This book had such an interesting concept, but was so poorly executed. The writing was really weak and emotionless. I didn't feel a connection to anyThis book had such an interesting concept, but was so poorly executed. The writing was really weak and emotionless. I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters except Caden since it was all in his POV, but even then, I wasn't really invested. And Dylan's character made no sense. He really confused me. He mostly acted like a douche when Caden was around. I liked him during his nighttime visits with Caden, but those were brief as well. We didn't see enough of him to really understand his motives, since most of the book was spent with Caden and Juliet. We also saw nothing of Juliet's relationship with Dylan and she rarely talked about him around Caden, so I didn't understand why she had any interest in Dylan. She liked that he read poetry but beyond that I don't know what their relationship consisted of at all. And his declaration of love seemed really premature. Which of course brings me to my next major complaint.
Dylan and Caden's relationship. WTF. I don't know how to explain this without spoilers. (view spoiler)[You'd think that after going through this horrible experience together and becoming so close, and finding comfort in each other's presence, that when they finally decide to fight it, that that would make them closer, that Dylan would have taken Caden's sacrifice as a new reason to live and to hold on to him tighter and fight it together. Its the first moment when he truly does not have to lie anymore. But instead he thinks, Oh, Caden is going to sacrifice his life for me. I think I should probably lie to him now when we need each other most, and tell him that I don't actually like him like that. I am still so confused about that. He told Caden that he wasn't gay, but in the epilogue they are together, so we don't know if he liked him all along and just lied, or if he changed his mind later. And is he gay? I don't know. I guess it doesn't really matter if only we had known if he liked Caden or not, and why he chose to tell Caden that he didn't at such a pivotal point in their lives.
I am also upset about how they killed off Trevor. It felt like a cheap trick and wasnt given much attention. I feel like Trevor was a bigger character than his death would have implied. Also I don't understand how they managed to over throw the organization so easily. It was all kind of just brushed away. (hide spoiler)]...more
This book wasn't really what I expected, but I still enjoyed it. I read so many reviews about how it was "so crazy!" I was kind of expecting more, butThis book wasn't really what I expected, but I still enjoyed it. I read so many reviews about how it was "so crazy!" I was kind of expecting more, but it turned out to be pretty familiar. With a title like Dark Matter, I could kind of guess what was happening as soon as Jason told us that the man abducting him wore a mask and had a familiar voice. That's what happens when you watch and read as much sci-fi as I have in my life. I have been familiar with Schrodinger's cat since I was a teenager (which was a long time ago), when I first watched the Stargate SG-1 season 1 episode, "Enigma". I have read books and seen numerous episodes of various sci-fi shows about dimensional travel. This was nothing revolutionary to me. That's not to say that this book wasn't still great. I just wasn't quite as in awe with it as it sounds like most people were.
What I enjoyed most about this book was Jason. I love how determined he was, and how much he loved his wife. How much he made out of the life he was given and appreciated what he had. Even before it was taken from him, his life was the best it could be and that is why Jason 2 chose his life to steal in the first place. There may have been another Jason close to as deserving as him out there, but I agree with Daniela that it was meant to be. He is the one that found her first, but was also willing to give her up if it were best for her and Charlie. That alone made him the best Jason in my eyes. The sci-fi aspects of this story could overshadow the fact that this is an epic romance as well, until you look closer....more
I loved this book so so much! I cried so many times because it was just so romantic. And their relationship was so intense and possessive, like most oI loved this book so so much! I cried so many times because it was just so romantic. And their relationship was so intense and possessive, like most of Alessandra Hazard's books. I should have known this would be amazing since I love her Straight Guys series. I just wish this was a series. I enjoyed the world and there are a few characters I want to see again and I would love to see get their own HEA. This was definitely more of a 4.5/5 for me. I'm actually considering uping my Goodreads rating to a 5. I didn't want it to end!...more