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- Book 1 of 3 in A Cainsville Novel (3 Book Series)
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I enjoyed the interaction between the two main characters. I like the relationship that's building between them and that it is not one of those instant-love situations. It took me a while to warm up to Gabriel, it happened at about the same rate that Olivia started looking at him differently, so I thought that was really well done. Gabriel has a lot of annoying traits and habits and Olivia views him very realistically which is refreshing. He is the more consistent of the two characters in the way his actions match his personality as I was led to understand it. Her actions are a bit more all over the place.
It seemed like Omens promised one thing but delivered something very different. Maybe if I had been looking forward to suspense with a ton of conspiracy theory and convenient coincidences, I wouldn't have been left feeling underwhelmed by how Omens ended. I may still read the next book in the series with the hope that the paranormal aspects will be more prominent in future books in this series. I can see the potential for this to be an amazing series. I love the concept of a town like Cainsville and I do want to see where this series goes.
but first of all - the cover - If I knew a little more about superstitions, or omens, I get the feeling that I just might notice some portentous signs pictured on the cover....but since I don't, all I can say is that the full moon, the quiet streets, and the cloud formations in the sky make for a subtly spooky cover. Which is good. I like subtle, and even with the seemingly benign scene, there's something spooky here...of course, it might just be the title steering me in this direction. If so, then the title did its job.
As Kelley Armstrong fans know, she has written her last Women of the Otherworld novel, which has no doubt left some bereft, but never fear - she hasn't stopped writing, she's turned her attention elsewhere. As we've seen with a few of the long running series floating around out there, sometimes it's good to end a series, and it's even better to end a series when your fans - especially the ones who have been fans from the beginning - STILL enjoy your work. Kelley Armstrong has written a very strong first of a series with Omens.
Whenever I'm given the chance to read a novel before publication, I feel fortunate. When I end up loving the novel I'm always happy about that (of course). I REALLY enjoyed Omens. You can read the synopsis on Amazon, Goodreads, and Armstrong's website - but basically, a very rich young woman, Olivia (Liv) Taylor Jones is hit out of nowhere with the knowledge that she isn't who she thought she was.Read more ›
However, reading this book put me right back in the cheated and disappointed category. This book is not a complete story. It reads like a set-up for the next book or 2 of the series. 400 pages of set-up. The main character never really fully develops, the paranormal elements never develop, and the plot that was presented felt disconnected; it did not flow. I forced myself to read the whole thing with the hope that it would suddenly improve or pick a path, or something... and when something did happen there was no logical progression or big climactic reveal- as in "oh, very clever, I never thought of that but now I can totally see it".
If you must read this (as I felt I needed to) then get it from the library. Save yourself from buyer's remorse.
Fans of hers were probably as weary as I was of this series. After ending such an amazing series last year, I just didn’t want this new Armstrong book to fail. So what I did is read it with an open mind. I made sure not to compare OMENS to Armstrong’s other books, like so many people compared J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy with the Harry potter series. (I’m not trying to compare J.K. Rowling and Kelley Armstrong. I’m just using Rowling as an example.) What you have to understand, though, is even if OMENS doesn’t contain werewolves and witches, it does still contain a lot of supernatural elements. They might be more subtle but I think that’s what makes the book so interesting. You need to keep reading to find out what it’s really about (or you can cheat and use the Easter eggs Armstrong embedded in the text as a cheat code, if you’re too impatient). What’s more, unlike J.K. Rowling, the audience is the same and you’re not shifting from a MG/YA book to an adult book. I think what Armstrong did, is simply take a genre that she both loves and appreciates, changed the general themes, and expanded a little by adding suspense/thriller motifs.
It’s a suspense/thriller under the guise of a paranormal book. Or vice versa. I’m not exactly sure how to describe the genre.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a big Kelly Armstrong fan, but I have to say this is not her best work. It's not that the characters are not engaging, they are. Read morePublished 14 days ago by obsidianlover
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Loved all the omens throughout the novel, well researched. Definitely recommend this book and I am looking forward to reading the 2nd one.Published 19 days ago by Bec Willoughby
Engaging characters, skilled author. Looking forward to sequels. Readers of previous series will get what they are looking for here.Published 29 days ago by Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Kelly Armstrong is one of my favorites! I devoured this book in a day!Published 1 month ago by Jessica
This book was definitely unique. I liked all the twists and that it is based in Chicago. I can't wait to read the next one and find out what happens in the continuation of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by If
I am picky when it comes to books. It has to keep my attention for the first few pages or I won't read it. This book did that and more.Published 2 months ago by Talia Marr
I think I've read just about every book Kelley Armstrong has done and they're all fantastic. Her style of writing is easy to read, her stories are fascinating, and her characters... Read morePublished 2 months ago by swalke90
Omens was probably my most anticipated read this fall simply because being familiar with Armstrong's writing I just knew I would get something perfect for not only the season but... Read morePublished 2 months ago by kindlemom1 (My Guilty Obsession)
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