Oh what can I say about this book?
It was rather slow pace, the only thing that kept me going was wanting to know what Alexis (our ‘heroine’) was, given that everyone she is close to seems to know yet she doesn’t. This book is more geared towards those people who liked and enjoy supernatural and even more, who LOVE romance in their books.
I like supernatural and I like romance. I hated this. This was about romance more than supernatural and the romance sadly felt really rushed. Alexis falls for Tristan, who is a mysterious character to us (although Alexis is apparently a mystery to him as well… sort of)although he seems to be Mr Perfect at EVERYTHING.
We do learn that Alexis isn’t human, and she is aware that she isn’t normal, yet she doesn’t know what she is really which really irritates me because seriously? You don’t know why you heal so quickly and yet when you ask your mum she brushes it off. yet she does know about something that appears to be a ‘right of passage’ for their ‘kind’, although again she knows nothing about it really.
The we learn that Tristan is in a sense a bad guy, yet he is also her soul mate and if they have a child they will have something unbeatable!
It’s really clichéd and to be honest it’s all about the romance between Alexis and Tristan, which was fine, but that was pretty much all the story was about until it got closer to the end and then it was a bit more about supernatural, then it was about Alexis’ first time – that was a bit weird, but I won’t go into that.
For the characters themselves… It was all about Tristan and Alexis; sadly there was something lacking in both of them. They both just seemed so stereotypical – although you can argue that Alexis isn’t a pretty girl ect, when actually people see her as a double of her mum, she just has her own self-confidence issues; while Tristan is a former bad boy turned good due to Sophia.
I would have liked to have learned more about Owen, who was a pretty much side character, popping in from time to time to protect Alexis is give a warning or something. He seemed like an interesting character if given a chance.
Sophia, I am not sure about her either, I think the author was wanting to make her something like a hippy mum, cool enough to talk about anything to and yet still strict about the boy’s you date that she didn’t approve of.
There was one other thing that annoyed me, Sophia who is Alexis’ mum, doesn’t age; and Alexis had said to us that she introduced her mum as her sister because her mum looks so young. Which is fine, makes us interested and yet when Alexis goes to introduce her to Tristan she almost called her mom, claiming that she wasn’t used to the lie – Alexis is 19 in the book, her mum looks like she is in her mid-twenties, she would have been introducing her as her sister for a few years at least.
And the baby naming thing, apparently Alexis wasn’t allowed to pick her babies name, but she could suggest names to the council… yet the baby was given a name she had pretty much picked out before the final battle.
There are probably other things that annoy me, but that was one that really stood out.
Obviously this book isn’t for me, it was too much romance and gush rather than anything full on supernatural.