Published on: October 26, 2011
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It was a fun read overall, I especially enjoyed that I didn’t have to read the first book to understand all the dynamics of this world. The author did a great job on integrating the events that happened in the first book while continuing the story at the same time. And the concept of this book itself was intriguing and filled with fun and I enjoyed it very much. With this story came laughter, suspense, mystery and the ever need for more time.
The plot had all of the elements you expect to find, the rising action, climax, falling action and resolution. Though this didn’t necessarily end with everything resolved I felt that it did end with was right for this particular story. This is the second book of the series and therefore will have the nagging sense of need at the end though there wasn’t any cliffhangers per say. I found that though there were limited sub-plots the ones that were there helped contribute to the overall story. I felt that so much happened in this book, it was like all of the characters and story had to make a mark; to leave the reader with a sense satisfaction. Like I had mentioned earlier though I haven’t read the first book I’ve learned a great deal about this world and all that is involved and this book definitely had a lot of changes within the world that helped contribute to the overall plot.
There were some likeable characters, there were some dislikeable characters and there were some lovable characters. Based upon the characters full creation was what helped me categorize these characters, some of them I felt fell flat where the author added them for only a few points on the overall graph of the plot and then there were the characters that hit almost every point in the graph but then there were the characters that shone above the rest, we as the reader were able to learn more about them and actually feel empathy towards them. Though I felt the minor characters had a few flaws they were needed in the overall plot of the story; without them the plot would lack important key points. So overall I did find them worthy of the story but in some categories lacking a few key elements to make them who they were. The main protagonists were the most real of the characters, each one had their own personality and we were able to get inside their minds and understand them; it allowed the reader to make a connection where some of the other characters repelled the reader.
Transformation of the Character:
There were a few transformation of characters in this story, while they were amazing to watch and see throughout the book they still were missing the final touches by the end; it was like perhaps these characters were making progress but had more transforming to go. But I mean we still were able to note a change within the character itself but there just weren’t any where I felt the transformation was complete. And while I found that some of the minor characters will never change I was able to see hints that perhaps some of the other characters will.
I felt that the description wasn’t overwhelming; it was well placed and didn’t drag the story out. The author did a great job on describing each place the character was visiting allowing the reader to distinguish between two “internal” worlds. And though I wouldn’t consider the description poetic it was very well written none the less and drew in the reader.
I really enjoyed the style of the book, I loved that the author was brave enough to switch the POV’s back and forth allowing the overall picture to become bigger. It really allowed the reader to become more involved in the story; to understand with a different clarity what was really happening. This was a story that really involved the reader and allowed them to become part of a world that isn’t necessarily better than their own but be part of something bigger than themselves.
Quote of the book:
“The pulse awakens the most dominant part of your personality and changes you into something else entirely.”
Seventeen-year-old Jaycie Lerner’s psychokinetic power surge is over, and her astounding powers are under control for the time being – sort of. As she struggles to maintain her humanity in the face of the awesome terror and responsibility of her abilities, she also yearns for the chance at a normal life – and a relationship with Matt Carter, the best friend she had to leave behind. But Matt’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, and he’s not about to give up on his feelings for Jaycie.
As Jaycie and her family grapple with the day-to-day routine of trying to keep their world together, Jaycie’s mother figure, Allison Young, endures a personal crisis of her own. The superhuman blonde possesses the physical equivalent of Jaycie’s awesome psychic power. So evolved, at ninety-two she still looks twenty. But what good is extended life when everyone else around her is so fragile? With no one to share her unusual life, she’s a uniquely lonely woman yearning for the romantic love she sees all around her. But in a dream she gets her wish – and it quickly turns to a nightmare for everyone else in her life. The memory of a rose is all she can hold onto in the storm of obsession that nearly sweeps her away.
Things quickly turn deadly for the vampires, but the Dey-Vah Guard fairies refuse to acknowledge there’s an imbalance in the nature they protect. As the danger gets ever closer to Jaycie and her family, the race is on to find answers before a secret plot can destroy them all.
I recommend this to any fans of evolution, the pure idea that this author conjured up is creative and witty. I would also recommend this to any fans of paranormal; though this a little bit different than your average paranormal story it is fun and intriguing. I wouldn’t however recommend this to anyone who is absolutely against Darwin’s view of evolution and also to anyone who doesn’t enjoy a book that deals with powers of the paranormal. I enjoyed this book and look forward to continuing its plot and I definitely plan on going back and reading the first book of the series, though it isn’t necessary I do feel the need to become even more familiar with the characters.
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Great review! I'll have to check this one out soon (though I probably won't have time to read it until I'm 100) :DReplyDelete
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