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300 pages, Paperback
First published April 19, 2016
Am I really off the fishhook?The first chapter was unfortunately where the confusion started for me. Here is the situation that made me say what,what, what......
My father claps his hands once, breaking the somber mood. “I thought the party last night went just swimmingly. Pun intended!”I am 99.9% positive that I have never complained about a books timeline before in a review. It's usually an aspect of the book that never affects me. But I guess that is why they say never say never, because Emerge's timeline drove me a little crazy. It vacillated from slow to fast, such as their party went by in the blink of an eye, yet a conversation that took place in minutes would go on for pages. I never could get a good grasp on whether something was going to take place in a matter of minutes, days or weeks.
I was probably gaping at him like a codfish.I love when I have to work hard to figure out plot twists before the characters do. But this time, they were so easy to figure out. Maybe that was the point? But if it was, I wish that I would have at least gotten farther than a quarter of the way into the book before saying aha again and again. Because then I kept finding myself frustrated with Aurelia as she she completely oblivious to clue after clue.
I shouldn’t do what I’m about to do. It’s wrong. It’s so wrong. But what other choice do I have?You know what? All those issues above can't even hold a candle to my frustration to the heroine. Aurelia's decision making abilities was beyond horrid. She made that statement above at not even the halfway point, and just so you know I loathe when people say that. A lot of times, there are PLENTY of other options available. And this was definitely one of those times. She could have asked for help, confided in her best male friend, Caspian, or her older sister. Yet she took the worst possible of way out again and again and again.
Without Caspian, I would