Archive | April 12, 2015

Sachael Dreams, The Mine Series book 1, Melody Winter

Sachael Dreams, The Mine Series book 1, Melody Winter
Genre: Romance, Fantasy/Sci-fi, New Adult.
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
The prologue….so so emotional. I read it, but it didn’t really make sense until I was well into the story, and then everything fell into place. Its a hard book for me to review – its well written and a gripping story, but there’s so much that didn’t connect with me. Why was Estelle so accepting of what is something totally odd – “ so you’re really a guy from somewhere under the ocean, you don’t have females but mate with humans and steal the babies at birth” Oh yes! of course she believes and accepts all that…perfectly normal. Maybe its just that I’m not NA/YA that I felt Estelle’s reactions were a little strange, muted, kind of non reactive. I found it difficult to accept she just believed everything Azariah tells her, because of course, after just a couple of strange dreams and meeting him she’s in luurve….and he’s different to the others. Having just come out of an abusive relationship you’d think she’d be more cautious.
Still, if you can accept her reaction, and that she’s ok – ish – with stolen babies, then what follows is a great story. Romance, mysteries and danger – it’s all there. I just found her acceptance of the stolen babies a little weird. she doesn’t seem to spare a thought for them or their poor mothers. Most people would be horrified. It certainly coloured my view of the Sachaels, and even though Azariah says he’s different what about his father? His brothers? and the rest of them. Then later when the danger stacks up with the Sect, and their leader tells her what he’s got planned for her…somehow I just couldn’t see it going the way he thought.
So – overall a well written and really promising story, but for me one that had too many character reaction issues for me to get properly into it. I need to empathise, to engage with the main character, to feel what they feel as if I’m in the story but there’s no way I could just have the bland acceptance over the babies and the mothers that Estelle does. There’s a few too many unanswered questions too – I can’t say more without giving too much away, but it did affect how I viewed the story. Its promising and I think maybe its an age thing, that I’m asking too many questions instead of just accepting and enjoying the story as is.
Stars: Three, an enjoyable read but for me not one I want to read more of. Too many questions and disagreements on my part!
ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers

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