- File Size: 758 KB
- Print Length: 277 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Heather Bowhay; 2 edition (December 21, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 21, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009TKS6ZS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,854 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Amethyst (#1 of the Guardian series) Kindle Edition
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This book suffers from a few big failings. First, the main character (Lexi) is portrayed as being very well read and somebody who uses "big" words. To me, Lexi seems a little bit self important and somewhat unlikable. However, the bigger problem is that if you create a character who is supposed to be intellectual, it is, I think, important that she use her "big" words correctly, and Lexi does not. The author is even worse. For example, she writes "elicit" when she means "illicit," she uses "whose" when she means "who is," and she describes the crumpled form of one of the characters as "limpless" . . . instead of "lifeless" perhaps? The kiss of death for me is the ubiquitous use of the word "anyways" in dialogue. Sheesh!
The plot is unoriginal and not very well paced. Certain things drag on and on, while others reach resolution far too quickly. In general, the book felt like it was plodding along. The world creation was not very interesting. The characters, groups of characters, and supposed tension between the groups were not well thought out.
Finally, the book ended with a whimper. There was no cliffhanger. There was no resolution of anything. Instead it just sort of fizzled out, leaving me with absolutely no desire to continue on. If I had waited another day to write this review, I would likely not remember anything about the story at all.
This book wasn't horrible by any means. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
So this book was a freebie, I don't remember downloading it, it just was there, I was undecided what to read next and then I thought ok lets give it a go, and as far as free books go - it was OK.
I am not sure I will continue, as to be honest all I could do was compare it to Twilight with a seer in the mix instead of a plain ol human ;)
The baddies - they reminded me so much of Jason, Laurant, and Victoria! I can't forget the weird name they had, Ray-pacs? that was the short version there was the longer name that sounded something Greek or Latin and I couldn't even be bothered to look it up on Wikipedia while reading.
I just wanted to get to see what the heck the 'group' had in store for Lexi/Alex. and in the end it was a bit of a let down, we had Maddison being her usual nasty self, who is the 'linked' partner who thinks she owns Jason (aka jealous love counterpart)
but although it had its moments, I did not connect with any of the characters, their dialogue was stilted and felt out of character for their age group, I almost expected to find out Jason and his gang were immortals, who knows maybe they are, the story ended with a very short dialogue from one person out the group - after they stated the importance of them all having to tell the story to her?
its slow and when it actually gets interesting it finishes.
Then there's the love triangle - sigh. Jason was abrupt, rude and condescending most of the time, (Edward!) Ash he seemed to be the 'Jacob' of the story and as with Twilight, I preferred him more, unfortunately we only get to see him once or twice, as if he is thrown in just to be a filler/normal human and to facilitate the love triangle.
I really didn't get why the 'healers' were called Amethysts either, the name just seems weird, I get the group being Guardians but the other names were just weird.
and I am going to finish this here! I did write a great review on my kindle but the app failed to post it.
Lexi Adams has dealt with premonitions her entire life. Fed-up and tired of forever running to the rescue she decides to ignore her latest vision and of course people die. The basis of this story is a good one. Bowhay just doesn't do much with it. It starts out good and hooks you right away. A little further into the story my interest started to fizzle out. Meaning that it's predictable, the action comes in spurts and doesn't necessarily flow well. It's not a terrible book by any means and I would recommend it to the younger ages (early teens). One thing I did like is that Lexi's gift is unique from what you normally get in this genre of book. The characters are likable yet the writing itself is somewhat childish. The story line itself is great and has potential. I'm looking forward to the next book as this one does leave you wanting more. I always like to see a heroine wanting to help and do good deeds and Lexi certainly does. This is a "feel good" book that
leaves you feeling warm.
Final note: poor editing, misspelled words, wrong adjectives used in places.
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