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Run to You Paperback – November 24, 2011
"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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I did not read the series in order. I read this book first and really enjoyed it. I was surprised how romantic the story was. This is Brenda and Roark's story. I was moved by how emotional and open Roark with his feelings when he felt he would never see Brenda again. I loved that he was heartbroken and did not care who knew it.
Definitely worth a read. After reading this book I decided it was time I read the whole series.
At one point I realized the women were using profanity more than the men and it didn't matter who was around. When they found out Brenda was missing it seem as though everyone used this for a reunion, while poor Roake just fell apart and couldn't stop crying. This crew wasn't as sharp as they use to be. Roake had his own problems with Paula and that could have been taken care of by torching her van (mean I know, but effective).
Now the 2nd time Brenda was abducted--why? I don't know--I thought we were going to find out she was a heiress, but all she get is a box brought in on a dolly full of some cheesy gifts from her late dad (hooray for the letters and pics). After she got knocked out the 2nd time my 1st thought was 'Girl, you need to take some self-defense classes'. As for Ross and whining Cherise: she should be wondering why he looked unhappy when told they needed to get married.
1) its not a stand alone book, all the characters are reunited for Roake and Brenda's sake
2) it was never really explained why Roarke loved Brenda so much I mean apart from the sex they were having we as the readers just expected to know. It's obvious why Brenda was so in love; She came from nothing and he gave her everything.
3) in the beginning everyone seemed to be having panic attacks or on the verge of passing out, and this is before anything good really happened
4) the characters were unbelievable; Tex is supposed to be so cold hearted but everytime someone even mentions Brenda's name he's panicing, The guy smoke gets to find Brenda already solved the mystery in the following chapter that his name was mentioned, while 7+ people, including a lawyer, and a detective couldn't figure it out
5) Tex is supposed to be some hardcore member in the streets making money, and the way he does that is by pirating movies and cd's, come on now
This just was not one of her best work