“An artful read. The development of the main character was flawless, I liked how she slowly bloomed into society going from outcaste loner to experiencing friendship and love. The way the story progressed was unexpected I found that to be a bit refreshing, the paranormal was cool and the type of...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I started this review a few days ago and decided to erase what I originally put because no matter how bad a book is, there is no need to be rude with your "personal" opinion in a review. I know for a fact that a "real" Author reads and appreciates ALL reviews. Whether good or bad. I normally...”see full review » see other reviews »
“An artful read. The development of the main character was flawless, I liked how she slowly bloomed into society going from outcaste loner to experiencing friendship and love. The way the story progressed was unexpected I found that to be a bit refreshing, the paranormal was cool and the type of style I enjoy reading.
“Tabatha is an amazing writer! She grabs your attention from the begining. Mage is a loanerShe with some special gifts. She doesn't know much about her parents but her Grandfather has taken care of her since she was a baby. With her 16th birthday fast approaching things are starting to change...for better or worse? You need to read it to find out! I will say this though...my all time favorite scene in this book is this kissing scene! Holding my breath the whole time, goosebumps all over....the best kiss ever written!”Cheree Crump wrote this review Tuesday, April 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very intriguing read left me breathless and stunned waiting on more.”Pamela Scott wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I started this review a few days ago and decided to erase what I originally put because no matter how bad a book is, there is no need to be rude with your "personal" opinion in a review. I know for a fact that a "real" Author reads and appreciates ALL reviews. Whether good or bad. I normally don't write a bad review and I usually HATE reviews that have the story of the book in it because that beats the reason to even read the book! With all that being said:
I read a recommendation on this book from another Author that I love so I decided to read it. I probably will not ever do that again. This was one of the most difficult books I ever made myself read through. It was nothing but the main characters POV. You have to read through the first 15% of the book before you read a real conversation between two people! Don't get me wrong, I like POV's but this book was extremely overkill!! Because it is literally over 95% POV!! Seriously! Not to mention there are grammatical errors. But those you can over look because most eBooks have them. This is a YA novel, but the fact that Tabitha has Mage, the main character, sticking her tongue out like a kindergartner constantly made me cringe every time. And she did it a LOT! Why is this bothersome? Because she also is written as a strong girl who has been taken care of herself since she was 13. Not someone you would picture acting like she's 5. Tabitha also contradicts herself in the story a few times. Example of a time at the end of the story:
One minute Mage doesn't want to live anymore because she has no reason to, then in the same paragraph she has so much to live for. (It wouldn't be a big deal but the reason she wants to give up is the SAME reason she has so much to live for?) UGH! MAKE UP MY MIND! Oh, and let's not forget that her father, whom she just meets during a fight for her life, steps up to her and says ""I can't leave you, Mage. You're my daughter. It's my job to protect you!" My hand ignites with purple flames and I hold it to his face. "Do you see this? I don't need your protection - my mother does. Go...now!" I scream."" ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! What Father in his right mind would leave her to fight his Father in a Witch battle??? Not to mention she just got done saying she wasn't strong enough to do this. (To fight Cain's dad.) I'm sorry, but this was poorly thought out.
Again, I really don't like writing negative reviews in extreme ways, but I really don't think this was really thought out carefully before it was published. There are just too many inconsistencies within the story along with the other things I wrote above.
This book has quite a few great ratings and I honestly don't know why. (BUT, and yes, I am going to contradict myself here: I do think the basic story is a good one. I do think that if Tabitha took a little more time in writing it out, READING IT to herself, and then correcting the inconsistencies and had more ACTUAL conversations, this would have been a really good book! Not to mention the cover of the book is actually fantastic. But, you cannot judge a book by it's cover on this one.) But, I am sorry to say, I would NOT recommend this book as it is written right now. UNLESS you are into nothing but a Narrator type of read and don't really care about mixed up consistencies. If so, this book is definitely for you. ”
“There are no words that can express how much I truly enjoyed this book. The imagery is fantastic! There is a kiss that is described so perfectly that it made me feel the way I did the first time I kissed my husband. It was like falling in love all over again. There were butterflies in my stomach, tingles in my toes, a giddy feeling all over, the works. Being a high school loner myself, I connected with the character of Mage immediately. The ability to feel a connection like that meant that I experienced her ups and downs with her which made it feel as though I was there in the story. Adam, well there are no words worthy of him. I gave my best to Edward, my former book love, and kicked him to the curb and moved Adam in right away. His romantic sentiments and flirtatious mannerisms had me swooning. This story is very well written. It has unique characteristics that I had not seen before. The ending, was not what I expected, but it still left me panting for the next one!!”Amy wrote this review Friday, November 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was drawn into this book by the cover but what is inside is even better and had me staying up late into the night to finish.
Mage is different and is the loner/freak of her school. They all fear her and Mage fears herself due to special abilities. But all that changes when a new girl moves to town and tries to become friends with Mage and the boy Adam she has always crushed on is now paying attention to her. Bernie and Adam immediately become very important to Mage and she thinks things are looking up but then Mage starts having nightmares or what she thinks are nightmares. Mage’s power become stronger and she has to work through the riddles of her nightmares and her past. But she doesn’t know if she can handle it all.
I loved Mage so much and connected to her right away. She has been though so much and she is getting ready to turn only 16 years old. I loved watching her growth through the whole book. She is so much stronger then she gives herself credit. Adam I don’t even know where to begin with him. He is just swoon worthy and just plain amazing. I loved watching his and Mage’s relationship. His loyalty to Mage is breath taking. He always seen the real Mage and loved her for herself.
Tabatha writes this story so well that you feel like you’re in the book with these characters feeling everything they feel. There are not many books I have read that have done this to me. I found myself laughing, crying, blushing, and just loving every minute of this amazing book. Tabatha is defiantly an author to add to you must buy list. I am anxiously waiting for book two to see what happens next. 5/5 Bloody Fangs