Okay, so I know that I am going to seriously ruffle some feathers here...but I really need to put my two cents in.
Things I liked: The author has a verOkay, so I know that I am going to seriously ruffle some feathers here...but I really need to put my two cents in.
Things I liked: The author has a very easy to read writing style. She makes the characters both believable and relatable. I enjoyed her descriptions and was able to mentally paint the pictures she created with her words. It was easy to read, and easy to put down. I didn't feel I had to stay up all hours of the night because I couldn't bear to put it down. While that is sometimes fun to do, it is not always ideal as I need my sleep. I have to say that I loved this book until page 312. It was at that point that the character Kelsey became my worst nightmare.
What happened on page 312 you ask? Well, Kelsey turned into a self-righteous idiot that couldn't see a good thing if it hit her in the face.
~“I decided that, to protect my heart, it would be better if I nipped this relationship in the bud right now and save myself the pain and embarrassment of our eventual breakup.”~
Okay, what is wrong with allowing yourself to experience love? Yes, I do agree that her parents died and she hasn't been able to fully love since then, but COME ON!!! Might I quote some Tennyson here: Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. The ENTIRE remainder of the book was about her not wanting to be hurt by the most amazing guy ever in existence. He was a prince; he was rich; he was handsome; he was charming; he was...well...everything any girl has ever wanted in a guy and all she could think about was guarding her heart. Nope, not in my book.
Alright, enough on the rant. I would however like to share a few of my favorite quotes from the book:
~But, captivity is still captivity no matter how pretty the jail is.
~Mae West, a famous vaudeville actress, once said, “A man’s kiss is his signature.” I grinned to myself. If that was true, then Ren’s signature was the John Hancock of kisses.
~I felt the little love plant inside me stretch, swell, and unfurl its leaves, like he was pouring Love Potion #9 over the thing. I gave up at that point and decided what the heck. I could always use a rototiller on it.
~I rehearsed some sentences in front of the mirror, but they all sounded pretty lame to me: “It’s not you it’s me,” “There are plenty of other fish in the sea,” “I need to find myself,” “Our differences are too big.” “I’m not the one,” “There’s someone else.” Heck, I even tried, “I’m allergic to cats.”
So, all in all, I liked a lot of the book. I just don’t see myself reading anymore than this one. I don’t want to read the whole story of woe is me and did I do the right thing when in the end; we all know they end up together. I am sure Ren’s brother Kishan will make an appearance and she’ll swoon for that slippery snake. That is one character I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole.
Well, there you go. My reasons for wanting to throw this book at the wall, but since I borrowed it, I can’t. I loved how the author developed the characters but the reasons she gave for her idiocy towards Ren was ridiculous and unbelievable. ...more
First off, WOW is all I have to say. I have been needing a book that knocked my socks off, and BAM, I found it!
I got the opportunity to meet he authoFirst off, WOW is all I have to say. I have been needing a book that knocked my socks off, and BAM, I found it!
I got the opportunity to meet he author and really enjoyed her! However, it surprised me how great of a writer she is compared to her subtle personality.
There is so many things that I liked about this book:
1) Her characters had a depth about them and I felt that by the end of the book, I really knew them as the different people she created. Some you wanted to hate but couldn't i.e. Cole, and some you fell head over heals for i.e. Jack. The main character herself, Nikki, is so amazing; I love how seemingly strong she is when she should be but is still vulnerable enough to allow a guy to vie for her. It's that vulnerability that really makes her shine.
2) I liked, IN THE END, how the book jumped from past to present. At the beginning of the book I was confused because the book jumped so much. I had to read the back of the book to get a handle on what was going on because I was so confused. However, once I did, my brain put two and two together and it was a much smoother read. In the end, the way she did it, it really worked. I normally don't like switching it up like that, but in this instance it was worth it the way it all came together.
3) The whole Greek Mythology thing, I am not usually a fan for at all. I kind of liked The Lightning Thief, and I sorta liked Starcrossed but neither of those books did I care to read the sequel. It was always over my head and didn't seem very believable. The books themselves were overwhelming to me because it involved too many characters within Greek Mythology. This book, however, was so good! I loved how she took the Persephone myth and morphed it into something that I, as a reader, can relate to. It was done so well and it caused me to really be engrossed in the book. I do have to say that as soon as I found out it had to do with Greek Mythology I almost put it down. However, I'm really glad I didn't. I would have missed out on an amazing story.
(view spoiler)[ In the end, I was about to come unglued! Seriously didn't see that coming. The funny thing was though, it was just like the ending in the book I wrote! The way she did it made me swoon. Jack loves Nikki that much, he is willing to give up his life for her. Redemption at it's best. Swoon! "It was always you Nikki, it will always be you." Awwww!!! (hide spoiler)]
Truth be told, this book is awesome, amazing, and an epic read. You will not be disappointed!!!!...more