Thursday, June 7, 2012

Erin's Review of Ties to the Blood Moon, by Robin P Waldrop

My rating:
didn't like it it was ok (my current rating) liked it really liked it it was amazing

Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he's not who she thought he was either.

** I was asked by the author to read this and give an HONEST review.  I am not stepping on toes or bad mouthing the author during this review, just simply giving my honest opinion.**

Is anyone else sick of the same ‘Twilight’ type YA novel?  You know the ones with the love triangle of werewolf, vampire and girl?  The way over dramatic teenagers that make you roll your eyes.  Well if you are, than this book is not for you!   The only difference between this one and the others is that the main girl character (Genevieve) is actually something supernatural too.  I won’t give it away for those of you who want to read it.

The story started extremely slow.  I didn’t think I was going to be able to get through it at first to be completely honest.  About half way through, the story picked up. 

It's not all bad.....I absolutely LOVE the cover!!!  The story line itself was good (if you were to make the story revolve around adults that weren't drama queens), the action scenes were great,  character development was strong.  It was just that the characters were like every other YA book out there. 

I found the writing to be over dramatic, just as the characters were.  The main character, Genevieve had a tendency to violently shake when she was nervous about something.  Why must the shaking be violent???   Genevieve, you may want to get that checked out….you could have epilepsy or something more serious wrong with you.  Not healthy!

It is also a personal pet peeve of mine when authors use the same phrases when their characters are saying something….for example “he said, not unkindly”.  If he said it rudely than at that point say he said it with force…or use explanation points…maybe explain the persons facial expressions when they are saying it….but to say “not unkindly” drives me BONKERS!

So you see, unfortunately this was not my cup of tea…but if you are someone who enjoys the supernatural teenage drama, than this book is for you!

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