The Far Dawn was a great conclusion to the Atlantean trilogy and I'm glad decided to give the series a try way back when it first came out. Book one wThe Far Dawn was a great conclusion to the Atlantean trilogy and I'm glad decided to give the series a try way back when it first came out. Book one was a pretty good start to the trilogy and continued to get better in book 2 and 3. I believe this book had a great balance of everything especially with the action and the romance. There wasn't too much of one thing, but just a very good mix of everything. I was also glad for the refreshers in the beginning of the book to jog my memory of the previous book. Those are always welcome and appreciated! Overall, the trilogy was good and I thought it was really different from a lot of the things I've read.
I think my favorite part of the trilogy is how unique it is. It took me a little while to warm up to it, but now I really like how different it was. Book three wasn't any exception. I liked learning more and more about the world and the characters and then finally wrapping things up. The conclusion to the story was awesome and I felt as if all loose ends were tied. I didn't have any unanswered questions and was left with a feeling of satisfaction. Owen and Lilly, our two characters, are still out to complete their mission of making things right, but things were not easy and so many things went down. I liked all the twists and turns and the ending was very satisfying. I was happy with what the author did with it. Overall, as stated before, this book was really good. And it was an easy read with all the refreshers. There was action, romance, adventure, but there was also sad moments as well. You know, everything that keeps you turning the pages :)
I know the review is kind of short, but I don't want to give spoilers to the other books in the trilogy!...more
Bound To Danger was a really good book! There was tons of action going on within it and it was extremely fast paced. That is what IRatings: 3.5 stars
Bound To Danger was a really good book! There was tons of action going on within it and it was extremely fast paced. That is what I loved about the book. There were a ton of things going on within the story that made you want to continue on reading and not put the book down. The main character Maria has somehow gotten herself mixed up, unknowingly, with a group of terrorists. Overhearing a conversations between the terrorists at an event has put her life in danger, but the sad part about it is that she has no memory of the conversation and can't remember what was said. And through all that she's reconnected with Cade, a guy that was she liked and just so happened to be her now dead brother's best friend. Cade completely cut her out of his life when his best friend died so the two aren't that friendly in the beginning.
Now I don't know if the reconnecting thing is a part of this series, because book one was also about a reconnecting couple. I was kind of hoping for more in the romance department. The romance is the part of the book I felt was lacking. It wasn't terrible in any way, but I just felt as though I've seen it before especially since book one had that same reconnecting past love interests aspect. Even though, there was nothing wrong with it, I had to know down the rating a bit.
Other than that, the book was really good. I loved the fast pace writing style and all the action that went on within it. I'm a sucker for books that involve the military or some for of it in them. I mean, there were explosions, chases, and all kind of things that kept you on your feet. I did like the characters. I probably liked Cade the best, but Maria wasn't too bad either. But like I said the romance is what kept me from upping the rating. I would recommend the book if you like these type of romances. ...more
Getting By is a book that involves two characters that each have a painful past. Emma and Jake each have personal issues that they've been strugglingGetting By is a book that involves two characters that each have a painful past. Emma and Jake each have personal issues that they've been struggling with and that means that they both have a lot of emotional baggage and they're also carrying a lot of guilt. You really feel bad for both of the characters because you see the love that they have for each other, but the things that they're holding on to is what's holding them back.
I really liked this book. I'm a sucker for damaged characters and I don't know why. Emma and Jake had a two year romance that was suppose to be no strings attached, but suddenly Emma breaks it off and two don't see each other again until they both happen to be attending the same wedding. It took me awhile to warm up to Emma at first because of her personality. She's very closed off and doesn't like to let people in because of all the hurt that she's felt. And then there's Jake and he's very confused as to why Emma called off the relationship so suddenly with no warning. The both love each other and I definitely could understand both of their viewpoints. The things about their relationship to me is their lack of communication as a couple. They didn't share anything with each other about their pasts and that's the thing that kept them from committing, but slowly we found out what they were both holding on to and feeling so guilty and helpless about. It was really sad to see the two struggle so much and throughout the entire book I was hoping for the best.
I liked the romance in the book and thought it was very cute and sweet. Not a lot of people would understand Emma and her personality and I really felt like Jake was her perfect match. He understood her and could handle her. Neither of them were perfect, but they were awesome together. Sometimes I did feel the pacing slowed up a bit, but overall I thought the book was pretty good and I enjoyed it. I'd recommend this book to people who like stories with characters that deal with painful issues or have baggage. ...more
Contains a little bit of spoilers Relinquish was a DNF for me. I received this for review and feel bad that I have to write this review, but I have toContains a little bit of spoilers Relinquish was a DNF for me. I received this for review and feel bad that I have to write this review, but I have to give my honest opinion. I read book one not to long ago and I thought it was okay. I was hoping that Relinquish would be better than the first and in the beginning it seemed like it would be. As I continued reading, things just started to go downhill. I tried so hard to push through this book because the plot is actually pretty interesting and I like finding out more about the things that go on in the story. I feel like this series had good potential to be a good one, but my dislike for the main character completely turned me off from the series. The plot of the story is pretty good and all the characters are enjoyable except the main character Regan. She literally made me want to scream. The main character wasn't my favorite in book one and in book two she was absolutely the worst. I made it to 54% and that's when I had to call it quits and stop forcing myself.
Now, the four guys are not bad characters. I actually really enjoy finding out about them. Even the bad guys aren't annoying. But then there's REGAN. Regan, the character that I could not connect with and the character that frustrated me to the point of giving up on this book. I was really disappointed with that because I was enjoying the book. Of course, her character was going through some things but then she completely switched. Her actions completely turned me off. The first thing that turned me off was her kissing other guys when she had a boyfriend. She kissed not one, but two other guys while still in a relationship with Colter. I don't know about you but I consider kissing other men cheating when you're in a relationship. And then once again she's flirting with Colter's brother. Strike two! I mean, she did that in book one and it annoyed. WTF? Strike three and four is up next. All of a sudden she 'finds herself' and now it's 'fuck Colter' and the rest of the collectors when they've been protecting her and saving her life since day one. And not only that you leave them for a stranger? The enemy? I don't get it. So insert new guy and she flips sides at the snap of a finger.
Regan was an unstable character and very all over the place. I didn't see her change a good one. I see her as weak character because she is extremely gullible. This was all disappointing because I was loving the book in the beginning and then she went through some sort of character transformation and I started disliking it. I became extremely frustrated and finally decided to just put the book down. One character blew it for me....more
This was, unfortunately, a book that I had to DNF. I was not able to connect to the story or the characters in any way and it was very forgettable. ThThis was, unfortunately, a book that I had to DNF. I was not able to connect to the story or the characters in any way and it was very forgettable. The story line is what made me want to pick up the book and had me intrigued because I love a good mystery, but I just couldn't get into this one. The beginning was okay, but as the book continued I felt as if the story was all over the place and becoming repetitive. I was also confused at times which made things worse for me because I felt that some things were moving too quickly and not being explained good enough and the characters just fell flat for me and I was not able to connect. I wanted to like this book and push through it, but once I sat it down I never found the interest to pick it back up. ...more