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Cornerstone (The Cornerstone Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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4.5 stars. I really wanted to give the novel 5 stars because I’m SCREAMING over how much I enjoyed this novel, but there were a few lagging parts and this new community that the main character finds out about is never really explained. I was all excited about the Addo giving the main character, Nalena, options on her future path, because I thought he was going to explain stuff to Nalena but then that never really happens. If I were the main character, I wouldn’t have jumped into anything without explanation, but she kind of does. Nalena just doesn’t ask a lot of questions. When she’s upset, she kind of just clams up.
Okay, Okay. Why am I screaming?
I was absorbed into the way the author described everything. She used every day comparisons to describe the most complex emotions in a way that completely related to me. I think some readers might be turned off by the number of metaphors and similes, but I enjoyed them, especially when they described how Nalena was affected emotionally by Garrett. Eep! I loved it.
And the Reese family just made the whole novel feel real. They were a normal family with crazy powers, but the dynamic was just so comforting. I was instantly glad when Nalena became involved in their lives.
OH, and on to Garrett. I think I am in love with every little thing he does. My most favorite scenes are when he and Nalena walk into the office supply store, and later when he is carrying her into his house because she has a spiritual experience that zaps her strength. Both times, what he said, MELTED me.
You’d enjoy this novel if you are a reader who loves the developing tension between the main chick and her squeeze. Seriously. The plot is weak, but I just can’t get over how this novel’s descriptions really spoke to me.
This novel has strong and realistic characters. The author has developed her own voice that you will either instantly love or hate. (In case you haven’t guessed, I loved it.) And she has painted a picture with such understandable imagery that grounds you in the moment.
This is a perfectly clean read. Perfectly sweet read.
One final drawback. The formatting. Every single paragraph indent was different. But I was able to overlook this because the novel made up for it.
When I moved further into the story, I found Nalena and Garrett's families tied to each other...and that's as far as I go because you'll get no spoilers from this girl. I can't believe I highlighted so much of this book for its witty, poetic, often striking dialogue and prose. It's just so beautifully created and executed, and Ms. Provencher brought this story to life for me.
I am a brand new fan of this author and will be for life. She made me care deeply about her characters, forcing me to keep turning the pages (even when I could barely keep my eyes open) because the main plot and subplots are so compelling. If you can't keep turning the pages, the book will call to you...sort of clawing at the back of your mind until you return.
For those that are die-hard Cassandra Clare fans like me, I would compare Ms. Provencher and Cornerstone to Clare and The Mortal Instruments. I will be reading the rest of this series without hesitation, and the rest of her books across all genres because I'm curious. This gem of author will become a household name. You just wait and see... *taps crystal ball*
Then Garrett begins paying attention to Nalena in the library, and she’s attacked in the woods near the library. A shadowy man may be stalking her.
Garrett, his family and Nalena’s mother belong to some secret group that they describe as a community. Nalena discovers she herself has some remarkable talents and soon is invited to join the community. A romance develops between her and Garrett.
I loved the characters especially the Addo, who is something like a counselor and something like a priest, but one who lives in a trailer with a yellow kitchen and who loves cookies.
I liked Garret’s family especially his six-year old sister.
I liked the fight between three teenage girls in the bathroom which unfolded like a Kung Fu movie.
But the romance between Garrett and Nalena unfolds too slowly. Their scenes become boring at the end of the book. I also expected an initiate to this supernatural group to have to perform tests and earn entry. Nalena’s entrance was too easy - though it did have some humorous moments.
The Furies are supposed to be a large group, but the reader meets only Roger, a shadowy character not seen enough until the very end. We wonder what happened to him. Because of all this, the book is slightly put of balance, but I like the writer’s style. It has energy.
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