Today is the day, you know, THE DAY! The one where Jacob is only $1.79 for Nook and Kindle. It is a one-day-only sale, so grab it while it’s hot!
So in our Nightwalkers theme, today we have my review on book number 2, Gideon, and the wonderful people at Kensington have offered a giveaway of Gideon (US/Canada only). Now you can grab Jacob for $1.79 and you have a chance to win Gideon…a great way to get a jump start on the series! To enter, leave a comment with your email address. That’s it!
My rating: 3.5 of 5 flames
Okay, my rating on this book is low even though I love the story. In fact I will continue on in the series specifically because I love the storyline and the world Jacqueline Frank built.
My complaint is the way she writes…it is unnecessarily and overly formal,repetitive and way too overly-analytical.
My best example was when Gideon and Legna finally got to the point of being intimate and the author spent like 8 pages on the mental foreplay. But it wasn’t really foreplay, it was repetitive and annoying passages of Legna and Gideon over analyzing their thoughts and relationship.
It started out great with an interesting prologue between Damien (vampire prince) and Gideon. Both are the eldest of their respective races, and they have a mutual respect for each other. Gideon is warning Damien about the latest threat of black magic against their races. I then completely lost interest until Legna and Gideon had a scene together. It was good, and then it got better, but still with too much re-hashing of Jacob and Isabella, and the plot from “Jacob.” If someone hadn’t read “Jacob,” they would be confused by “Gideon” even with all of the summary. It’s just that type of a series- and there’s nothing wrong with that. Ms. Frank could’ve wrapped up the summary in 2 paragraphs, not several pages.
That is what made me skim…the constant repeating of the same thing over and over. We get it. Gideon doesn’t feel he’s worthy of Legna and Legna doesn’t understand Gideon’s feelings of unworthiness. Please, move on.
If you can get past the repetition and the overly dramatic inner monologues, the story itself is fantastic. Really, it is. the concept of the Nightwalkers is great! The battle scenes were great, the rescue operation was short, sweet and to the point, I just wish more of the book had been that way. The way that Gideon and Legna imprint on each other is neat to watch unfold…they’ve been fighting it for 10 years and haven’t even known it. I just wish that there had been way more dialogue and way less inner monologue. And the heat that simmered between them was soo steamy.
So, yes, I’ll finish the series (and not just because I have all the books-I truly am vested in the characters). I just hope that Elijah has more interaction between characters, and less extrapolating.