Saturday, January 7, 2012

Beautiful and a Must Read

First Thoughts:
Wow, this book was intense; I loved almost everything about it; it was one hell of a ride…I loved it! The cover alone was what caused me to dive into this world and boy once I started I just couldn’t stop. I buckled in and finished it in one sitting.
This book definitely had a lot of great qualities to it, there hasn’t been a book like this for me in a while; the writing was so smooth and fun to read that I didn’t find myself struggling to read through the sentences. The grammar definitely was top tee; whoever was the editor sure did their job. As for the plot it was perfect, there was plenty of conflict and sub-plots to keep the reader both interested and wanting to keep turning the pages. The ending of this book had almost all questions and wonderments resolved, the only thing I wished I could have learned more about was the relationship between Delaney and her mother, there was some major conflict going on between them and though the author somewhat hinted at some resolve, I wanted a more solid resolution. But other than that one little thing, I thought the ending ended on the right note and left me breathless. As for the characters themselves, I found them very real and had no trouble whatsoever connecting with them. Each one had their own problems which added to the ultimate issue and created such a unique and fun story.  Delaney was perfectly created, all the thoughts and actions she made fit so true to her character that I never once thought her to be “out” of character. She transformed so beautifully throughout this story, she went from one end of the spectrum to the other.  I loved her transformation; it was gradual and very believable. As for the other characters, some made transformations and some didn’t, I thought the fact that Troy didn’t was amazing, it really showed to us the reader that people can’t always transform. One of the greatest assets in this book had to be the description; it was so fabulous and fun to read. The feelings in the characters were so beautifully described and orchestrated. The amount of description was perfect, and when there were the slower parts in the books, the description helped describe the scene and made that scene that much more important and beautiful. The writing style was great as mentioned above; it flowed so smooth and was as crisp as a breezy and sunny afternoon. The dialogue was good, I didn’t feel it out of character or fake in any way. This really was a fast and fun read, if this is how the author always writes, I want to read more!
Goodreads Summary:
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?
Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?
Last Thoughts:
I would recommend this book to any paranormal romance readers. Though there wasn’t a ton of romance in here, there was a sub-conflict in which romance was center stage. I would also recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading about realistic situations, though the paranormal part of this is in no way realistic, the whole ordeal that Delaney goes through is, the family conflict itself is beautiful and very much realistic. I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re not a fan of conflicting romance and paranormal. Though this is not hardcore paranormal the ability that the main character possesses is very much supernatural. This book was new and fresh, I found myself on a different plot line; none of those mundane and run over ideas or plots. This was definitely fresh and new, I loved every minute of this read. I can’t wait to see what else this author is sure to offer us in the future.
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  1. i so want this tnx 4 reviewing lacey
    one tip the review is like a block. maybe dividing it into parts/ just saying

    tbx again 4 sharing you're thoughts

  2. I really love the cover of this book and from reading the summary it sounds like it would keep my interest! I have to check this book out.

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  4. Oh, wow, great review! I am excited to pick this book up now... and dang, that cover is awesome! ;)

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