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- Print Length: 220 pages
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- Publication Date: May 27, 2011
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B005347RCW
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Katie's Hellion (Rhyn Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Starting out, I'll be completely honest. Nothing about this book was holding my attention. I didn't find it interesting, the characters weren't relate-able, there was a ton of information being thrown at me and I was getting confused easily. It seemed like there were five million different characters introduced in the very beginning and I just couldn't keep up. I won't lie, I did not want to continue reading this book. On more than one occasion, I seriously thought about putting this book down (and not finishing a book is not something I do lightly). In an attempt to give it a chance, I decided to do something else I rarely do: peruse the reviews. So I read through them and many of them started out the same way this one is. A very, very slow beginning. But many of them claimed that it was worth sticking with, that if you could get past the first half of the book, the rest was worth it. And it was.
As the book progressed, the story slowed down a little and was easier to follow along. Although characters were still being introduced, they were being thrown at you at lightening speed. As some characters were mentioned, I did, occasionally, have to take a second to think back and try to remember who the character was and how they fit into the story. There were a lot of secondary characters in Katie's Hellion.
About the only character that I really enjoyed was Rhyn. I know some people didn't care for his beastliness when he first came into contact with Katie but I actually liked it. It showed a depth to his character and that he wasn't just a hunky immortal. He was truly dangerous and not someone that trust should be given to lightly. He had a decent amount of character development though he didn't insanely improve.
Katie, on the other hand, I really don't think her character developed at all. Other than not being completely mental by the end of the book, she was really the exact same character she started out to be. I admire the fact that she kicked ass and didn't take s*** from anyone, but at the same time, I found her to be slightly annoying and a borderline alcoholic. I agree that the stuff that happened to her was freakin' insane but I just couldn't come to care about her character.
There was a lot of action and a lot of bloodshed in Katie's Hellion and that part was fine. Given the image on the cover and the synopsis, it's kind of inferred that this is a steamy book or that there's some aspect of love in it. That's true, but at the same time, Katie and Rhyn don't even meet until half way through the book. I think the beginning was too long and drawn out. I think their love story could have been developed a little more. I understand that there are two more books in the trilogy so there's still time for the characters and the story to develop.
This book wasn't terrible but I wasn't crazy about it either. I don't regret reading it but I was a little disappointed in the story. I do, however, intend to continue with the series to see where the story goes.
Rating: 2.5 Stars.
Can wait to see what happens with them;..
yes, the beginning is hard to muddle through but, once you start you will not be able to put the book down !! ;-)
For the first few chapters, I could not get past the feeling this was actually a sequel but the author forgot to label it book two. Or the author had written a prologue and took it out by accident. I was dropped into a plot I had to work hard to understand. It was choppy, jumping here and there and often did not make sense or lacked sufficient (if any) explanation, and the inconsistencies did not help. I did not like Katie with her pill popping and booze guzzling, nor any other character. I positively did not like the concept of the female lead falling heavily for someone who abuses her, and who goes on to forgive and excuse the behavior of another abuser.
I know this is fantasy, but even fantasy needs a touch of realism and logic. The bulk of Katie's Hellion has neither. The idea behind this story has such great potential, what a shame the author could not make it work.
Well, I am in the minority with this book, but I am not a fan of Katie's Hellion. Brief Synposis. Rhyn is a half immortal/half demon who has been imprisoned unjustly in Hell by his brother Sasha for a couple hundred thousand years. The council of Immortals is run by 7 brothers, of which Rhyn is the youngest, but they hate him because his mother killed their father (even though it was with good reason). So yeah he has issues, but I liked him and how his character developed. Katie, is an 18 year old dysfunctional, alcoholic, smart a@@, good for nothing teen who is thrust into the world of immortals because she is the destined Mate of a Deity. The way they brought her into this new immortal world, was just sick and stupid. Beings who could manipulate people s minds decide on this story: Katie was brutally raped and beaten at 13 and had a child from this rape, who is actually a 4000 year old baby Angel, they just want her to look after, supposedly she is so stressed from the beating that she blanks out and forgets her son all over the place, but no one takes him from her or bothers to check up on him at all, and once she knows all this she still leaves him alone all the time. And oh yeah, no one has any sympathy for the 13 year old rape victim . Really, that's the best story line for this?. She is drunk half the book, (for that matter so is the other heroine in the next series which I just do not understand why so much time is devoted to that) her personality is grating and I wanted her to not find her happily ever after and just get eaten by demons, yettis or fall into a deep hole just to shut her up!. The characters of Rhyn and Gabriel saved this book and the story behind the immortals etc.
While I really did not care for the read of this book, I ordered this (Book 1 of 3 in the Rhyn Trilogy) and Gabriel's Hope (Book 1 of 3 in the second set of character books Rhyn's Eternal) and really liked that book. I will order the 2nd in that set Deidre's Death, but will not finish the Katie's series as I really just cannot read two more books of Katie, she appeared briefly in Gabriels Hope and annoyed me immencey in that little bit of time. Its hard to read a series where you really just do not like or care for the heroine. That's my 2cents I say try each series book 1 for your self and see.
I have read Lizzy Fords Damian's Immortal series and like that series, this one not as much but other then the Katie character, the other character development was OK so far in the two books I have read. But it is a little too much going on sometimes with competing story lines and multi-level betrayals of course by everyone to everyone they are supposed to care for...
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