Samantha Morgan never thought about what she wanted out of life, let alone how she would live it. Against her greatest wishes, fate plotted her course and entangled her in a paranormal world of demons and destinies. Her world first turned topsy-turvy when she was forced to team up with the alluring and brooding half demon, Falcon Greyson. She never expected a man walking the line between good and evil to protect her, let alone fall in love with her. Diving into the secrets of her past life she must find the truth and the will power to stop the rise of the second devil and save our world before it’s too late.Book description.
I was given this copy free to review, but as always on the basis that my opinion is honestly held, and whether paid for or free my views are not influenced by that. Integrity is important to me and gushing false reviews do neither author nor reader any favours. As always my views are what I honestly feel about this book.
Samantha Morgan is at high school when she finds herself fighting evil witches, battling demons, and trying to stop the rise of the second devil. Only after meeting Falcon, a brooding half demon walking the line between good and evil, did she finally give into destiny.
Sounded really interesting and just the sort of book I'd enjoy however I found it really didn't gel with me. The only background info to the story comes from the synopsis – without that I'd have no idea what’s supposed to be happening as the book wades straight in to where Falcon is rescuing Samantha. He's described as a hottie (urgh – personal affliction, but it’s a phrase I really don't like) and is very self-confident about his abilities, appearance – everything it seems. This actually began to annoy me and make me dislike him, and I’m sure that’s not what was intended. Samantha just happens to be wearing only bra and thong....and describes herself as beautiful. Somehow it all prickled at me and I started by not liking these characters which isn't a good feeling when beginning a book. It reminded me of the old Kenny Everett skits where the actress (Kenny) would describe that in her latest film she would lose all her clothes, then he'd swish her legs exposing her knickers and announce "but all in the best possible taste".
From the first rescue Samantha then immediately gets captured by the wicked witch, escapes, gets captured - manages to make out with the hero in between escapes and captures but other than the synopsis info we never seem to get who she is, who he is, just why the witch wants her, and details of the captures and escapes...they just roller-coaster one into another. I felt like I'd entered into the middle of a book where all the actual plot-line had already been explained and because I didn't understand why anyone was doing what they did it made it hard to really enjoy the story, and very confusing to sort out what was happening. I've read and enjoyed books where reader is drawn straight into the action but at some early point the plot and characters are explained so we can understand what’s happening. If Katherine had done that I would have enjoyed the story so much more I think – as it was I just felt I was in the centre of an array of disconnected and confusing incidents.
The grammar and spelling needs a lot of attention too - there are the common your/you're, their/there/they're errors, and every apostrophe is replaced by forward facing double quote marks. (N.B Having checked my copy against the sample it seems this is only in the PDF I received and not in the actual book, not having a copy I can't verify that though. ) After what seems like endless escapes and captures it ends in a very strange way that bears no relation to any of the story we've read. I found that very disappointing – I’m not sure if it’s meant as a teaser lead in to the next book, but for me it doesn't work.
It’s available as both ereader and paper back and is 289kb/183 pages in length.
Stars: I hate giving low star rating but for me this book just doesn't do anything so sadly it’s just two stars.
Reviewed by Midnight Ruby