- File Size: 3376 KB
- Print Length: 200 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: #850,646 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Anterograde: a M/M amnesia novel (Demons Age Book 5) 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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Anterograde amnesia is a loss of the ability to create new memories after the event that caused the amnesia, leading to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past, while long-term memories from before the event remain intact.
YOWZA! It's 50 First Dates in book format without the comedy. let me start with the characters. Calden is a arrogant butthead. Of course he is a brilliant surgeon which explains his arrogance. Nevertheless, to see such a proud, powerful character stumble along struggling in his new life is jaw dropping. I kept trying to put myself in his shoes and I just couldn't. As for Eli. That man is practically a SAINT! There were moments when I wondered WHY Eli would put up with Calden's shenanigans. But then it hit me...what a person will do for the one he loves. I think what makes this story so powerful and moving is how the book is presented with two different timelines. One for Calden which runs in reverse, one for Eli which runs forward. The author does provide the ability to read the book in a more chronological order however reading the book the way Kallysten has much more of a impact. The disorientation of reading this book as is gives much more meaning to what the characters had to go through in their day to day living. Finding out the best way for this to work watching both the forward as well as the reverse progression of how they learn to copy was very powerful to me to observe. There's so much more I would love to bring up but then it would spoil the story for others. So I will end my review here.
Kallysten is one of those author names I have seen out there but hadn't read yet. Oh boy was I glad I gave her a shot. Anterograde was simply amazing and little did I know it was part of The Demons Age series. That is probably the one thing that confused me thorough the whole book. No back story to the demon attacks. Now that I know this is a stand-alone that is part of a series I need to go back and start from the beginning. I'm hoping the rest of the series is just as good as Anterograde. By reading the blurbs to the other books They don't seems to have that special twist that this books has but how could they when this is such a unique circumstance! If nothing else, Anterograde is definitely a book I would recommend.
I received this book from the JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.
Stars– 5, Flames – 3
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