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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review: Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P Waldrop

Released: January 31, 2012
Publisher: Self Published
Rated: YA 
*Book was provided by author for honest review*
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.

What I thought

Unfortunately, this is a DNF for me. I struggled through this, made it a bit further than half way and couldn't pick it up again. I never connected to Gen. I thought she was a bit too juvenile. I understand she is a teenager, but the temper tantrums she threw drove me nuts. And around the fourth or fifth time she fainted/passed out, I wanted her to cowgirl up.

What got me the most was there was very little world building. Besides being a parallel to the novel, Twilight, I really didn't feel as if I was visiting this world. It was more tell than show. I grew frustrated and had to force myself to keep reading until I eventually gave up and spared myself more aggravation.

I live for romance. William didn't seem like a great love interest. I didn't care for him and I really hated how insta-love thing popped up for Gen and William. She was all too trusting way to fast. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It didn't work in this book. It felt like because they had this instant mating thing going on, that the characters didn't have to be fully develop or given room to grow throughout the story. Gen is kept in the dark about both aspects of her life, being a werewolf and a princess. I didn't care for this too much. Her mother had spend her time training her how to survive, but leaving out the teeny, tiny detail of the werewolf heritage.

I was really disappointed with this. I had hoped for a great werewolf story, something unique and attention grabbing. Instead, it was the opposite. I got tired of the Twilightesque story and was all too happy to leave the story unfinished.

My Rating

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Giselle said...

This was a DNF for me as well so I didn't even review it fully but it would have looked a lot like this. I agree about Gen her attitude got on my nerves and I just couldn't get into it. Too bad you couldn't either Aimee!

Aimee said...

I had really expected more, its rare for me to get a book I can't finish.

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