- File Size: 596 KB
- Print Length: 295 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: N.L. Greene (January 14, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 14, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H2Y6EHA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,962 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Illusions Begin (The MysticSeeker Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It’s a journey that the author allows us as readers to hitch a ride and observe. Becky is finding herself as a professional adult, and a woman. What does she want out of life and what is she will to sacrifice to obtain her dreams, as well as make her parents happy, and fulfill the family legacy.
I had a bit of a problem with the ending of this book. It is to me, what I would classify book one out of three, in a serial not a series. But this might be the product of it being a “New Adult Paranormal Romance” as opposed to a “Paranormal Romance”. Since to me, the end of book one, was neither a happy ending, nor did it bring things to a satisfactory conclusion. But then again, there are two more books. The one thing it did do…… I want to know what happens next!!!!
From a Reader's Perspective:
I didn't like Ms. Hoity Toity Perfect in Every Way Becky at the beginning of the book. She was too prim, too proper, and did too many things just because her parents wanted her to. As the story moves forward, we begin to see all may not be as it first seemed. Little Becky has kept secrets from her mother and father throughout the years. One big one was why Becky had a falling out with her ex-boyfriend, Lance. This is one spot I found an inconsistency in the story though. In chapter eight, Becky talks about her mother setting up dinners between the two families because she was ignorant to what happened with Lance. Later, in chapter eleven, Becky talks about how her mother knew and was okay with what he'd done. As a reader, continuity is something I expect and it did throw me for a loop when I read it.
But, the magical aspects of the story and Becky's well-kept secret helped move the story along. I was fascinated at how she'd kept that aspect of her life hidden for so long and thrilled when she discovered all may not be as it first appeared. I won't go into that because I refuse to give spoilers. You'll have to read the book to find out what I'm talking about.
There are two love interests in the book as well, and I can't wait for book two so I can find out which one wins Becky's heart and why. Neither felt added as an afterthought and both fit into the story perfectly.
From an Editor's Perspective:
Pronouns! These seem to give authors the most trouble. I found no pronoun errors in Ms. Greene's first book, Twisted, and contractions were used well. Illusions Begin could use contractions to make the prose and dialogue flow more easily. There are also many commas missing between statements and names in dialogue. But those are nitpicks most people probably wouldn't pick up on.
+1 Star for giving me a truly magical story
+1 Star for showing me Becky's imperfections as the book went on and not letting her remain annoyingly unlikeable
+1 Star for the awesome surprises along the way
+1 Star for the guys in the story
-1 Star for the inconsistency in story and the need for pronoun/contraction/comma oopsie repair
Overall, 4 out of 5 stars! Highly recommended for those who love an engaging story with awesome twists.
"Becky" has always grown up sheltered and at a young age took on the responsibility of her family, the business, and also the harsh problems that come with it. But the love of magic diminished but never died away. Who knew a risky trip to thirst her quench of childhood circus nostalgia would turn into so much more!
The story, plot, and characters are refreshing with real life problems and situations with just a touch of magic. Its definitely a great start and I can't wait to read where this goes!
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