- File Size: 1573 KB
- Print Length: 206 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 28, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LDW4CG2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,218,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Anterograde: a M/M amnesia novel Kindle Edition
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Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: LGBTQIA, Romance
I read Kallysten’s Out of the Box series when I first bought a kindle - some years back now - somehow I’ve never got round to anymore but seeing this thought I’d try it. Was one that just didn’t work for me though, it’s not a bad book, its a great read for many but just that I didn’t connect with it.
I started by reading in the order its written, which is not chronological, but by the time I’d got to about 40% I was totally confused. It doesn’t help that this is a side book from another series, something I hadn’t realised, and maybe it would make more sense to me if I’d read others in the series. I was so lost that I restarted and did the Chronological option and that worked better for me.
I struggled though with seeing the two in a romantic light, I just didn’t feel any real connection between them most of the while, though there were odd moments when I saw a flash of it, of tenderness there. Its quite a harrowing read, how Calder would feel being so stubborn, so independent, so proud of his brain and skills, to be so reliant on others even though Eli says he doesn’t think of him as a burden. He must have been scared it would be too much at some point, and that conversation was really emotional, as was the tattoo that resulted. Actually all the tattoos were very special, the reasoning Calder gave to them, not just the purpose of them but how he would recognise that he wrote them and held the feelings they told. It made me think how awful it would be to know nothing about the present and your place in the world every time you woke. Scary, very, very scary. Eli was a saint – he put up with so much from Calder, much of it understandable ranting, but sometimes Calder is just plain arrogant and selfish. I guess that made the times when he showed his love to Eli more beautiful though.
The sci-fi element isn’t really present here – the hospital where they both work is dealing with constant Demon attacks, but there’s no interaction or direct contact with any supernatural entity.
Stars: This is difficult for me, it was an interesting read in that it made me think about Calder and his situation but as a book it didn’t really grip me and at times I struggled to continue with it. For me I think its a 2.5 – 3.
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I’ve put off writing this review because I was quite sure how to do it. The books we love are always the hardest to review. Let’s start with this is a gay romance. Now I know a lot of people don’t care for that, but this story is about so much more. There are a few sex scenes that can easily be skipped if you prefer not to read that.
There are two things that make this story stick out from the romance crowd. It is hyper focused on the two men, their relationship and dealing with Calden’s medical condition. A few other characters float in and out but they are peripheral. There are mentions of a complicated history for these two but it doesn’t go into that. I think this story is set in her “The Demon’s Age” series world and people live in a post-apocalyptic world where demons are trying to destroy the human race.
The most interesting element of the book and what makes it so unique is the way it was written. The chapters alternate between Calden and Eli in first person POV, but the time line of the events aren’t the same. Eli’s side of the story starts in the past on June 2 into the present, Calden’s is told from the present back to the past when he got sick on June 2. It doesn’t seem like it would work but it does! There is the option to read both POVs on the same timeline, but you will lose some of the emotional and disconcerting impact of the story that gives the reader a better understanding of what the characters are dealing with.
These two characters touched me and they are beautifully written. Kallysten is a talented author.
5 “stepping stone” Sheep
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Anterograde is an interesting, well written book about an aloof, talented surgeon with anterograde amnesia and his relationship with longtime...Read more
First, I have to say that the author did a great job writing this book.Read more