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Blessed (United) (Volume 1) Paperback – December 21, 2013
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Suprisingly, though, I did enjoy the book. I found the attention to detail and world building to be quite impressive... the explanation of Chaos, light and dark and everything surrounding the characters. I really liked that - it intrigued me; made me want to know what was going to happen next. I do wonder if so much detail was needed about the characters' daily lives, but I'm nitpicking. Overall I was pretty well fascinated.
Blessed is a good freshman effort without the usual editing mishaps... a good story with a good hook that made me want to read the next one in the series... with some unexpected twists that were absolutely entertaining! If anything, I'd say I was only slightly disappointed because there was a time jump from the 'end' of the book to the epilogue. With all the beautiful detail in the book, I'd have loved some extra detail in the love story too!!!
. ** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through www.mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com **
For me, Blessed was a very unique story. You have Andra a seemingly normal girl, who starts to experience changes and weird things and then there is the darkness and Kaiser. I was having trouble with the story at first but man, I am soooo happy I stuck with it and got to watch the character development and story line flow.
David Michael can write a very vivid and descriptive story that allows the reader to feel like they are there experiencing it with the characters. There are many twists and turns and edge of the seat moments that kept me turning the pages wanting to know what the hell was going to happen.
As a debut novel, I think David did a good job at conveying the story and keeping the reader interested. I honestly enjoyed this taste of the paranormal genre and will be coming back for more when book 2 'Cursed' is released.
Whilst the story was a little slow to start, once I got to know the characters I became more and more entranced in the story. I also don't often read books written in the third person, and David Michael's writing and detail was refreshing. For a debut novel he should be proud of his ability to tell a story like this. His detail gave me a clear vision to feed my imagination.
The one thing that kept me turning pages, was I didn't know what would happen next. When something monumental did happen I was taken off guard, but this made the journey all the more memorable.
Whilst I'm crazy about steaminess in the books I read, there was a taste of what's to come in future books in the United Series. But this book didn't need it, but its wet my appetite for the rest of the series.
I'm lucky enough to have an insight of what to expect in Cursed, #2, and I can't wait to sink my teeth into it.
Rating: 3 Stars
This book is the first in The United Series and to be honest i found the story line to be slightly confusing as soon as i started reading. Ardra turns twenty one and keeps experiencing dreams where she meets this blond haired, blue eye man. She doesn't know who he is but she freaks out and makes herself wake up. Her parents are acting suspicious, a dog turns up outside her house that her parents are keen for her to look after and she is beginning to feel some unknown darkness inside herself. Plus there's an evil being named Chaos who is searching for Ardra to destroy her.
There are so many factors to this story that left me feeling confused through most of it. The storyline progresses so fast that it was hard to keep up with what was going on. Getting half way through, I felt like I grasped an understanding of the story line better which allowed me to enjoy it. I'm hoping book 2 will enlighten me more as it took a lot of time for Chaos to meet Ardra and for her to find out about what she is and also finding out some secrets about the people closest to her.
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Blessed is the first book in The United Series by David Michael and it can be read as a stand alone novel.Read more