I'm so glad I got a chance to read (and review) this book which Ms. Jenna has generously given through the We
on May 28, 2012
After reading countless "vampire books", I have sworn myself off of reading anymore vampire-related books. But after reading the synopsis of Believe, I had this sudden urge to go grab a copy of this book and read it right that instant. And so, I very much appreciate the free ebook copy given by Ms. Weever in exchange for an honest review.
I honestly had high hopes for Believe but unfortunately, the book wasn't at all what I expected it to be. I know that I'll love a book through reading the first few pages of it, but in the case of Believe, I just knew that I wouldn't like it. The start of the book was a bit off for me. It felt like I was reading a book in fast forward and I was missing out on a lot. Also, there were so many characters it was kinda hard to keep track of them all and some of them don't really hold much part in the story and hence they're kinda unnecessary. Another thing about Believe is the grammar and spelling errors (being the person that I am, that bothered me a lot.. But then again nobody's perfect so I can't really blame anyone for that). And lastly, the similarities with Twilight. I'm not a Twilight hater or anything but I'm not a big fan of it either.
But having said the above-mentioned, what I liked about the book is Andrea Dayla. She has a very bubbly, easygoing personality and I liked that about her. She's very friendly with everyone and she says what's on her mind. The book did kept me interested that I read the whole thing, so I guess that's a plus.
I know how much time and effort an author (nope, I'm not one) has to put into writing a book. Honestly, it sucks to give this book two stars (and I feel really bad) but then, that wouldn't be fair to the author who wants to know how readers respond to her books - So I guess the least I can do is be true to my word and give an honest review.
I'm not sure if I'll read the next book though.. I guess we'll see, :D