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I HAVE CHANGED MY REVIEW TO TWO STARS........FOR ONE REASON: JUST AS THE STORY STARTED TO PICK UP.....IT STOPPED. PRACTICALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF A SENTENCE. READING ALONG AND POOF, DONE! VERY BAD PLAY WHOEVER THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA.
Book two thankfully fills in on all the questions fairly quickly or I wouldn't have continued too read.
Heroine for me was too forgiving or better person. Accepting non answers to 100 of questions from all whose in her life. The storyline is what kept me reading and needing the questions answered. Lots of wholes in story that will be filled in book two.
Dalysian Hope is a book that has the potential to drag you from your reality and whisk you off on an adventure of a lifetime; unfortunately, it lacked a certain configuration of identity, primarily on the basis of plot development, which ultimately affected the knowledge of the world being portrayed. Throughout reading the book, I often found myself becoming frustrated at the persistant hesitation to offer any form explanation to help draw the story out of its shell. I like a good mystery, but there wasn't much to work with. What I found most discouraging was not the fact that there were no answers to satisfy Sophie's inquisitive nature but that the characters kept saying they couldn't disclose anything to Sophie every single instance where she posed a question. That was the go-to answer for everything. It was just used too often.
Despite the lack of plot development, I did like the characters, especially Ren, the dark and mysterious love interest. Although I thought Sophie was a likeable character, she didn't drive the story. There was no push from her angle. She was clearly unsatisfied with no one providing her with any information, but she didn't pose any challenges to gain information. While residing at her family's holiday home, training for tests she knew nothing about, the story lagged, which I found disappointing as it kicked off with such a great start, full of mystery and suspense. It did pick up again towards the ending, but it took so long to get going that when it did, the story didn't fully captivate me.
Still, I found the book to have so much potential, and there were occassional moments that were so intriguing that I couldn't give up on the story. I needed to get to the end to find out where Sophie and her friends were going to end up. I fought so hard to love this story, and even though it didn't whisk me away, it did have enough impact on me to make me want to find out more. It's a good read. It just needs more consideration in certain areas to establish plot structure and progression.
I received a free copy of this book in hopes of a fair and honest review.
It was very unpredictable which is a good thing if you are an avid reader like me as it's difficult for a story to keep me in suspense the way this one did.
Oh, and incase you didn't already know...it's her debut novel which is hard to believe! And what a debut it was! Honestly, I cannot say enough about not only the story, but Ms. Summer's writing style and way with words. Everything flowed so effortlessly it seemed.
I admittedly put the book down a couple times because I was going to fast and didn't want it to end.
While some questions I had were answered, many were not and I am dying to get my hands on book two to find out more about this amazing world and characters which Ms. Summer has created. I want...no wait, I NEED more!
If you are going to take a chance on a new author, this is the one to do it with!
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