Fade is based on an ancient Norse mythology concerning shapeshifters offered such a story f3.5 Stars from the Mad Scientist http://madsteampunkery.com
Fade is based on an ancient Norse mythology concerning shapeshifters offered such a story full of inner turmoil, imprint romance, grief.
The story starts off with immense grief. Arionna's mother had just died in a car accident. Her life was thrown in a topsy-turvy state. With her mother gone she had to move in with her father in another city and change colleges. The Mad Scientist felt for her. *Side Note... her father was an amazing character!
However, really quick into the story the average girl's eyes connect with Dace, a green eyed golden haired boy. It was instant love, in wolf shapshifter layman terms, imprinting. The pressing love between these two was fast and slow, climatic, & destined. (Sound like Twilight anyone?)
Destined you may ask while quirking your head to the side. They were together for milenna beforehand. Destiny dictates that they find each other once again. Now that they found each other (again) they need to work at keeping the world from coming to its pending doom. (Think Angelfire, which I LOVED!)
The Mad Scientist does admit that AK Morgen did have me swooning over Dace way more then expected. His intense desire and inner turmoil had you feel for him, meanwhile, making my stoic reader stance melt with his obsessive desire for Arionna.
AK Morgen's writing was very lurid & distinct. She took the tale and wove it into a story that was very easy to paint in your mind. I enjoyed the POV being from Arionna. What was intriguing was her ability to get into Dace's mind or not. With a story with such a background there needs to be much information. It was well laid out in such a way where the reader was not in overload mode. Even at a few parts of the book I felt a Mind Blow enter here and there.
In spite of the good writing, the Mad Scientist felt that Arionna's inner monologue dragged at many parts. Feeling that so much of it could be cut out so the story could cut to the chase.
** Thanks to NetGalley & Curiosity Quills Press for the ability to read & review this book which so ever did not influence or bend my thoughts in any manner. All Mad thoughts are presented in the right mind of a twisted brain of the Mad Scientist!**...more
The Mad Scientist thought she should give Amanda Hocking a gander since I've heard so much about her other series, which I have not read yet.2.5 Stars
The Mad Scientist thought she should give Amanda Hocking a gander since I've heard so much about her other series, which I have not read yet. Added to the good chatter is the promise of Mermaids. Sounds wonderful to me.
I fancy the idea of Siren's. In the beginning my curiosity was allowing the story to grab me, making me want to know more. Albeit, it didn't take long for my head to start shaking. The narration was just... What to say to explain it? Bizarre.
Gemma was enthralled by the water, aiming for the Olympics (which impressed me greatly) before the Sirens drew her away with their own enthralling magic. There is something wrong with these beautiful Sirens and the whole town feels it. Gemma fought as hard as she could but who could say no to the mythological creatures of the sea. Her practical overprotective older sister, Harper, also did in her own way... without knowing it. Oh, that just makes you wonder now doesn't it?
If you know anything about myths, I bet you are waiting to hear about the bad stuff that goes along with every immortals story. Sure enough, these Sirens bring darkness over the small city in Maryland. It is grim. (But I can't tell. *wink wink*
Throughout the book, the Mad Scientist did find herself saying, "could we just move along please". There were several areas where I felt a particular part was just drawn out a few more pages then necessary.
One more thing... (view spoiler)[the foreseen future in knowing this book has three more after it sort of killed the almost death of Gemma. There was no way she would die in the middle of the first book & I was bothered by it being make a option that was not an option. Anyone else? (hide spoiler)]
Overall, it was a quaint story of family and friendship with a side note of small romance & creepiness.
Mythology is something I have always enjoyed. However, I didn't feel the pull of the Siren's song from this book. I am pleased that I just picked this one up from the library instead of scrounging around for enough change for the purchase.
The Mad Scientist will not be running out for the next in the series. ...more
I'm on book 4 and I'm excited for this book! I'll be done with book 6 way before this one is out and I know I will be on edge until this one is out. WI'm on book 4 and I'm excited for this book! I'll be done with book 6 way before this one is out and I know I will be on edge until this one is out. What a great series!!!...more