I really wish this book focused more on the ghost story. Instead, 2/3 of the book was about Courtney. Courtney is such an extreme stereotype, I couldnI really wish this book focused more on the ghost story. Instead, 2/3 of the book was about Courtney. Courtney is such an extreme stereotype, I couldn't see her as a real person. She's a cheerleader, has an eating disorder, has a band of followers, and is mean just because (by the way, Courtney's way of being mean was just immature and just plain annoying. Seemed more like how a mean girl in a middle school would act. If a teenage girl acted like that in a high school, I don't see how she would have a band of followers). She also said things that sounded like a television script, as in, no real person would actually say those words. I don't know how else to explain it. Frankly, Courtney just wasn't a believable character to me and since she was the focus of the book, it kind of ruined things.
I also had a hard time with the writing. This book is an example of when authors try to write teenagers in a believable voice but fail horribly. Things were purposely misspelled, there were very stupid slang words, and it was overall very annoying. Every time a character called Courtney a beeyatch, I wanted to throw the book across the room. You can say the word correctly, you're in high school, not middle school.
I did like the ghost story, but it was a very small portion of the book. We have hints of a Civil War solider throughout the book, but we don't actually have any real confrontation with the ghost until the last third. Also, fun fact, it takes Kendell a very long time to connect the dots.
So, the longer I type, the less I enjoy this book. Apparently, I was not a fan. I guess it comes down how unbelievable the characters and writing was. The ghost story was more believable. ...more
MY THOUGHTS Technically, this book is a companion to another book, Tantalize, but there is hThis and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd
MY THOUGHTS Technically, this book is a companion to another book, Tantalize, but there is hardly anything connecting the two books. To be honest, I wasn't that big of a fan of Tantalize, but I already had a copy of this book, so I decided to read it anyway.
This book has two points of view: Miranda and Zachary. Zachary is a guardian angel and Miranda is his charge. When Miranda ends up being turned into a vampire princess, Zachary loses his wings and becomes a fallen angel. While Miranda is discovering what it's like to be a vampire, Zachary is trying to find a way to save her soul.
I had issues with Zachary from the beginning. I know that he is her guardian angel, but it was annoying that he would call her "my girl", when she didn't know he existed. He was also in love with her. The romance isn't even in the book for a majority of the time. Then they kiss once, near the end, and suddenly they are soulmates. This was very unbelievable.
I was, honestly, okay with the story in the beginning, but it went downhill when the "romance" was introduced. Though, the book is very slow-going. I didn't feel like anything was really happening until the end. The characters are also flat and the dialogue is awkward.
IN CONCLUSION I wasn't a big fan of this book. Yeah, it wasn't my kind of book to begin with, but the characters, romance, and overall writing didn't help. The next book is supposed to combine Tantalize and this one, but I do not feel inclined to continue the series. ...more