connected to Max/Jane as I did Wes/Emily. Maybe it's because Max and Jane's relationship started off similarly to what I've read in other books. I guess I felt more drawn to the relationship (Wes and Emily's) that I don't believe I've seen before. There is, however, a major difference in Max and Jane's relationship that I think sets them apart from the couples in those other books, and it's this: Jane isn't so...innocent! Max on the other hand... haha Well, I really liked that! Because usually the boy has more experience or both are just..."new to this." ;)
Anyway, I really wanted to know more about the angels/other beings, especially Jane's father and Greg. I am feeling a bit iffy about Greg's reason for why he turned against his family. I don't know... It didn't seem hardcore; hopefully, there's more to it. But other than that, I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to read the next one. :D...more