Monday, September 3, 2012

Book Review: Dissolve (+Giveaway)

Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiance, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event caused that life to cruble around her. She turned to her best friend in her time of need. They embarked on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they got to the truth, the more questions they had. To Cora, amgic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immerged into a very diffirent kind of magic, the real storm was just beginning to tale hold.

"It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved to drift on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city".

"Defeated, I closed my eyes and took a few calming breaths trying to relax myself. I pictured the dandelion in the park today and took a deep breath as to blow the fluffy seeds in all directions. I pretended I was light and fluffy and started to feel a tingling in my body. I began to feel as light as the dandelion seeds and soon I felt like mist floating. This time, I tried to keep myself in the room, swirling in a humid block".

Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2424 (ebook)
Part of Series: -
Purchased: Review for tour
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

This book is part of a tour. The story seemed really interesting and the cover was really good so I decided to accept it. Unfortunately, it wasn't what I was expecting.

Before we start, I'll have to say that before reading this one, I was reading a book also written by Andrea Heltsley, and even thought usually it doesn't bother me reading two books in a row written by the same author when the plot is different, this one did bothered me.

Firstly, the book was slightly boring. Yes, part of it was the whole two-books-in-the-row-by-the-same-author, which means that the writing style was the same. But then, it was the story itself. Don't get me wrong, the beginning was great. It was fast and capturing. You learn the two female characters and in an instant you get into the action. Cora gets her power and soon Nessa follows. And things start getting too anxious to soon. But then it gets boring. The girls start to run and they meet other people with the same problems too, which was interesting. And at some point the whole running thing started feeling like a light and fun road trip among friends. There is a stability after the anxiety you get and everyone seems to care more about their personal problems and less about getting answers.

Then the book becomes interesting again. After meeting Mia, the story takes a whole new different turn. It starts reminding you those apocalyptic movies, which was interesting, because it was the first time I was reading something like this. And then it gets calm again, until something anxious happens. In general, the story has ups and downs or waves as I call it (anxious scenes-calm scenes-anxious scenes-calm scenes-etc). Plus, you don't realize when you reach the end.

A bad thing was that we don't learn much about the characters. During the end Cora remembers some moments she shared with Tom and Nessa in the past, but in general there are not many information about the others' lives before. Also, none of them seems to use their powers often, even though they learn to master them easily and quickly. And they all have such cool powers that I will not reveal. And then the end comes and things get so complicated.

Bottom line, I liked it, although it was little boring. It leaves you with so many questions that I can't wait to read the next one. Needless to say, that the book has nothing to do with magic whatsoever. I really wish to learn more about the characters and for them to finally get answers and use their powers.

P.S.: At the end of the book, the author presents you a playlist, which supposed to be the songs the characters were listening throughout their road trip. I'm not sure if they are appropriate for a road trip, but I found the songs and listened to them and, I have to admit, they are really good.

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  1. Hello,
    I just wanted to take a minute to tell you that you have a great site! Keep up the good work.

  2. Hello,
    I just wanted to take a minute to tell you that you have a great site! Keep up the good work.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting me for the tour!!! I appreciate you taking the time to read my books:)

  4. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  5. I'd like to hear the soundrack of the book as well as read it;p


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