Not sure if I will be able to finish this... It's disturbing and every time I think there will be a bit of happiness, Anna gets smacked back down. I'mNot sure if I will be able to finish this... It's disturbing and every time I think there will be a bit of happiness, Anna gets smacked back down. I'm shelling it for now, maybe I will come back to it again.
Just finished Part 1 Enslaved Rating: 4 stars
This was an introduction to who Anna is and what her life has been like. It starts out when she turns 16 and her life changes drastically. Then it skips ahead to her 20th birthday when things change again for her. She's not sure who to trust and she longs to be loved and cared for. It's an extremely sad existence, but this ended with a bit of hope. Alex.
Finished Part 2 Entwined Rating: 2 Stars
Wow, I thought this was a bunch of short stories put together, that was a long freaking book!
This one started out great! I was so excited to read the last scene from enslaved from Alex's POV. But so much has happened since then to color my view that it's safe to say I wasn't as much in love with it by the end as I was at the beginning. Anna goes from relationship to relationship and she falls in love with everyone. I can't tell if the author is trying to keep me interested by introducing new people or if she is trying to show how vulnerable Anna is and how much she craves love. Its kind of annoying though.
Towards the end of the book Anna was abused pretty badly. To the point I was cringing. I don't know why Alex gave her that bracelet... Nobody thought twice about what they did to her, like he said they would.
This book felt like one long plateau. Or maybe just really bumpy with a lot of dips and valleys but staying it's course at about the same elevation. There didn't seem to be any major climax. I never felt as though the book was building to anything. Its just one day to the next, slowly moving along. There is SO much that happens though, that I didn't realize it until I finished. I guess the trip to DC could be considered the climax, but not very much was revealed. I still feel as though we are very much in the dark with Devin's plans and so that climax doesn't seem legit, there were no huge revelations imo.
Pressing on, not even 50% through with this book yet and I've been reading for 2 days straight....more
I think Abe had the potential to be really hot, but he was just angry all the time. I liked how it started. He was head of security toEh, it was OK.
I think Abe had the potential to be really hot, but he was just angry all the time. I liked how it started. He was head of security to a prestigious family. The moment he laid eyes on Bethany he knew she was his. He sees that she is not like all the other richie, uppity high class people she is surrounded by. And when an engagement is arranged between her and a man who works for her father, Abe decides to take what is his. So he takes her.
He kidnaps her and then is continuously angry with her when she resists him. It was sort of annoying. Its a short story that basically takes place over one weeks time. It just didn't meet my expectations. Also, Abe sort of lost points with me when he pushed her to her knees and forced himself on her. That just doesn't seem like the best way to break down her defenses. I think it should have been the other way around personally... him on his knees if you know what I mean, I think that would be more effective in getting her to accept him....more