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- Print Length: 318 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484991389
- Publisher: Airicka Phoenix (July 30, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 30, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008RB72NW
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,345 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Here's what I liked: The cover. It was edited. The bad guys seemed to have cool powers.
Here's what I didn't like: I didn't like not knowing what was happening. I know it's first person POV and therefore I know what Fallon knows. But she asked questions, she asked the right questions, but the author refused answers. I don't know if it was to build suspense, but it irritated me to a point that I starting skimming paragraphs, and then pages.
Aside from not understanding the point of the plot, the same old things were happening in any other book you can read. Insta-love, connection, telepathy, evil dudes chasing after the characters, kidnapping, giving in, and the doubting of if they feel for each other is real.
Worse yet, now that the book is over and Garrison's reasoning has been made apparent, I still don't know what the point is. I don't see what the goal is for the whole series.
Kay first quick thoughts: It was amazing, from the sarcastic, but hilarious Fallon who is the narrator of the book, to the never-ending action, to the heart-breakingly beautiful romance, to the twist and turns that will have you wondering if you have made a complete circle or if you are in the totally opposite direction than you started at. Its that little treasure you will be glad you stumbled across.
Plot: Like i mentioned in my first thoughts it was never-ending action, and what i mean that is that something is usually always going on, maybe it car chases, or getting new information, or falling in love with the characters. It is a well paced book that will keep you up all hours of the night even if you have read it once before...not speaking from experience or anything, and it will have you craving to finish it because you finally succumbed to sleep, in the morning. I remember the first time i went into this book, my first thoughts were angels, i am not sure, i can't even tell you why i thought that the second time i went into it, i was like this was about angels right? NO, i am just stupid, it is a bit of a mystery for the book, but i will give you that, no its not angels, should that stop you from reading it? GOD no if it does you have some serious problems with obsessions and angels. Again like i already mentioned it is very twisty and turny all from the beginning to the end, when you think you figured it out, you haven't so stop trying Airicka (the author) will get ya every time. EVERY - DAMN - TIME. i mean...no i meant that. (don't get me wrong i LOVE it when that happens but second time around, and my jaw is still dropping because i am thinking, how the hell could i ever forget that? well again mostly me reading books at the same time equals bad decision). The plot will keep you going that is for sure, but this book is amazing all around so it isn't the only reason that you will find yourself drooling all over yourself.
I just want to say something, as a reader...and reluntantly admitting this a creative writing minor, there is nothing i love more than first person narrative, i don't know why i love to read or write it but i do, so with that said, one of the biggest things i hold dear when either writing or reading is the voice of any character, but particularly if it is first person narrative, i pay close attention. with that said let me tell you about Fallon and my feelings on her.
Fallon: I ABSOLUTELY LOVED HER. She had this very strong voice, and character style that couldn't be denied even in the hard times. i loved that she remained true to the type of character she started off with and didn't start to fade away when it seemed like the plot wanted to take over the story, which is by no means a bad thing, just a lot of times it seems when that happens the characters lose that extra somethin' somethin' they started out with. But not Fallon she said true to her strange amazing, self? i guess is the best way to put it. She is that great mixture of strong, but also compassionate, stubborn, she is willing to learn to fight her own battles is something that i love in my MC, its all great having an already kickass character but i want to see them get there, and i think we will be seeing a lot more from Fallon. I can't even describe how much i liked her, if the story ever tried to get a little slow, which for me it never did, Fallon would/could/possibly did? pick the story right back up and kept us going. She was curious and demanding, but i don't blame her. She is scared, again how can you blame her? But through all these times she keeps with her amazing wit usually i don't post quotes but for this book i am, one of a favorite line from Fallon would be:
"You're not some overtly cliche like a vampire or werewolf, are you? Because I have to be honest, I won't be impressed." ... "I think I would have lost all respect for you if you had been."
So Fallon? A+++ for me, she makes the book good on her own, just like the plot would have been good all of its own, but together its like bliss, but guess WHAT it gets better! OH yes it does.
Isaiah: Holy Hot Male! First time we meet him, motorcycle, and black leather, if that isn't enough to make you fall in insta-love, nothing would...just kidding! because he is just that amazing that he will win your heart with only with this piercing blue eyes (blues happen to be FAVORITE) then his mysterious air, but protectiveness will. He doesn't offer a lot at the very beginning but its obvious how much he cares for Fallon, and that he would do anything to protect her, and talk about swoon-worthy. He is more than that he is like this mixture of total BA, but also sort of in a very strange way innocent, like i just get that vibe him a lot. Though he is serious a lot he does have his playful moments, and he does say the sweetest things! such as...
"We belong just like everyone else and you, you belong more than anyone else." ... "I know you. You're perfect." SWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN
Villain of book: Equals fan-freaking-astic! i loved him, he was just enough cra-cra for me in a YA book, i mean they all could just take that extra step in all books but this book DID NOT need to take that extra step, this dude was crazier than crazy but also kinda of a genius, so i don't even think i can be mad at him? its a little upsetting how much i almost want to respect the dude.
So the ending, will keep you wanting more.
You know what that is? That my dear friends is my heart beat! Holy smokes.
Touching smoke defies everything I have read as of late. This book was so flipping intense! I have been hours trying to think of something to compare this book with. Congratulations Airicka Phoenix I can not find anything! This book is definitely a intriguing and unique read! Seriously no vampires, no werewolf's, no fairies. Freakin amazing!!! However, throughout the book we do have supernaturals, ask me where they are come from, ask me how the dog ears you can have a book about supernaturals and not be the usual Vamp, weres, fae, I say you grab this book and read it immediately. Figure that out for yourself!
Right when you open the book, you start out with Fallon and her mother, driving around everywhere. Only staying in run down motels. Fallon was not the typical child. She is now close to 17 and never stayed in one school for more than 6 months. Always on the run. So that's what you get in the first couple of pages. Base line I guess you would call! Then BAM you are thrown into action, fear, powerfulness. I mean mega WHOA! Little farther into the story, the Author throws in the mysterious, hunky, ravishing "Isaiah". They are MADE for each other literally and that is all I am saying. Is her father really been dead for 14 years? Or is he alive, is he bad, is he good? Oh wait....who really is her mother? Is her mother good? So many twists!!!
You want a book to drive you crazy, on the edge of your seat with anticipation. You want a book with romance, originality, secrets, humor, danger and raw emotion. You better run get your copy now, why it is only $2.99. If they right person gets a hold of the read. Look out people this might just turn into market price!
Airicka Phoenix congratulations to you on a very awesome new debut book. You better believe I will be one of the first to get my hands on your next book! P.S I flipping love the cover!
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