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Michelle is a 28 year old native Ohioan. Go Buckeyes! She lives with her husband and son. When she isn't spending time with her family or working you can find her with her nose stuck in a good book. On October 3, 2012 she released her first book as an independent author, Reviving Bloom.
on Dec. 01, 2012 :
The beginning is really sad as both characters struggle with guilt and grief, but it just sets the stage. Once they meet, the contrast between before and after is very heartwarming. The plot is fast, grabbing your attention and keeping it.
The usual aggression you find in many werewolf stories these days was not present, which was refreshing and, coupled with short distinct chapters, makes for a quick and pleasant read. The plot is fairly predictable, but enjoyable none the less, especially since Bloom is adorable and you can’t help but fall for Pike.
The family dynamics, and pack ones too for that matter, added depth to both the plot and the characters and I really loved some of those characters almost as much as the main ones! There are some outside sources of action and suspense, but most of the conflict in this book comes from internal struggles as Pike and Bloom learn each other and their new roles together.
As far as the writing goes, I think there’s room for growth, particularly in the grammar department, but nothing took away my enjoyment at all. There’s plenty of room for sequels and I’m really looking forward to the next installment – especially since the ending is more of a lead-in than and ending. The best part is that it left me wanting more without being a cliffhanger!
Reviving Bloom is a very sweet werewolf tale that had me enthralled from the very first page. I was so engrossed in it that I stayed up half the night to finish it! It’s a story about life and its hardships as well as love and adventure. Can’t wait for more!
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Oct. 31, 2012 :
A really good read. The characters are spirited and appealing. The action sets a good pace. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens next. A few word choice errors such as 'here' for 'hear' as well as sentence structure errors 'extra' or 'missing' words, but the book was a successful 'first'in a new series.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)