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Afterimage by Santino Hassell
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May 01, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: mm, action, science-fiction, free-reads
Recommended to LenaLena by: Kate Mc.
Read from May 01 to 05, 2011

Trainwreck.

In slow motion.

Not the book, the book is good. The relationship between Boyd and Sin. It's like watching Amy Winehouse or Charlie Sheen slowly self destruct, except you actually care. In this book, when I am going car shopping with Boyd and Kassian, instead of getting annoyed that I'm wasting time watching the MC doing something completely irrelevant, I am actually glad I am getting a breather from all the emo stuff. Let's go look at some more BMWs before we get back to the agonizing, shall we?

I haven't been tied in so many emotional knots since Special Forces, I don't think. While ranting and raving at most of the characters at some point or other, I have to admit that no matter how much I just wanted the relationship between the MCs to be fluffy and happy already, it wasn't just that they were being willfully stupid and uncommunicative (a.k.a.emotionial pygmees) like in so many other books. How the relationship was slowly and painfully revealed as dysfunctional and codependent, made everything that happened to it make sense in the end, but unfortunately not any less torturous to watch.

OK, so the book is clunky here and there, and too long, and the amount of inner dialog reaches the ridiculous sometimes, but I am going to give it 5 stars for the exquisite torture the writers put me through.

And a heart felt thanks to Sarasaya and KateMc for the support and comic relief while reading this. Shall we move on to The Interludes? Which, by the way, had better have that warm and fuzzy ending that you promised, Kate!
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Reading Progress

05/02/2011
18.0% "Getting all dark and emo now....."
05/03/2011
29.0% "I just remembered there is a good reason I never want to be 20 again."
05/03/2011
33.0% "WTF Carhart? WTF Ann???!!???"
05/04/2011
47.0% "Off comes the door. These guys are killing me."
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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited May 05, 2011 07:13PM) (new)

:P

I only promised that Sin and Boyd are warm and fuzzy...


LenaLena That's okay. That will suffice.


message 3: by Sarasaya (last edited May 06, 2011 02:47AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Sarasaya I think I have to give a 5 stars to, at least, one of these books. 4 stars seems really unfair. (GR, give us more stars !!!!) Maybe I'll give 5 to the first one, I don't know, I have to think about it.
Now, we'll see with Interludes.
Angst!

And thank *you* for the support!


Queen Omg..I'm truly getting annoyed with these two. To the point that I'm enjoyed more the training and even thought that Kassian sounded like an amazing option to Boyd (hot scene is hot!).
I just can't stop reading...


LenaLena Face it, girl, it's crack. You can't stop! You mustn't stop. Rant and rave, but keep going!


Queen Yes it is crack. And I really can't stop thinking about that scene. I'll probably save it appart for later re-reading. Now I'll have to read Interludes because I can not just stop.


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