Nadia da Silva

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  • Half Black Soul (The Alexa Montgomery Saga) on Feb. 07, 2012

    I finished this book earlier tonight & my thoughts are so full I hardly know where to start... First things first - I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Half Black Soul is one of my favourite books! I don't give 5 stars easily, so I hope that's an indication of how much I enjoyed this amazing read. The fact that the book was written in the first person from both Alexa's & Nelly's point of view was awesome! I loved getting to know both characters better, especially Nelly. It was great how Nelly developed as a person when Alexa wasn't there to shelter her anymore & I was so happy how she stepped up & grew in this book. Alexa on the other hand is still my favourite character - I'm so impressed by her strength & determination but also felt her pain & torment with her inner struggle. The book is so well written that you can't help but "feel" with the characters you're reading about. Can I just add that I'm totally in love with Kayden... Swoon! I got butterflies when he kissed Alexa - imagine how she felt... I absolutely loved the twists in the book - it's wonderful when authors keep their readers on their toes! I have mixed emotions regarding the ending, since I LOVE cliffhangers (they're just so exciting!) but on the other hand, I'm going all jittery at the thought of having to wait for the next book! HD Gordon, all I can say is thank you & congratulations on an amazing book & please hurry up - I NEED the next book since I'm thoroughly hooked!!! :D
  • Angel Evolution on April 17, 2012

    I really enjoyed this book - I already bought the other 2 books of The Evolution Trilogy & can't wait to read them, too. It took me some time to wrap my head around the new concept of angels & demons & how the author's version of them differ from what we've always believed about them. I was a bit conflicted but at the end of the day, I applaud him for doing it differently. It was very refreshing & I actually liked challenging my old ideas about them. I liked Taylor & Gabriel & think they make a cute couple. I was quite disappointed in Gabriel sometimes but I think it's more realistic to create characters that aren't perfect. I also liked Chris a lot - hopefully we'll get to know him better in the next books. What I also really liked was the fact that the author didn't create another boring love triangle between Taylor, Gabriel & Chris. The love triangle can be effective in some stories but sometimes it feels like authors have gotten stuck in the same mold. I think it was great that David Estes did not go the same old route! The book flowed well & the story hooked me from the very first chapter, so I can definitely recommend it! Looking forward to starting with Demon Evolution tomorrow... :)