Jessica Bantten

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  • Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1) on Feb. 02, 2012

    3.5 The story starts off in beautiful Paris where Camille meets Gavin for the first time. Their first meeting is sweet and cute but much too short. Camille returns tot he U.S. and moves to Louisiana to start a new life. Gavin comes back into her life by chance and a very sweet contemporary romance seems to be taking place. Out of nowhere --- the sweet contemporary romance turns into a gritty paranormal romance. We soon discover some of Camille's very good friends are...more3.5 The story starts off in beautiful Paris where Camille meets Gavin for the first time. Their first meeting is sweet and cute but much too short. Camille returns tot he U.S. and moves to Louisiana to start a new life. Gavin comes back into her life by chance and a very sweet contemporary romance seems to be taking place. Out of nowhere --- the sweet contemporary romance turns into a gritty paranormal romance. We soon discover some of Camille's very good friends are vampires. And it seems they all are in a lot of trouble. The first half of the book was great. I felt like the development between Camille and Gavin was sincere and not too rushed. I loved the introduction of vampires closer to the end of the story but I felt that when Camille's friends are trying to explain everything to her that things got a little confusing for me. I'm hoping that more of this vampire background will be cleared up in the later installments. I'm very happy with this read and will likely keep up with the series once the next book is released.
  • Paradox - The Angels Are Here (Book 1) on Feb. 02, 2012

    I was given the opportunity to review this book by the author's request as part of a group read on goodreads. Thank you very much to the author! I want to start by saying that this book really confused the hell out of me. I didn't know who was what and what was who half the time. The writing style was so much different than anything I had read before. I was given the opportunity to review this book by the author's request as part of a group read on goodreads. Thank you very much to the author! I want to start by saying that this book really confused the hell out of me. I didn't know who was what and what was who half the time. The writing style was so much different than anything I had read before. It might seem strange for me to have made the above statement but still rate this book 3 stars. But there was just something about this book that stuck. I had to try and figure out all of the puzzle pieces and try and put them together. While not a lot of answers are given in this book at least we begin to understand what is actually happening. I really enjoyed the dark twisty bits about Abbadon. He was so creepy...yet interesting. I will most likely have to read the next one so that I can get some answers from this series