This one was very long and I find myself looking at the clock and waiting for the dawn, but seriously considering starting on the sequel. It has everytThis one was very long and I find myself looking at the clock and waiting for the dawn, but seriously considering starting on the sequel. It has everything a great book needs and it deserves a 5 star rating. What I had a problem with is the speed everything evolved at. It's a bit frustrating to read the whole book only to find out the best part is at the very end. I can't help it, I expected the love story to start sooner. And even though I appreciate the whole background information necessary for it all to meld into a functioning whole, at some point it was too much information and not enough action.
I'm looking forward to reading the sequel and I must admit that I expect a lot from their love life thanks to the heat Dark Horse introduced me with....more
It is a lovely story with layered characters, but unfortunately too short for all it promised it could be. There was too much confusion about everythiIt is a lovely story with layered characters, but unfortunately too short for all it promised it could be. There was too much confusion about everything and too little explanations. Still, I'm not sorry I read it as it is pretty nice. I only wish it could have been a 5....more
**spoiler alert** Bloody hell! Someone could have told me that I would be crying for hours even after I've read the book! I seriously considered dropp**spoiler alert** Bloody hell! Someone could have told me that I would be crying for hours even after I've read the book! I seriously considered dropping two stars because I read this genre and romance in general to avoid thinking about the harsher and unavoidable side of life. But when it smacks me in the face like it did with this books I truly want to be angry at the author for not ending the book a few chapters before. I do understand the reasons, I honestly do, but the fact is, I never would have picked it up if I had known. It is a happy ending to an extent, but having lost someone close in my life, it leaves me little comfort as I'm crying even now while writing this.
It is truly a beautiful book. The connection was so deep that it made the ending all the more painful and truthfully traumatic. I loved the concept, the births, and the romanticized side of slavery. It really is beautifully written and you can't stop before you reach the last page.
I would recommend it, if you don't mind the unavoidable end we all must face, but it is almost guaranteed that you will shed your bucket of tears while doing it.
*Anyone have any happy recommendations for me? I desperately need a good laugh....more
I feel like I should write a review because people are 'liking' my rating and I haven't written anything. So here goes.
First I should say that I usualI feel like I should write a review because people are 'liking' my rating and I haven't written anything. So here goes.
First I should say that I usually rate these kind of books differently than those that are more serious. This is the type of read where I will maybe laugh at certain parts, skim through excessive sex scenes and maybe like the characters. But it is also something I will forget in a matter of days. Why do I read them? It's a nice change from serious books, that string me up emotionally or require a lot of concentration. This is great when I need to relax and I can easily read 5-6 of them in a day.
I read this sequel because I honestly liked the idea from the first book. It was interesting enough that I wanted to know more and get to know some new characters. Unfortunately this story doesn't have a beginning, the middle is just one big confusion and the ending was both rushed and didn't make a lot of sense. To top it all off, the book is like one big promotional tool. From mentioning authors in the middle of the story (something that just pulls me out completely) to pushing about piracy like all the warnings aren't enough.
The characters lacked personality and if you don't pay close attention to the names you probably won't have any idea who is doing what or even who is speaking. Overall it was a disappointment for me, because after the first book I really expected more from this series. Hopefully the next installment will have more substance and will bring more to the overall series.