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HALOS: Somnium Paperback – November 22, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm not that well read in the angel/demon path of the pnr genre-this was only my second foray. And whilst it was a far throw from the first one I read, this one was still enjoyable-in a weird and darkly twisted kind of way. No, it's not scary. Maybe if I try and organise my thoughts, the comment will make more sense-which probably warrants a random rambling alert.
- the opening seemed a little slow. HOWEVER, I think if it had been sped up much more, the attraction/connection that Allie has for/with Colton would have been horribly forced and would have in no way worked. ALSO, despite there not seeming to be very much happening or a whole lot of action (which is what I'm more used to when I pick up this genre), the reader has only to read between the lines to sense the heavy weight of foreboding that has been rather clever woven in. It's not slap-upside-the-head obvious, but it's there. You simply have to allow yourself to immerse in Allie's world and you'll find it.
- Colton. Yes, I liked him. HOWEVER (There's deffo more to that guy and his hierarchical place than meets the eye. It was more than hinted at from quite early on in the book (if you're paying attention) and then pretty much confirmed later on in the book (if you're paying more attention than Allie was), but he's left as one huge lose thread-which is fine as I happen to know this is the first book in a trilogy (?-possibly longer?).
- Colton. We're told what he is-kinda. But we don't have the full scope of just what he can do, what his rules are, what kind of `law' he's expected to follow or who moulds said `law'. I'm fine with this.Read more ›
Once the book started going I found that the book had a pretty good pace. There was a lot of guess work going on from me, I kept trying to figure out what was going to happen next. I actually felt that the book was more suspenseful than action, which I actually enjoyed a lot more. I really love books that keep me guessing, it keeps my imagination fired up, and I love it even more when I think I have figured out what is going to happen next and then something entirely different happens.
As for the main character, Allie, I felt like she was really kind of a great character. I identified with her and really pulled for her to figure things out and just overall I liked her. She is a really smart girl, but she is also able to stand on her own and definitely has a mind of her own. Plus I also really like the way her personality kind of feeds off the other characters she surrounds herself with. They all kind of compliment each other with their different personalities.
That being said the story was lacking in a couple of parts. I had some issues with some of the mystery element within the book, some of them weren't fully fleshed out, and I am one of those readers who really hate loose ends. I don't like finishing a book, and then finding that I didn't get all the answers I was looking for.Read more ›
While reading Somnium, I found that the book started off a bit slow, but I guess that's just because this is the first book in the series and like many other author's Keri had to build the back story. So I suggest that if your having trouble getting into this book, just hold out and keep reading, it ends up getting more interesting further into the book.
I also liked the main book character called Allie. She was strong willed and independent, which I liked very much and comes in handy throughout the book as she has to deal with a creepy and rude co worker that's hiding something, a ghost that is quite a flirt when he wants to be, a sexy gate guard that seems to go out of his way to not notice Allie, but is always saving her from someone or something that is wanting Allie dead.
I loved how this book kept me on my toes. If I wasn't trying to figure out which hotty was good and which one was bad, I still had plenty of other questions I wanted answer's for. I did find Allie's instant love/lust for the sexy gate guard a bit forced. Allie kinda reminded me of a bitch (female dog) on heat, when she sees Colton at the gate of her workplace.
I think that the author, does a wonderful job at making Somnium a mysterious and entertaining read. I am really looking forward to reading the second book, just so I can finally get the answer's to the questions that were left swimming around my head after book one.
I have a feeling book 2 is going to be a must read as soon as it's released, so I recommend this book to my adult readers and happily give Somnium by Keri Lake 4 shiny stars out of 5.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did find the pace of the book to be a bit slow initially as there seemed to be a lot of innuendo and mystery surrounding Allie rather than action. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Nereid
Stop thinking about it and buy it. You won't be disappointed. The imagery and detail is just as captivating as the plot. Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by MeliG
This is a novel I highly recommend to readers of pararomance. Very well written, with evocative detail, and twists and turns I didn't expect. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Devin O'Branagan
Definitely a five star read. The protagonist is feisty, endearing, horny and for the most part, attracts trouble like a lightning rod. Read morePublished on June 22, 2012 by Cardo
This book is a paranormal romance where the main character Allie (who I liked because she was in a male-oriented profession and didn't take any crap for it) is torn between two... Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by C Bundy
I am very picky abut what books I read. This book was awesome, I could not put it down. I cannot wait for the next one.Published on April 6, 2012 by Marlena Frontera
Paranormal, love and excitement made this a difficult book to put down. The details could not have been better, as I visualized the setting of my own backyard. Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I loved this book! I'm a big fan of book series because I seldom like having to read the fist chapter of ten books before I find one that strikes my interest. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by R Diggs
I loved this book! Paranormal romance is by far my favorite Genre, but the ideas can get old and over played. The author added a new twist here and I fell for it hard! Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by BMartin