Wow, this book is just so amazing and i just spent the whole evening finishing it. In honesty, i was having a bit of a book downer recently, and the lWow, this book is just so amazing and i just spent the whole evening finishing it. In honesty, i was having a bit of a book downer recently, and the last couple i've tried to read have failed to catch my attention. However, on a whim late last night, i downloaded Forgive My Fins to my Kindle and i am so glad i did.
Ok, so the writing style is full of Ocean related humour and there are some truly cringe worthy moments, but isn't that what being a teen in love is like? The only difference is that Lily is a mermaid and in a case of mistaken identity accidentally kisses the annoying boy next door instead of the guy she's crushing on from the swim team.
Yes, i know this all sounds a little cliche, but there is a lot more depth to this book that you'll initially realise (No pun intended!) If i'm honest, i really loved Quince from the beginning, he was such an original character and so wonderfully charming and patient. The lessons that he and Lily learn through there 'mistake' are pretty big and the outcome was fantastic. The chemistry between them was like electricity and i couldn't help but get a bit frustrated with Lily for how blind she was for most of the novel. But then that's something we probably all experience at some time and by becoming in love with an idea we essentially become blinded to the 'real thing'.
I found the relationship between Lily and her father to be unique as well. It's all to easy in fiction these days for someone to use the 'Duty before heart' storyline, and it made a change to have a King that was a bit more heartfelt as opposed to cold and dutiful. And the fact she called him daddy was sweet as opposed to annoying as it might have been.
My favourite part though? it was the witty dialogue between Lily and Quince, especially that part in the bathroom stall. Just hilarious. And to top it all off, a lesson in love that even adults can learn from if they put their minds to it!...more
It's been nearly a week since I finished this and I can still remember it clearly which is a good thing as this review would be much harder to write hIt's been nearly a week since I finished this and I can still remember it clearly which is a good thing as this review would be much harder to write had I forgotten :-p So without any further elaboration here's a brief synopsis for you:
Evie's life isn't what most people would call normal. She can see through the glamour of Paranormal creatures such as Hag's, Faeries, Vampires and Werewolves and she helps to tag them and bring them under the rules of the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA) to stop them causing anymore trouble and to give them work to do. But now Paranormals are dying and as the death toll increases and a strange prophecy surfaces, it becomes apparent that Evie may be unintentionally caught up in something incredibly dark and dangerous.
Wow, I loved this book and I'm about to go all gushy about this like a love-sick teenager! Evie is such an incredible and original character and I loved how stupidly funny this is. One minute I was laughing my head off and the next I was shedding tears. This is a bleeping wonderful book! The plot is original with all it's twists, turns and revelations and I loved how Evie came into her own and started making her own choices as she learned more and more about the IPCA and what it did, which is brave considering how sheltered from the normal teenage world she was.
Just for fun here's my top favourite things I love about this book: 1. Lish and her bleeping computer 2. Tasey the pink taser 3. Evie's obsession with lockers 4. Lend
Ah, Lend. How I love Lend. As far as characters go he is true teenage awesomeness. I don't want to say too much about what he can do but he is honestly fantastic and the way he is with Evie is brilliant too! Lish is another one of my favourites and I love how every swear word she uses gets bleeped on her computer, it had me in giggles throughout the book, and her and Evie have such a good laugh together.
I am aware I've been talking about this like it's a easy children/teen read but it really is much more than that and although it will have you laughing until you hurt it will also have you sobbing in parts. Some of the story line will have you so tense and wanting to know what happens next that you'll be flipping the pages at light speed. So many things in this book are different to others I've read, for example, even the enemy in this book isn't what it appears to be and quite a bit of the book reads like a mystery as well as romance and fantasy. The ending was fantastic and I have just downloaded the sequel for my Kindle so the good news people is that when you read this and you get hooked, you don't have to wait for the sequel to be released. If your looking for a teen novel with good escapism for you're adventurous adult, and with a touch of romance, give this incredible book a go....more
I am officially very behind on my reviewing and so am taking one of my days off work to catch up with it. I actually finished this book some days agoI am officially very behind on my reviewing and so am taking one of my days off work to catch up with it. I actually finished this book some days ago now but i'm glad i waited to write the review as i've been so busy and tired id have probably never have done it justice. To be brief, this book is utterly amazing and Jennifer Delucy is truly a genius (and i'm not just saying that because i have her listed as a friend on here!)
In summary, Seers of Light is about a young woman named Lillian Hunt, who lived a rather content but uneventful life working in her grandfathers store. Then everything goes a bit pear shaped, beginning with a rather frightening apparition and leading to a rather terrifying vampire attack and then subsequent rescue by a man called Christian. After being told she is a sentient (a person with abilities that range from combat, empath to seer) she then meets a certain Mr William Maddox (who i personally would want to marry if he was real lol). What then takes place is a riviting adventure filled with self-discovery, romance and vampires and i loved every second of it.
The cast of characters is vast and extremelly colourful. Where i dare say with some authors its a lost easier to stick with a few, Jennifer has no such problems introducing a lot of characters in a short space of time. Something, i might add, that in the wrong hands could have been confusing, but not in this case. I felt a connection to each of the characters in this novel and as a result felt when they were hurt, in love, or going through something else.
The horror and fantasy aspect of it was truly amazing and told with such realism i could well believe that there are sentients out there and vampires (although that idea rather scares me). It's originality was extraordinary and it stood out a mile among the other paranormal/fantasy/romance novels out there, for which i was relieved.
The romance aspect was fantastic. Instead of some simpering girl who irrationally goes after the guy who could probably kill her, what i found instead is a very independent head-strong young woman who thinks before she acts. And one things for sure, Lily can sure kick ass! Her relationship with William can be only described as truly romantic, a little different and yet a stunningly beautiful love story all the same. As well as the central romance i really liked Anna and Katrina's relationship, those too are classic and add some really amusing bits to the story. Man and woman may be traditional but Anna and Katrina had a spark that i just can't quite put my finger on. Romance at it's most amusing!
If i were to sum this novel up in a paragragh i would say it is a gripping fantasy story with the originality to stand out among the others in it's genre as well as being a truly phenomenol romance capable of making ANY readers heart race. I can't wait to read whisper of light because if it's as good as seers of light i will really really love it!