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- Print Length: 462 pages
- Publisher: JayDax; 2.1 edition (January 4, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 4, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B006K8TQ7Y
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Raging Storm - Blood of the Rainbow 1 Kindle Edition
"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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One, and most important of the two, was when Donna Ridgen entered the picture somewhere around the last third of the novel. Somehow the hero, Jared's sudden 'connection' with this unknown character while he was supposed to be head over heels in love with Sara, and after a long drawn-out account of their past connection through dreams, put a huge blight on his credibility from that point forward. I could never quite believe his avowals of love for Sara after that. He lost his shine too! And he lost me. The author tried to convince us (not very persuasively from my standpoint) that it was just a temporary abberation on his part; that this Donna was not really important. What she may not have known was that it would change a reader's entire perception of the hero, not to mention the story. Everything took a nosedive from that point for me.
And, two, I could never quite connect with the heroine, Sara, who was whiny, clingy, immature, and a cry-baby, and whose 'gift' of sight toward the end of the novel came too late to redeem her. This aspect got worse and worse as the story progressed. Honestly? I didn't like her one bit. She was childish, while Jared reinforced that perception by treating her like a child all the time as well. This aspect made the 'love-scenes' jar. A lot!
Also, was it really necessary for the reader to know every last little bit of action the actors did? How they got into the car; where they parked; where they sat; how long it took them to get from point A to point B; what they ate for breakfast, lunch, tea, and dinner; how they wore their clothes; how they breathed; etc., etc. Well, you get the picture ... I think some mundane actions needed to be skipped; unnecessary detail glossed over. Not in this novel, it wasn't! I think half the book was made up of such unwanted detail, so protracted as to stop the flow of the real action.
It wasn't a bad book by any means. It was so-so, but uninspiring, which is why I could not give it more than a 2-star rating. Thing is, I'm not going to be reading any of the sequels in this series ... no way! Frankly? I don't care to know what happens between Jared and Donna! Sorry ... I'm just plain not interested in these two characters.
I looked to see if there was a sequel. One is promised for this year and I'll be getting it. Shelia Chapman also writes a series called 'A Vested Interest'. I read the first book (which is free) and I'm halfway through the second book - also awesome so far. I can see from the first A Vested Interest book that Jared gets involved with Donna but they are split apart. I can't wait to find out what happened! Hurry up with that Blood of the Rainbow II Shelia!
Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes - but not if they wanted my copy - I'm keeping that!
Being the girl of his dreams it was love at first sight. Jared and Sara where meant for each other.
A book that you will not want to put down,a memorable finish that will stay with the reader for some length of time.
Great story for teens as well as adults.