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Top Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the book for the most part, was able to keep up with the myriad of plots taking place at once... but found myself completely frustrated at the end.. wondering what happened to the final chapter.
Am I missing something that the 5 star reviewers have figured out?
If it had been a 'paper book', I'd have been looking for the torn out pages where the final chapter (or two) should have been.
It's as though the publisher called and said "Time's up!! Send it over!"
Well-written and complex, but.... can't give it more than 2 stars for the ending alone. It was a couple of rainy afternoons I'll never get back.
1. If you haven't read any of the previous books in the series, you are out of luck. The story begins without any sort of background information on the main character, you are just supposed to figure it out; even though the author doesn't give you much to go on. At first, I thought it was interesting because it made me want to keep reading, but eventually, it just pissed me off because it took almost 10 chapters to finally get to the point. It was so drawn out, that by the time it finally got there, I had just stopped caring.
2. It's almost as if this book was written by three different authors. I actually found myself looking forward to reading the "bad guy" point of view because that is the only time I felt I was actually reading an author's work who wasn't 12 years old.
3. The "love story" part of this book is so absurd, it made me physically angry. If I had actually bought a book instead of reading it on my kindle, I would have thrown it across the room. It feels as if the author asked his teenage daughter what kind of magical fairy tale she thought would be interesting, and went from there.
I read a lot, close to 5 books a month. I can easily tell you this book is THE WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ, and that includes the Twilight series garbage. Do not waste your money, or your time. The only "good" thing about this experience is that I didn't waste money on it because I borrowed it out of the Kindle Owner's Lending Library...but then again, that means I wasted my one free rental a month...so I take that back. No good can come from this experience.
However, I felt compelled to write about this one, because it was just...so....bad...in my opinion, of course. I am not asking anyone to agree with me, and I certainly have nothing against the author. I really admire people who write fiction (just so you know) even if I don't always admire the end product. So if the author does read this, please understand, dear writer, these are just details that a good proofreader would have picked out.
I read the first page....then read it again...trying to comprehend what it was actually about. You shouldn't have to read a synopsis of a story in order to understand the first few paragraphs (my opinion.)
There were so many odd, incorrect sentences...."The cabin crew and myself...." (should be "the cabin crew and I)
"...and the consequences will be severe. Got it." (Got it is a question. He was ASKING her..."Got it?")
"...We're hunting a killer.....do you really want that on your conscience if they kill again?" (it is killer, singular, and the character knew it was a woman, therefore it should have been written "she." Not "they."
"It's frequency range blocks anything....." (its, not it's)
"...Even though it was dark and her eyes wide, she saw nothing...." (..and her eyes were wide....)
And my personal favorite...."...When everything was over he would hunt Sarah down and find her." (a bit redundant, don't you think?)
Then there was the language. F F F F F....I lost count very early on. The writer needs to expand his vocabulary. It made me disgusted by Sarah, not sympathetically inclined towards her at all.
Much of the dialogue was incredibly silly....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not my kind of book. And I hated the trite flirting banter between Drake and Sarah. Like with so many authors I roll my eyes as the author reveals the thoughts of the characters. Read morePublished 28 days ago by S. Scholl
I can't believe how I couldn't put this book down. I had to keep reading it until I got to the end.Published 1 month ago by o a coulter
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery. The main character was well defined and did not have super powers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by sherman f. monson
Wish I had started at the beginning of the series, but you can figure it out where it began.Published 1 month ago by Danteny
Kept me on the edge the whole way through!! Can't wait to see what happens to Sarah next!! Makes me want to read the whole series.Published 1 month ago by Katrina
The plot was interesting and moved along nicely. Even though I had not read the first three books in the series, I was able to join in on the action! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stephanie R.