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Redemption by Veronique Launier
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Jun 07, 2012

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bookshelves: arc-acquired, aug-2012, release-sept-2012

When I discovered this book, I was super excited at the prospect of a paranormal romance involving gargoyles. I know we've all read vampires and werewolves, so it was nice to read something new. Redemption is an original addition to the world of Young Adult paranormal romance, even if it lacks a bit of finesse.

This book alternates between Aude and Guillame's point of view, and I'm not certain if I enjoyed that. Looking back I think it's the best way to tell the story in order to get Guillame's back story, but I don't think I enjoyed the alternating POVs as much as other books I've read. Their voices weren't as distinct as I would have liked. On the other hand, I absolutely love this author's ability to set a scene. My favourite aspect of this book was the setting of Montreal and Veronique does an amazing job at making me want to visit!

While I enjoyed reading this book, I feel like parts of it were underdeveloped, as if it just needed some oomph. I really wanted to like the characters, but I felt pretty apathetic about the side characters like Guillaume's companions. Perhaps they just needed some more memorable scenes or background stories. They have so much potential!

I'd recommend this book to anyone curious about a paranormal romance with gargoyles and like an alternating point of view. It's a fresh take on paranormal romance, albeit not gracefully executed. I'm not entirely convinced that I'll continue with the series.

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Reading Progress

June 7, 2012 – Shelved
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: arc-acquired
July 2, 2012 – Started Reading
July 4, 2012 –
page 50
August 2, 2012 –
page 224
62.22% "Not sure why this book is taking me so long! It deserves to be read!"
August 2, 2012 –
page 300
August 2, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 15, 2012 – Shelved as: aug-2012
August 23, 2012 – Shelved as: release-sept-2012

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