Now don't get mee wrong, I did like the story. I liked the predestined romance and I loved all the different stories within the story going on, and thNow don't get mee wrong, I did like the story. I liked the predestined romance and I loved all the different stories within the story going on, and the murder mystery part, though predictable, was interesting.The thing that I didn't really like about it was the lack of real time the main characters spent with each other. They were together a little at the beginning to help explain that they had a history together and they already had feeling for each other from long ago, but for majority of the book they are seperated, to finally come together in a blaze of passion that lasts a few pages to then only have them seperated again. It just didn't really get me. But I liked it enough that I will read the next one in the series, so here goes to more visible chemistry in the next one......more
**spoiler alert** I keep loving these books! I liked this book even better than the first. This one centers around Simon, one of the five men who came**spoiler alert** I keep loving these books! I liked this book even better than the first. This one centers around Simon, one of the five men who came through the change unchanged, and Sage, the computer geek that's a member of the resistance. Sage is given information that leads her back to her hometown, the town she escaped from over 10 years earlier. She can't go alone so she takes Simon. They pretend to be married, to get into the city she came from that is basically a cult. But pretending may just turn into the real thing...
I loved Simon! I thought he and Sage were both well thought out characters, each with a range of emotions and thoughts and interesting backstories. The romance between the two was passionate with a lot of innocence which kept you turning the page trying to figure out when they were finally going to get to it. But even though some of it was a bit predictable, I didn't see the end coming at all (hint: Remington Truth isn't what I expected).
A worthwhile addition to the series, and you definitely devour it!...more
Post Apocalyptic Romance. You don't often hear that kind of description when talking about romance novels. I mean sure you get the Vampires, Urban, anPost Apocalyptic Romance. You don't often hear that kind of description when talking about romance novels. I mean sure you get the Vampires, Urban, and Victorian era, and don't get me wrong I love all of those too, but this one was different and made all of the better for it.
It's 50 years in the future, the world as we know it is gone. There are still remnants of course, things like humvees, and shopping malls, and even DVD's like the Pirates of the Caribbean, but it is all broken and destroyed. Fives men have come out of the caves they were in the world Changed to find that some were gifted with power and that none of them had aged a day in 50 years. The first novel in the series being about Elliott, one of those five men who was a doctor in his previous life and has now been graced with power to heal. He meets a young woman named Jade who confident, charismatic, and fearless with her own story to tell. Once they meet it becomes a story of romance, intrigue, and adventure. Learning about fighting off the "Strangers", "Gangas", and the bounty hunters, and saving a group of young teens who have unknowingly gotten themselves into a whole lot of trouble.
I loved this book. It was our world made more terrifying and primitive. I loved the fact that Jade was a strong female character on her own. She knew how to take care of herself, and often the other people around her. At the same time she was flawed, namely her fear of snakes (Elliott points out that in this way she is very much like Indiana Jones). You can relate to her in many of her quirks. And Elliott, is complex on his own. He wants to help people, but finds that sometimes he can hurt them instead. Plus, you feel for him when he remembers his family and the people that he knew before the Change, and the heartbreak he feels for what happened to them. And he and Jade are a good match. The world she created on the other hand was pretty ingenious, and the town of Envy will be a surprise to anyone who reads it.
It's worth your read. I can't wait to read the next one!...more