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Elixir by Hilary Duff
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Jun 10, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: read-2010, young-adult, wanted-to-love-but-couldn-t

Seventeen year old, around the world photojournalist, Clea Raymond still misses and wonders what happened to her father who disappeared a year ago in Rio. Many things happen at once when Clea discovers an image of a man in one of her photos and then that same mysterious man lives in her dreams. Clea and her best friend Ben go to Rio and in hopes to uncover the truth about what really happen to her father and how it ties in with a man that she's always seemed to know deep in her soul...

I've always been fascinated with reincarnation and immorality in my reads and while the book concept sounds good, I couldn't love Elixir as much as I wanted to.

Always liked Hilary Duff, and the writing is actually pretty good.
But, the characters fell flat and the pacing was off in some places and rushed in others.
I wish we had some more character development concerning Sage, he upset me the most actually. I thought the relationship between him and Clea moved to quickly, specially in the car, which was just ridiculous. I didn't feel any connection nor chemistry. Plus his hot and cold attitude was starting to tick me off. Also, I thought that Clea wasn't interesting enough for an MC.
I did however get a kick out of the dreams and the background history that was provided from them. But sadly, it's not enough to continue on with this series.
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Reading Progress

June 10, 2010 – Shelved
November 4, 2010 – Started Reading
November 5, 2010 –
page 239
73.09% "My my, aren't we presumptuous."
November 6, 2010 – Finished Reading

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Morgan F Good luck.

message 2: by Nic (new)

Nic Happy reading! I hope you enjoy it more than Morgan :)

~Tina~ LOL Morg!

Thanks Nic!

message 4: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Nope, definitely won't be reading this one...
Thanks for the nice review, Tina!

message 5: by Kim (new)

Kim Nope, I'm not putting this on my list either.

message 6: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn I guess I'm not going to put this on my list lol
Author : Hilary Duff just sounded weird all the way through...

~Tina~ ~frowns~ I just wish I didn't buy this before Morg read it:(
Off to the Lib it goes...

message 8: by Arlene (new)

Arlene Pretty cover... but it's not going on my bookshelf. Great review Tina and thanks for the heads up. Not wasting my money on this.

message 9: by Nic (new)

Nic Good review Tina. It wasn't on my list and now it is staying far away from it. Sorry you bought a copy :(

~Tina~ Thanks guys:) No worries, my lib will be happy with my donations;)

Morgan F I'm such a hog. I don't give away any of my books. Even the ones I know I won't read again.

~Tina~ I'd be the same way,if only I had the shelf space available.

Morgan F I just have piles hidden under my bed.

Treehugger I agree. The writing was actually pretty good but the character development was a little flat.

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