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Christine M. Besze lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and two children. Since childhood, she has been fascinated with stories of the paranormal world. When she’s not working on her next novel, she enjoys working out and spending time with her friends and family
Bonny Bon Bon
on March 16, 2014 :
Firstly I'd like to thank Christine M. Besze for giving me this book in exchange for a honest review
Some spoilers ahead:
The story revolves mainly around a young girl Katrina and her twin brother Jake whom are the key to stopping a centuries old war between vampires and werewolves. It was prophesized that once both were changed into either vampire or werewolf they would get there full powers (being born of a powerful witch) and the war between the two creatures would end, the winner being whichever creature the twins turned into.
This is all revealed by the two new boys at school whom both twins feel a strange connection to and whom claim to be in love with each of them. Now while Jake seems to take it in his stride, Katrina finds it more difficult to believe such things and it is because of that, that the werewolves might just get the biggest break they have ever had of turning the woman who has alluded them over the years. Throw in a centuries old love triangle and this book should have been right up my ally it had all the things I love in a book. HOWEVER..
The problem I had was that for a heroine Katrina was pathetic. She was the epitome of damsel in distress and throughout the whole book I couldn't get over how she was always either crying, fainting or saying she doesn't want to lose herself!!!! If she had given anything a thought she would have realized that she would have discovered who she really was by learning from her past lives and opening up to new things which included the idea of becoming a vampire especially after finding out the people who you care about most are now vampires. Why would you not want to be with them? Why would you want to be the only one who is left human?
If it hadn't been for my extremely curious streak and need to find out what happens in the end I definitely would have stopped reading after the first few chapters. It didn't capture my attention all and it felt rushed. One minute she was a normal human looking forward to getting out of a small town then she quickly learns about this whole prophecy and about vampires and werewolves. After about 47% of the way in it started getting good and I felt thankful I stuck with it. I felt like that right up until nearing the ending. The ending was horrible! Especially finding out that while you were barely surviving an attack at which horrible things were happening to you, your mother who was "recovering" from a car accident and who you hadn't seen in weeks was in fact now in love with your boyfriends dad and had voluntarily been turned into a vampire and so it seemed didn't have a care in the world while Katrina was being held against her will and almost forcibly turned into a werewolf. Since Cole, Jake and Andrew all came to her rescue why didn't her own mother? I'm sorry but that to me was ridiculous and I can't believe I'm saying this but for the first time I will not be reading the second book
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on May 29, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book. It drew me in to the characters and was eager to find out what was going to happen next. I did think one part was a little weak; the main character doesn't discover something obvious to the reader (or at least me). The only other drawback would be the editing. There's not many mistakes, but a few (use of the word to/too) and it doesn't take much to bother me.
Overall I would recommend this book and I'm looking forward to the next installment.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on May 12, 2013 :
This was such an Amazing book to read. I read all of it in just
a few days. I would have read it in less time then that but my phone kept dying on me. I would definitely recommend this book. And I will be re-reading this AMAZING book!! :)
(reviewed within a week of purchase)