If there’s one thing I can say about Indigo Awakening, it’s that it left me with mixed feelings. There were some really great moments, but there were...moreIf there’s one thing I can say about Indigo Awakening, it’s that it left me with mixed feelings. There were some really great moments, but there were a few things that really bothered me. One thing that really annoyed me was the numerous points of view. I can enjoy two or three, if they really add something to the story. Yet, in Indigo Awakening, there were too many to count. They ended up confusing me more than helping me understand the characters.
Talking about characters, there were both really interesting characters, and some I just didn’t really care about. I liked Lucas, but I wish we could have seen more of him. I started the novel thinking he was the main character, but the thing is, the more I read, the more unsure I was who the main character was. At some point, I thought it was Rayne, a character I didn’t care much about. After, I wished it was Gabriel, who I thought was freaking awesome. Then, we get some insight in the mind of some other characters, like Kendra, Mia, O’Dell, and a few more (I can’t seem to remember who had their point of view thrown in.)
The other thing that slightly bothered me was the growing relationship between Gabe and Rayne, which happened a little fast for me. I mean there were scenes that left me perplex. And I can’t forget about Kendra, who seems to be caught in some kind of love triangle, or the beginning of one, with Raffe and Lucas. Well, that wasn’t my favorite parts.
Despite these little things, I did find the novel interesting, and I really liked the idea of these Indigo kids. There were some really great moments, and one scene that really reminded me of X-Men first class. Still, overall, I liked it. It won’t be my favorite book this year, and I won’t be counting the days before the sequel is released, but it’s a series I would considered reading further into, because the premise is quite interesting. The book may not be perfect, but I still enjoyed it. (less)
I was really excited to get my hands on White Lines by Jennifer Banash, and I simply couldn’t wait to read it. I was curious to see how the settings w...moreI was really excited to get my hands on White Lines by Jennifer Banash, and I simply couldn’t wait to read it. I was curious to see how the settings would be affecting the story. Sadly, the story, even though it had potential to be really interesting, failed to really impress. I felt like the story being set in the ‘80’s didn’t really affect the plot that much, and that really disappointed me. The time period was one of the reasons I really wanted to read it, and it didn’t wow me.
More than that, there were other little things that made it hard for me to really enjoy this novel. The pacing was slow, and the story lacked excitement. White Lines should have been a heavy and emotional story, but I felt like many part of the book were superficial. I felt no connection to the story and narration, which gave me the feeling of reading the story as seen by someone from afar. It lacked emotions, and White Lines seemed like the kind of book that should have been able to really touch the reader deeply. After all, Cat’s story is full of drug, abuse, and heartbreak.
White Lines is the kind of novel in which the main character takes an important part in liking this book. I might have felt pity for some parts of Cat’s past, but I simply couldn’t find it in me to really find her story interesting. Cat was a little all over the place as a character, and there were things about her that didn’t work for me. Also, Cat’s drug use, or rather the consequences of her drug use, felt wrong to me. She doesn’t really appear to have consequences on her that much, other than leaving her tired from all the partying. Shouldn’t cocaine leave her some more effects than only the dark circles under her eyes? Well, I’m not an expert on cocaine, but it felt weird.
Overall, White Lines by Jennifer Banash simply wasn’t really working for me. I had high expectations for this novel, and they were far from met. I know this book will please many readers, but it didn’t include me. I might give Jennifer Banash’s future novels a chance, but this book simply charmed me. (less)