I got this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Honestly I don't know if I can finish this. I'm so confused, and I'm starting to get more a...moreI got this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Honestly I don't know if I can finish this. I'm so confused, and I'm starting to get more and more frustrated and angry with the story.
It starts out with Jo finding out her ex is on at the same Hawaiian resort as she has just arrived at to renew her wedding vows. It bounces back and forth between Jo and Andy's POV. They are both still hurting years after their split. A split that both seem to have different memories of.
Jo cries quite a bit in the first half of this book. She finally talks to Andy and realizes he didn't just up and leave her, there was a little more to his side of the story. But I found it hard to sympathize with him. I sort of saw him as a bit of a coward, it was hard to accept his character and forgive him. Especially when he is at the island with his two kids... both of which are named after Jo or his memories with her.
Half way through the book it takes a turn and the feelings you have been experiencing with them all the sudden changes. I can see where the book is going, I can see who is going to end up with who. But after spending 50% of the book reading about one couple, I can't really switch teams and its sort of making me mad. Even if I didn't really like both characters all the much to begin with.
Jo's "husband" is barely in it so far. I have very little invested in her relationship with him. I don't get it. I thought the reason he was barely in the story so far was so I didn't get attached to him. Now I'm not sure what's going on with him and I'm not sure I want to find out the rest.
I'm feeling annoyed, so I had to step back from the book for a bit because the enjoyment I feel when reading is just no there with this story. I think this book is supposed to be about growth and letting go, hence the name of the book, but I mistook it and thought it was a love story. So I went into this book with the wrong expectations I think. (less)
OK so the first book is called Vampire Love Story, but I'm a little confused on who I'm supposed to be routing for...more**spoiler alert** Vampire Love Story
OK so the first book is called Vampire Love Story, but I'm a little confused on who I'm supposed to be routing for here. Josiah has two women in his life. Lena, who is more the girl next door type. Sweet, innocent and she has been a great friend to Josiah. Then there is Yari, she is the hot vixen who is very sexual and she is kind of bad A.
I like his relationship with Lena better than Yari's. Yari sort of rubbed me the wrong way at that party where she sort of drugged him then brought 2 other girls in the bedroom to... well whatever. Yari has saved his life more than once now, and he has slept with her more than once, but for some reason I'm not feeling their relationship. I am definitely on team Lena.
I am really enjoying Josiah's humor and his internal monologue. Some of the things he thinks and says crack me up. I like his character. I'm also really eager to hear what Tommy has to say for himself. I can't wait for Josiah to meet back up with him, now that he is a Mani and he knows about Tommy being a Carni.
I'm kind of sad about Atticai. He was a weird character, and I really liked him despite the things he did.
Not much of a review, more just my thoughts about the book.
This story was the whole reason I was interested in the book. I wanted to see how Seth saw Genesis. But...more
In the Beginning - Katie Klein
read - 5/28/2012
This story was the whole reason I was interested in the book. I wanted to see how Seth saw Genesis. But I was sort of annoyed because I thought Carter was represented a little differently in this. I know it was from Seth's point of view, but I thought Carter came off less caring in this. But in the series Carter was very much in love with Genesis, in fact I hate to say it but I sort of liked Carter better than Seth. Once again, I found myself wondering what either of them saw in Genesis. She was very bratty and insecure. She annoyed me.(less)