3/31/14

Falling: Girl with Broken Wings - by J Bennett

3 Stars

ABOUT THE BOOK -
The intellectual challenge of college and the warm embrace of a serious boyfriend have given Maya the wings she needs to break away from her bookish and shy reserve. Her ideal life comes crashing down when she and her boyfriend are accosted by a stranger. A stranger with glowing hands.

Maya's boyfriend is killed. She is kidnapped. Changed. 
A rescue comes, but not soon enough.

Maya’s senses sharpen, her body becomes strong and agile, and she develops the ability to visually see the emotions of those around her as colorful auras…beautiful auras…tempting auras.
 
And then there’s the song…
Now, Maya must struggle to control the murderous appetite that fuels her new abilities, accept her altered condition and learn to trust two vigilante half-brothers she never knew she had. As she joins the battle against a secret network of powerful and destructive beings that call themselves "Angels", Maya vows to find and destroy the one who changed her.

On the bright side, at least Maya's oldest half-brother has stopped trying to kill her.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
J Bennett is a professional copywriter and copyeditor in San Diego where she lives with her adorable bunny, Avalon. To learn more, visit her author site at www.jbennettwrites.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jbennettwrites

MY REVIEW -
Pretty good action packed story. I liked the storyline. It was creative and original. Every page kept you on the edge of your seat. This book was not slow by any means, but it was a little confusing and scattered to me. In the beginning it took me a while to figure out what was going on (and I do think the author did that on purpose, you aren't suppose to know right away). 
The character development was slow for me. I just didn't ever get a feel for the characters. I never really felt their personality. They could have been anyone. They also seemed much younger to me. I was very surprised when they said they were in their 20's (one even late 20's)! This story was also written in first person - so it is kind of harder to build the character that way in the first place. I didn't warm up to the characters at all.

All-in-all this was "middle of the road" for me, not bad but not great. I will continue reading and reviewing the other two books in the series. The storyline was interesting enough for me to want to continue to read more. A big plus was that it was a fast moving book and had enough happening to keep it interesting.

Thank you I. O. Book Tours for sending me this book to read and review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

1 comment:

  1. Sounds quite interesting. A bit scary??

    And...I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my Mailbox Monday. So glad to hear Comfort of Fences is good as well as Lost Lake.

    Have a great day.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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