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on June 01, 2011 :
I picked this up from Smashwords, because I thought the summary sounded interesting. Also, I read "Not in love with Kale Eddison" a couple of days ago and I liked it, so I thought I should try another book by the author.
Sam, is a twenty-year-old girl, living with her mom, Elaine, and her brother, Ollie, and working at a cafe shop with her friend, Rhian.
During a break from work, which she spends at a library, she feels compelled to look at a young man, Casten, dressed in black.
Not only is he handsome enough to look at, but also, Sam feels a strange connection to him, one that takes her breath away and causes her to lose rational thought.
Their first encounter isn't ideal, but later on he comes to the coffee shop and he admits he feels the connection, too.
What's more, he suffers from amnesia and is of no help as to what binds them together, hence starting their joined adventure and research into their past, present and maybe future too. (This will be a trilogy so it's safe to assume so XD)
While I did think this was interesting, the beginning of the book, annoyed me a little. It's not that I didn't like the first-person narrative, indeed, it makes it feel more straightforward and intense, but some of the conversation initially, seemed awkward to me.
Especially Sam's lines. The way she gave in to his requests and acted rush trying to find out what binds them together, seemed a little rush and not believable to me.
I think Sam should have been a little more negative and not really so forward about admitting she feels a connection. Should that happen to me I'd freak and run away, but she indulges him and it all seems a little too easy.
On the other hand, she does feel a strong connection that is overwhelming, so that could explain her eagerness. It was like a burning inside her, like a deep need, so as the story progresses, I did find myself engrossed. I liked how the story was pretty dynamic and not static, always something happened and you just had to keep reading.
There was a bit of a shock towards the end and I think we are in for a lot in the next book, but the scar, the strength...I think it speaks volume of what Cass is and what she might be... XD
I will just have to wait and see...
Cannot wait for Forbidden, the second one in the trilogy!
(reviewed the day of purchase)