By Karice Bolton
Published September 8th 2011 by Purely Pursistant
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:
Alone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.
On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub... The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him.
Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she’s been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all.
It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate - one that is lost between two worlds.
Book 2 of The Watchers Trilogy, Legions, is due out December 1st, 2011
|I would say that this is more of a 3.5 stars. I really wish Goodreads would give in and add the half star option. Lol|
Ana has spent her whole life alone. She lost her family so young that she doesn't really remember them or what it's like to have a family period. Always feeling a bit hollow inside and having trouble ever trusting anyone enough to get close to them has left her not really having many friends. In fact since she moved to the quiet ski town of Whistle she has only made on...moreI would say that this is more of a 3.5 stars. I really wish Goodreads would give in and add the half star option. Lol
Ana has spent her whole life alone. She lost her family so young that she doesn't really remember them or what it's like to have a family period. Always feeling a bit hollow inside and having trouble ever trusting anyone enough to get close to them has left her not really having many friends. In fact since she moved to the quiet ski town of Whistle she has only made one "kinda" friend. Leading a pretty boring and predictable life of work, home, work, repeat. That is until she goes to work one night and everything changes. Turns out she has a family after all...just not a very human one. Will she be able to accept who she really is before it's too late?
Overall I really enjoyed this book. The story is great and I found myself not wanting to put it down. Needing to know what happened next. I will say that it felt a little rushed and crammed most of the time though. Like the author was trying to fit too much information into to few pages. I kinda think with all that was happening in this story that this really could have been separated into two books. Giving the author room to flesh some stuff out a bit and draw a deeper connection to her characters and the story. I think doing that would have caused a deeper emotional connection for me and this book would have easily been 5 stars.
I did feel at times that the main character, Ana, tended to go back in forth with her emotions a lot. One minute she would be mad and the next minute she was happy about the same thing. At times this bothered me a bit. I just wanted her to make up her mind. But still I couldn't help but like her. She's like that best friend that you just have to smack every once and a while. Lol And I LOVED Arie. She reminded me of Alice in every way and who doesn't love her?
In the end I think with a little more re-writing this story would not only be great, but mesmerizing. I say support your indie authors and give this one a shot...You won't be disappointed!
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