I used to be a cop. The beginning of this book seemed promising. Like the first page or two, but as soon as the detective showed up on the scene and t...moreI used to be a cop. The beginning of this book seemed promising. Like the first page or two, but as soon as the detective showed up on the scene and there was dialogue I knew absolutely ZERO effort had been made to research police procedures, and the conversation in this book was laughable.
First off - I do not care how old the "suspects" looked. If they appeared to be minors NO cop would risk potentially blowing a case by not reading them their miranda rights, and having the interview video taped and recorded. Absolute bullshit. The dialogue?
"Listen you little rascals, the next item I punch is going to be one of you twerps if you don't show the good Doctor here some respect."
Are you fucking kidding me? What grown ass man in 2013 uses the term Rascals and Twerps in the same sentence? I read until the chapter break.
Secondly, it felt like the story was set in America, I could be wrong, but it felt decidedly american with the whole cop this and cop that reference. However, the author used stones instead of pounds for weight. I don't know if thats an issue, but since I purchased this book on Amazon US I would expect that the conversions would have been made to american english but that's just me.
Additionally, in the first part of the first chapter an infant is brought in, and the "parents" are brought in handcuffed. That would never happen. Then the character says they're only being questioned they're not under arrest, and he wants a lawyer etc.
None of this made any sense from a legal standpoint. This was not a fantasy story. I could suspend disbelief if it were, but when you're writing about real life things and real life experiences there needs to be realism and research done so professionals who are in those fields don't absolutely rip your manuscript apart for its inaccuracies.
This book was okay for me. I liked what the blurb said, but I just wasn't invested enough in the characters by the end of the book to really care what...moreThis book was okay for me. I liked what the blurb said, but I just wasn't invested enough in the characters by the end of the book to really care what happened.
It started off promising with our hero in the woods, and being ambushed, but then it just got weird. The legend of how these warriors lived and co-existed with humans was unrealistic, and there was no explanation for the origins of any of the other "non humans" in the book.
There was also very little interaction between humans which I found odd because it is a "human world". The writing was okay, but I am seriously getting tired of the hero who practically rapes the heroine because she's his "soul mate". Can we for once have more than five minutes to actually fall in love?
2.5 stars for me.
Battle sequences were good, and I like a good battle. (less)
I hate to say it but this one was even worse than the first one. I sincerely could not wait for this book to be over.
Again, all I'm going to say is t...moreI hate to say it but this one was even worse than the first one. I sincerely could not wait for this book to be over.
Again, all I'm going to say is that I am incredibly over an MC who instantly has to ravage the the heroine because of some psychic connection. How about developing a love story that even if it's "meant to be" there's more than five minutes before they're having the most explosive and best sex ever.
I wrote this book for one reason only. Because for the last five years my grandmother has been pressuring me to write a story about my life. She's bee...moreI wrote this book for one reason only. Because for the last five years my grandmother has been pressuring me to write a story about my life. She's been pressuring me and so finally I did.
It wasn't the story she expected.
It really was the story that she never really wanted to know. It's the story she cried over, sobbed over, and asked my forgiveness for.
I'm not going to go into great detail about the book, and quite honestly I don't really care that much who really likes it. Writing this book was a massively huge act of courage on my part, and I am publishing it with a stomach full of nerves.
When I started the book I really didn't know what direction I was going to go in. I just wrote. I poured myself into this book, and I did it without apology. I didn't sugar coat anything, and I didn't hide myself in flowery prose. It is depressing, sadistic, and sad. It's about me, me, me.
I never felt wanted, loved, cherished, adored, or any of those wonderfully beautiful and descriptive words. Not really. I never felt connected, emotionally, to very many people. I keep myself contained because at the deepest level of who I am I am still just a little bit scared of the world, and the monsters who live in it.
This isn't a feel good book. It's not going to make anyone happy reading it. However, I hope with all of my heart that it will inspire courage in someone else. I hope that it will make at least one other person, one other victim, one other 30 something year old mother take a good long hard look at who she is and believe that she's finally worth something.
Nightmares and monsters never really go away. They fade. They fade into the back of consciousness until they're triggered and spring forth. I had a monster disguised as an almost member of my family who should have loved me, should have cared about me, should have protected me. Instead he took from me something so valuable I'm not even sure I fully understand what its worth would have been had it been left intact.
Don't read this book if you're looking for a light read that contains a lot of laughs and giggles. There aren't any.
At the end of the day I am proud of myself for writing it. I am proud of myself for facing it. I am proud of myself for believing that it could be done, and I am proud of myself for refusing to stay a silent victim any longer.