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- Print Length: 404 pages
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- Publication Date: October 10, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B016GTW5M4
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,918 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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The story line is anything but typical-it is rich, fortifying and hard to put down. I absolutely loved it. I already miss the character's. I need to know what happens in her.......I don't want to give anything away, so ill say the lives of her family member's.
I am an avid reader, so I know what I am talking about. I devour books daily. When the content is really hitting home, I always overlook grammatical mistakes. Why sweat the small stuff? I am not pious and perfect like some of your reviewers are!!! Lol
In fact I want to thank you for the time and effort you put forth to create this book.
With that said, I want to strongly recommend this book. My mother recommended this book to me and believe it or not, that was a first because our taste in books are so varied.
One thing I liked about this story was it was unexpected. Lev is a damaged guy (who I believe has some form of autism.) He finds homeless Mina on the streets and keeps her. He takes care of her and eventually falls for her. There were some interesting plot twists with his family, the night club, her long lost brother and foster family, and of course darling Lidi. I really didn't know who or what would turn up next.
And yes, total suspension of reality here. I mean, why is she homeless for seven years and starving? Yet, she's so bright and inventive. Why on earth hasn't she gotten on her feet by then? She's so smart. And there is food and soup kitchens for homeless people. Seriously, not one person is helping her out? For SEVEN YEARS? That made no sense.
I think there could have been a bit more explanation about Anika's crush on Lev and why he took her virginity years before even though they were just friends. But, to me that missing back story wasn't a deal breaker. Lev's character is a person who doesn't understand a lot of human emotion. Mina helps him grow and learn to navigate difficult feelings.
Also, I didn't like that Lev was Sasha's enforcer and that he could be so violent. It was incongruent with his gentle personality. Again, this is explained as part of his damaged personality. Still it was a bit of a stretch to believe he could be so sweet and then turn into a killer.
Other reviewers didn't like that everything wrapped up so neatly and that it turns out that Mina is actually an extended family member of Lev's. Again, that didn't bother me so much. That is a bit of a romance cliche' and we know it will lead us into a series of books because we've been introduced to these characters.
Belle Aurora has some talent as a writer. RAW was a book that people either loved or loathed. I liked that book because it was just so far fetched and again, I had no clue what would happen next. Aurora does push the envelope, but I like that she doesn't push it toward outright abuse of women, which I've seen in some erotic romances. Instead we get alphas who are protectors and in the end, will do everything and anything for the women they love. Lev is worth a read.
But I have one problem that keeps tumbling around in my brain. It was early one, in chapter two when we first meet Lev and his brother Sasha. I guess I'll have say:
The first time we meet Lev he is playing Scary Enforcer Dude to his brother's Scary Mafioso Boss Dude. They are questioning a former employee that jumped ship for their competitor. It ends with Lev's brother arranging the guy's death by inducing a heart attack. I don't know what this says about me as a reader but I didn't have a problem with this until I later realized that the competition was a strip club, not some big-ass criminal endeavor like running guns or drugs or, you know, something actually worth getting your knickers in a twist badly enough to whack a dude. I think Lev's brother might have loaned money in addition to his stip club, but unless I missed something, I don't think he was involved in anything worthy of that degree of vengeance in that opening scene.
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I'm not sure if I will read more of this series as it comes out. I didn't really find the other characters interesting enough to carry their own books, although they were okay as secondary characters in this book.
this poor excuse for living has morals and ethics, and if she dies, it is going to be with that.
enter lev: a man who isn't quite right, (not psycho) just not right, still with people who love him. and he finds this little mouse. and suddenly, he's not not quite right anymore. he has some to take care of and love and grow, not just her, but himself.
and it's great. Love this story ...:) awesome read to make you go awww. and yeah, steamy scenes but you know, they work up to it, its organic and not this insta love sex fest.
sooo how about the oldest brother??? where is his book? and please not the sister! lol
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