I received this ARC for free through Netgalley.
I’m giving this book a 4.5/5 stars because I really enjoyed this book. The romance was off the charts hot, the plot was fascinating and I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Have you ever read a book in which it read sort of like a movie? Like a book where you read it and then afterword’s your breathing hard and wondering where the time went? That is that kind of book. This book starts out and ends just like a movie. It’s very visual with wonderful imagery used throughout the book. I can only assume it is so nice because the female main character is an artist and throughout the book you can tell she saw the world in an artist POV. The romance wasn’t graphic like you would expect a book with the cover it has; instead the romance is more romantic and soft. Not that there is anything wrong with explicit, it’s just this book wasn’t so explicit it has some steamy scenes but nothing super dirty. The main characters in the book obviously have a past that becomes clear the more you read the book. I found myself rooting for the main characters both the female and the male and enjoying the different obstacles the couple went through both separately and together. This book deals with new lives, money situations, death, life and a bunch of other topics. I really enjoyed this book and I am recommending it to readers who enjoy romance with a nice plot.
Miss a Meal if you have to,but don’t miss a book.
This quote made me giggle because as a reader, While I’m reading I’m usually snacking on something.
I received this book for free through Netgalley in return for a honest review.
I’m giving this book a 3.5/5 stars for many reason which I shall talk about below. My Pros of this book are the action scenes, the imagery, and the plot, because each was fascinating in their own way. The way the author described parts of the book had me at times on the edge of my seat and at others feeling the same fear that the main character had in regards to her turning into a tornado. I don’t think this book would have been any good if wasn’t for the profound imagery used in the book. For example “It looks like a dust storm descending from the sky with swirling demons inside, waiting to devour all living in their way.” Honestly when I read this sentence it gave me the chills, so props to the author because I absolutely cannot say enough how much the imagery resonated with me. She certainly has a way with words. I also enjoyed the plot ,as it was extremely original in my opinion as I have certainly never heard of or read a book in which a person could transform into a tornado much less against their will. I enjoyed the Old Outbreakers and kind of want to know even more about them more about the different characters that we dealt with. The whole Deathwind thing was also unexpected and the more I learned about the Deathwind and the potential issues that came along with it the more I slowly but steadily became sick of the main character.
The cons are the main character, the “evil” character, and the end. The reason I put the main character as a con? She went from being really interesting (I mean tornado chaser, that’s pretty cool!) to becoming a whiny and selfish person. I felt she was whiny and selfish when she was all but threw Bethany to the Deathwind for very superficial reasons in my opinion. I mean yes the girl abandoned you when you needed her but that’s who you decide to sacrifice to the Deathwind someone who if she does get turned will definitely blame you and cause issues later? Then she became annoying when she kept saying anyone but my family I mean faced with the world practically on your shoulders I don’t think she had the right to be mad at her uncle for sacrificing some to save them all. Especially when sacrificing consisted of just turning them into New Outbreakers and if a whole bunch of Outbreakers are together Nobody hurts anyone right? It just seemed like she shouldn’t have been so “you can have anybody but not these couple of people” near the end. I put the evil character in the con list because I didn’t like that I went from hating the evil character to feeling sorry for her. It seemed like in the end she wasn’t a bad person, she was just a person with flaws. So for an evil character it was hard to classify her as one, though you certainly start out thinking that way. I didn’t like the end because I felt there was a lot unresolved which I guess could be solved in the upcoming book as it’s a trilogy. All in All I did enjoy this book, I just wish I liked the main character more and hated the evil character more which was hard to do in this book. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a different sort of paranormal book and for anyone who really likes tornados.So readers have you ever read any books like this?By the way I’m always interested in suggestions of books or blogging styles.So if you have any let me know.
I finished this book faster than I thought I would. Honestly I loved this book and the little sneak peek you gave me of the second book blew my mind. The only thing that upset me was the ending of the first book it was such a cliffhanger and the worst part is you haven’t even released this book out yet so I’m going to have to wait who knows how long for the second, and rest assured that I will be reading the second one. The pros of this book for me was the supportive friends that she had I really like Erik and Orie and the brief little bit you put about their history together I honestly wouldn’t mind reading a book on that relationship because it seems interesting and I really did like the main character, I enjoyed her moxie and the way she stood up to her parents enough to come out to an island without their approval. Another Pro would have to be the romance I fell in love with Mr. Sinclair and I found him too hot to handle. The sex scenes were also amazing and really enjoyable. As for Sinclair’s friends other than Elizabeth I didn’t feel a connection to them at all. Things did get a little predictable with both Ex’s showing up in the book I kind of had a feeling that we weren’t done with Jerry. I was also kind of hoping that we would see a final conversation between her and her family were she tells them in no uncertain terms that she is going to do whatever makes her happy. I really loved this book and though the ending made me scream because I wish I had more. As for the cons, I didn’t have much to complain about my only issue being the weird bolding that kept popping up throughout the book it kind of subtracted from the book. I also had no idea what the bold was supposed to be signifying was it a sort of code? Her thoughts? But why only sometimes? I have to say that I really loved this book. I’m giving this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars and the only reason it didn’t get the full five was because of that cliffhanger and also the weird bolding that was all over the book. If you would like to see this post in a different setting I will be posting much of the same thing on Goodreads.com.
Sometimes I get sad thinking about how few viewers i have or people who comment on my page. Other times I’m okay with it as its just a page for my mind to flow out anyway.I’m always wondering if the things i do are right and if they matter in some way.For example i get to read books from authors from netgalley but am i really making a difference?These upcoming days will be used to find this out.To maybe find where i fit in the grand scheme of things as a reviewer of the different books that spark my mind.There are so many different things i want to put out in the world,so many ideas that sometimes i look at myself and wonder if I’m not just a giant run on sentence.For once I’m not putting this post as one to be reviewed or even commented on I just felt like unwinding a bit before my next book post which should hopefully be soon.I want to be a professional reviewer and i want to do it well.I don’t mean getting paid for it or anything i just want to be recognized as someone who is working hard at what she does.
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree, with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny, dark squiggles. But one glance at it, and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
— CARL SAGAN
I found this quote and had to share it.I love reading so much, I hope you smiled at this quote like i did.
One day i was shopping at Barnes and Noble when I saw this book about a teenage girl spy who though I was a little older than at the time i felt like i could be her.So i brought this book the first in the series of I’d tell you I love you but i would have to kill you By Ally Carter and i have to tell you that i adored this book.I loved it!!It was funny and kind of sad how she was a bit of the best of the best but she still wanted to be normal.Over the years I have read the other books in the series and just recently I finished the series with the book United we spy.The ending was brilliant and left me smiling.
Honestly I’m going to break this down in a couple different ways ready?Ok?
Plot-Amazing i was constantly finishing the books in one sitting and these books are a great length.The cliffhanger were never too bad and honestly its a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat in a good way.Action-packed and even when its not it captures your attention.
Characters-The characters were amazing and each had its purpose throughout the whole book.Everyone and I mean everyone was there for a reason.They all had strengths and weakness that changed and grew with each person.
Romance- I loved the romances in this book though there weren’t many it was enough that it made you smile.Not everyone paired up with someone but mostly everyone did have a special someone and we usually got to read how each person found there special someone.The romance fortunately didn’t overwhelm the books.This was such a wonderful read.Also the romance was a solid PG maybe even a PG-13 at the most.(kissing).
Would I recommend?