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Contact (Encounter Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Excellent writing. Even with the language difference the writing flowed effortlessly and with no lag. It had the perfect amount of detail, enough to allow the reader to form a clear idea of the scene but not overbearing. The storyline was original and well thought out. The plot was executed well, weaving in elements of paranormal that matched greatly with the romance aspect of the story. Eliza and Jack's relationship buildup was gentle and entertaining. Insta-hate that morphed realistically into love. Jack's character formation was was superb. His character background was well thought out making him a well developed character. He was sweet, snarky, sarcastic, and protective. His sad childhood added a bit of vulnerability and depth to his character while pulling on the readers heartstrings. He was the perfect combination of a book boyfriend.
However, as much as I liked about the novel, there was some things that couldn't stand. Number one being Eliza. I did not like her character, like at all. It was really hard to connect to her from the beginning and as the story progressed my dislike for her worsened. Selfish, bitchy, short tempered, immature, quick to violence, reckless, mean, rude, careless and thoughtless. Those are just a few words to describe what I didn't like about her. Her written character was terrible with no redeeming qualities. There was also no real character growth with her either making it very difficult to actually enjoy the story with it being written in her characters POV.
Another thing that really grated my nerves was the novels affirmation for underage drinking. The story begins with Eliza waking up in an unknown location with an unknown male and unknown memories of the night before because she drunk the night into oblivion. On purpose. After recognizing her own reckless behavior she decides to "turn over a new leaf and start over, becoming a better Eliza". She makes this statement several times during the novel and yet there was 5 different occasions throughout the story of her binge drinking and getting completely wasted. A complete contradiction that irked my soul. She was a walking train wreck waiting to happen. I get the author was trying to write a independent headstrong heroine, but she failed miserably. Eliza's character was whiny and moody with self destructive tendencies. And when given the chance to redeem her character the author copped out. When another character points out her self distractive behavior to her, she seemly glosses it over stating "it's something I don't want to think about right now". WTF!
Something else that bugged me was concerning Eliza's ex-boyfriend. How the author thought it was okay for Eliza's best friend to go out with her ex and have Eliza okay with it was so unrealistic. The man cheated on her, betrayed her, sold her out to her nemesis, verbally abused her, spread rumors around about her, told every one that she's a crazy slut and when she found out her best friend ... her BEST FRIEND was dating him after their messy breakup, Eliza was okay with it and supported it. Nope. I wasn't believing that story plot for one second. That crap made me mad to even read.
Overall, this story was good. The original storyline and interweaving plot made it very good. And even though I liked a lot about it, I just couldn't get over the things I didn't like which accounted for why I rated it 3 stars. While the novel stood out and had a lot of strong qualities, it lacked a lot and was weak in other areas. And even though, I would like to read book 2 due to getting Jacks POV, I'm just not interested enough to continue the series.