Kristen Ray

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  • The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening on June 16, 2012
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    Okay, I want to preface this with the fact that I have not finished this book. I am about 20% in, but the book is just so boring and dialogue so bad that I can't continue. I was really hoping to get into the PLOT of the story and perhaps that would save the book for me - help me push through the rest of it. But 20% in and I have NO IDEA what the plot is. Other than her having some strange dreams. The characters are not easy to grab hold of in this book. Everything feels so forced and juvenile that I can't take it seriously. I actually had to look the author up to see if perhaps it was a teenage author which would perhaps explain the juvenile dialogue...but alas, not the case. The dialogue kept jarring me out of the story. Every once in a while there would be a good description of a scene or something, but then every time someone spoke, I had to laugh because it was so unbelievable. One thing that REALLY bothered me about the main character is that she doesn't remember anything from her past, meets this guy and his family and just goes with him. Everywhere. Even though she doesn't know him. She doesn't even listen to any hesitation. What gril in her right mind would EVER do that? And I'm 20% through and can't figure out what the storyline is going be? I'm sorry - if you're book isn't catching my attention at all by 20%, it's time to move on to something else. There were several decent reviews about this book, so I picked it up for free on Amazon...but I'm pretty thankful I didn't pay for it at this point. Perhaps I will pick it up again while I'm waiting for another book from the library...but for now there are too many other books that WILL grab my attention and have real, flowing dialogue and a more believable story.
  • The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening on June 16, 2012

    Okay, I want to preface this with the fact that I have not finished this book. I am about 20% in, but the book is just so boring and dialogue so bad that I can't continue. I was really hoping to get into the PLOT of the story and perhaps that would save the book for me - help me push through the rest of it. But 20% in and I have NO IDEA what the plot is. Other than her having some strange dreams. The characters are not easy to grab hold of in this book. Everything feels so forced and juvenile that I can't take it seriously. I actually had to look the author up to see if perhaps it was a teenage author which would perhaps explain the juvenile dialogue...but alas, not the case. The dialogue kept jarring me out of the story. Every once in a while there would be a good description of a scene or something, but then every time someone spoke, I had to laugh because it was so unbelievable. One thing that REALLY bothered me about the main character is that she doesn't remember anything from her past, meets this guy and his family and just goes with him. Everywhere. Even though she doesn't know him. She doesn't even listen to any hesitation. What gril in her right mind would EVER do that? And I'm 20% through and can't figure out what the storyline is going be? I'm sorry - if you're book isn't catching my attention at all by 20%, it's time to move on to something else. There were several decent reviews about this book, so I picked it up for free on Amazon...but I'm pretty thankful I didn't pay for it at this point. Perhaps I will pick it up again while I'm waiting for another book from the library...but for now there are too many other books that WILL grab my attention and have real, flowing dialogue and a more believable story.