- File Size: 5269 KB
- Print Length: 232 pages
- Publication Date: January 8, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07L8B85RR
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,615,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Did I enjoy this one? I did. Though, I wish the pace had slowed down a bit. Everything seemed to happen so fast, and there wasn't much time for character development or story setting. I did enjoy the history of the story, the magical spring, and the Chosen Eight, though, and I did enjoy at least getting to know Taliea a little.
Taliea started off feeling a little like a typical YA female character. She was thrust in to a dangerous situation, and was pretty focused on what she lost and how things had changed so suddenly. But, what I loved about her is how I saw her grow and mature. She grew in to her role of queen and made me want to follow her story.
I didn't feel like I grew attached to any of the other characters though. I wish I had. Because Taliea was very attached to them herself. I also never really felt like the story setting was pinned down and developed for me. The book focused more on Taliea and the history of her ancestors, and the Bracknids. I felt like the book could have been a little longer and not skipped over so much time to really develop what I felt was lacking.
Was this worth a read? It was. Though it was a little predictable, and seemed to follow the basic YA style plot-line, it had it's own originality to it, and the history of the story, and Taliea, really kept me going. I would definitely pick up book 2 to find out what happens. I'd rate it about 3-3.5 stars.
Thank you to the author for providing me with this free e-book in exchange for my honest review.
Also- this is a great book for teens because it is intense and there is a romantic storyline but nothing too graphic.
The cover is beautiful, too!
Thicker Than Water is the first book that I have read by J.L. Brunell and for the most part, I enjoyed this story. The storyline isn’t fast-paced, but it does move at a decent pace. The story focuses on Lea and is told through her eyes. I don’t want to say that Lea is a weak character, but for the most part, she is. She’s not weak in the sense that she brings the story down, but she’s weak physically and at times, in my opinion, emotionally. I get that she has lived her life not knowing the truth about who she really is, but I expected more from her in certain situations.
When she should be standing up for herself with certain characters, she’s quiet and meek. But when she’s dealing with characters closer to her own age, in certain situations she’s fiery and quick to snap. One scene in particular that I didn’t like was when Gabe comes to talk to her. The author calls what happened “a conversation.” I honestly didn’t see it like that. Lea didn’t allow Gabe to talk. She yelled and screamed at him after he said a couple sentences and then told him to leave. That’s hardly a conversation in my opinion. I expected more from her.
This story is a rollercoaster ride of emotions for the reader. From the loss of her parents to the learning of the truth about who she is and eventually the truth about more than she thought. There is quite a bit going on in this story and I appreciate the various dynamics as well. For that, I am rating this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. I’m hoping that Lea will become stronger as a character in the next book and begin to assert herself as she should in the appropriate moments.