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Love lines (Volume 1) Paperback – March 29, 2012
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About the Author
Diana Nixon was born in Minsk, Belarus. Before becoming a writer she received a Master of Law degree from Belorussian state University. She has always liked reading fantasy novels, so when she came up with the idea of writing a book, she already knew what genre to choose. Official page - www.diana-nixon.com
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I don’t even know where to start. There were so so sooo many things wrong with this so called book. The main problem I think is how unrealistic everything is. And I’m not talking about bending elements (avatar ripoff) or the magic. I’m talking about how disgustingly powerful and perfect Eileen is written as. Not only her but also every character written to be on the “good side”, while the bad guys loose so easily without any struggle. I don’t know if Diana Nixon knows this, but to be able to relate to the characters and actually like them they need to have flaws. Why? Because humans have flaws and seeing someone being unrealistically perfect is just annoying because that just points out that the reader is not. If the character is flawed like everyone else you can relate and feel a connection to the character, because you are not alone in your mistakes. This is basically writing101. What an amateur “author” this is.
It annoyed me so much how Eileen just got more and more powerful outshining (even thunder stealing) everyone else. There were zero struggle to learn and gain the power. It was basically poof and she was powerful. The worst part however is how full of herself she got. She became overconfident, insulting and bragged about her powers. And yet every character praised and awed her? It was just straight up weird how she became the center of everyone and everything in this entire book was only about her. They did all the work for her while she sat in her, Christians or Evans room. If she was written as powerful then at least the author could have made her do something in the book instead of resting, crying and fainting all the time (I swear, all the characters was going to take a nap or rest once every chapter. And yet they were always tired or not able to sleep).
Half of the stuff in this book did not even make sense. They keep saying that it was dangerous for Eileen to use her power, but they never explained why. They barely explain their plans and the characters is not described or introduced into the story. They are suddenly just there. Yet the author thought it was a good idea to go into detail about the festival and the election and every other dull detail I don’t care about. She needs to get her priorities straight. It’s as simple as this: the things that are important to the story you explain more, otherwise don’t. The worst part about her writing though Is the name dropping. There is too much and every name mentioned and ever characters that crossed paths became a maze. And why was there always a “dear” or “beloved” before the titles and names? Her vocabulary does not seem to reach very far. Everywhere in the story I could find beloved, dear, suspiciously and mysteriously. Learn other words!
Not only is Nixon bad at writing, as an author she is extremely lazy. She put absolutely no effort behind the romance. There was an insta connection between Eileen and Christian and suddenly they knew everything about each other and started acting like they had known each other for forever. There was no chemistry or spark that I could feel between them and there was no way I could invest myself in their relationship. Nixon did not allow me to, simply by not developing a relationship in any way. There were no getting-to-know-each-other stage and the characters couldn’t even have a normal conversation. It was only praising, metaphors and over the top cringyness and cheesiness. Even a kiss between them could not be described as a kiss. No, It was fire and angels and rainbows with unicorns. So effing cheesy and just bad.
I promise you, I could go on and on about everything wrong with this story for hours (like how sexist it was with the girls talking clothes and makeup and going shopping, doing nothing proactive. While the guys went out to fight and solve every problem. Or how little Eileen reacted when suddenly her life got turned upside down. What about the fact that the writing is like a preteens and so are the personalities of the characters.), but I have already suffered through the book so I’m not going to give any more attention to the author or the book. They simply do not deserve my attention. Simply put, the only good thing about it was that it was for free
Diana did a perfect blend of love, adventure and even a bit of mystery. The plot was so different from everything out there. There was no mention of vampires, werewolves, immortal beings or angels( not that I have anything against those books I mean I love most of them) however it was exciting to read about something so new. The seven families was so cool especially how each descendant bears resemblance to the founder of the family they are in. Which brings me to the Dever. I mean I really wish I could go to this school, the interaction between students, the lessons they have and the festival it's all just great.
Eileen was a great heroine. She wasn't stubborn, obnoxious or annoying. She was able to realize what was best for her and didn't get angry at people for keeping certain things secret from her. There was a part in the book where I though she was going to be angry when she found out the truth, but she took it really well and I really respected that about her. She isn't a Mary Sue kind of heroine, but she realizes that there are certain things she shouldn't be involved in yet and I really respect that about her.
Christian, he is amazing. He was sweet and open and almost had the boy next door vibe.In a way he was the typical YA hero, smart, talented, popular and let's face it hot, but he was also so much more than that. He wasn't the most powerful and still had a lot of things to learn which is something that made him really relatable.
The relationship was perfect. Even though they had intense feelings for each other from the beginning, they really didn't give into them. There was a development to their relationship, so I wouldn't call it insta-love.
This is definitely a great read with so many interesting elements that this book will be hard to put down. My only complaint which really isn't even that big of a deal is that there were small grammatical mistakes that confused me a little. However, it's not anything that would take away from the book or make reading it unpleasant.
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A different paranormal story.
I'll read the next in series.
Very good book.
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