I want more!! What a relief there is 4 more books planned (this is the first 2) and the third one is right around the corner, 2014 sometime, hopefully....moreI want more!! What a relief there is 4 more books planned (this is the first 2) and the third one is right around the corner, 2014 sometime, hopefully. I cant wait! :)
This book was a combination of so many things that fascinate, interest and entertain me. The story, the characters and the journey and growth throughout the book really held me captive.
Ill admit the writing didnt blow my mind, and was actually a little too clichee for my taste at places, mostly in some of the romantic dialogues. But in this case it didnt bother me or really matter because there was so many other things that just made me fall head over heels in love with it. It wasnt JUST a lovestory, it was also a story about growing and learning and changing and finding and losing and seeing and knowing and forgetting and feeling and sensing. About power and weakness, will, strength, want, desire, loss, hope, dreams, attraction, rejection, bewilderment, wonder. And so much more. The themes of reincarnation, soul connections and tasks, Atlantis, choices and conflicts, ego and soul, darkness and light, the after and in-between lives, mental or astral powers, the Earths journey and time now are all themes I find fascinating and interesting and that is very much a part of my own beliefs - so to find them in a book, weaved together like this, was like coming home.
This book is taking place in America/Canada but written in danish and (so far) isn't translated. But I really hope it will be, someday (hopefully soon), so many more people will be able to enjoy it!! I know, Im hooked ;)(less)
There wasn't a single character in this book that I really liked or cared about. Many of the characters, including the main protagonist, annoyed me. T...moreThere wasn't a single character in this book that I really liked or cared about. Many of the characters, including the main protagonist, annoyed me. That constitutes a major problem. Rose Hathaway was kind of the worst. She is shallow and arrogant and waaay too full of herself. In a bad way. She keeps talking about looks: her own mostly. We are constantly reminded of how hot she is and how everybody is just swooning over her, and that's all great because apparently that's the only thing that matters. Meanwhile I'm just over here, wishing Rose and the rest had a bit more going for them in the personality department. Okay so you're all sex gods, but what does that matter if I can't stand any of you? There is no character development, nor character growth, nothing that made me care or hope for any of them. The only thing keeping me semi interested was the plot, my curiosity getting the best of me, even if many of the twists turned out less of a surprise, I still wanted to see how it did play out. It was a rather quick read after all so it didn't end up feeling like a huge waste of time. (less)
When I started reading this book I took several enneagram tests and got a different result each time. .... 5 tests - 5 different results. So much for c...moreWhen I started reading this book I took several enneagram tests and got a different result each time. .... 5 tests - 5 different results. So much for consistency huh? So forgive me if I don't have very much faith in the validity of this test/method. There's too many obvious faults with the test/categorizing alone on a research/science base (which I'm not going to go into detail with here) But it does kind of ruin the premise of the book for me. So.. After panicking a bit wondering if it should concern me that I didn't fit into some type I decided 'f*** no.' And then I read it anyway. Because as little as I give for this method to accurately pinpoint people into types I did find the issues and challenges described throughout the book interesting. I just wish it would have left it at that, able to point out personality potholes and ego strategies and how to counter them and not try to fit people into main types. It just didn't really work that way. But I did recognize aspects of myself throughout and so in going against the premise and using it my own way I did find the book intriguing. The last chapters of the book on the spiritual/mindful awareness and development were some of my favorites.(less)
Too redundant for me, so much of the same, same, same. And too complicated, not much new is brought to light, and not much is explained. So many of the...moreToo redundant for me, so much of the same, same, same. And too complicated, not much new is brought to light, and not much is explained. So many of the questions I had about the teachings of Jesus (or Joshua) after reading the Bible were left unanswered, though repeated here. I was hoping this book was something else than what it turned out to be.(less)
Didn't finish this one, got about halfway, before I quit. Just isn't funny, enlightening, interesting, entertaining or any other reason one might have...moreDidn't finish this one, got about halfway, before I quit. Just isn't funny, enlightening, interesting, entertaining or any other reason one might have to read a book. So, to continue would be a waste of my time. Not my type of book. But I love Ellen though - probably she's just better live ;)(less)