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Book Title: Kindred|
The author of the book: S.J. West
Date of issue: February 1st 2013
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.71 MB
Edition: Watcher Publishing
Read full description of the books Kindred:I thought I was reading a series about an adult, someone who makes adult decisions and lives an adult life. However it just seems that I am in fact reading a Young Adult book, a genre of which I am not too big of a fan.
In the previous books I thought Jess could be a bit immature in some of her decisions but we all make mistakes and do stupid things. However this book makes her feel even younger. Everything just reads like a young adult book and I'll give a few examples.
1. Everyone loves Jess or likes her immediately. There is virtually no conflict except from the one dimensional evil henchman who dislikes her for no real valid reason other than as a convenient plot device. He is then vanquished in the beginning of the book and no longer around.
Also how the hell is she the bestest buds with hugs and kisses with the people who work at the Colorado House with Mason. They barely made an appearance in the first book. Not much time has passed. However in this book they’re running to her as if she is a lifelong friend.
2. I'm so tired of Mason leaving her or shutting down his affection for one reason or another only to have her chase after him like a lost puppy. It happened twice in the first book and I was done with the depressing mopping drama before they even got back together in this one. I really wanted her to just tell him to make him chase her for once. It’s just annoying that he's allowed to get away with treating her badly with no repercussions, especially when the main plot device previously was how hard it was for her to open her heart.
3. Jess is a virgin… This part of the plot is another major Young Adult theme that I do not care to read about in my early 30s. Its not so much that she is a virgin but they are approaching sex as if she’s a 16 year old not quite sure if she wants to do it for the first time with her first boyfriend. In the first book her reasons for not so much as having kissed a guy made a kind of sense. She worked so hard, shut off from the world I get it. It happens. However the author is treating this as if she’s a juvenile, so much so she thinks an erection is phone… What?! Then as a complete contradiction she keeps making sexual innuendos when her and the readers know she will not actually follow through on these statements. Its as if the author keeps forgetting the actual character she’s writing.
Then the psychological problems with her childhood molestation only rears up when she getting physical which is unfortunate because it feels like the author is under using some pretty intense trauma that could serve character development well. In the first book the character was a lot more intense, a depth of emotion. In this book it seems that she only has problems in the love department and this trauma only comes out when she gets intimate. There should be nightmares, hesitations to trust people. Something… Anything to make such a thing feel less like a plot device and something that truly effects the character.
All in all this book did not even feel like it was in the same series as the previous one. I felt as if I was reading a young adult novel instead of fiction about a young woman battling for her life, and the safety of those on Earth. I’m going to finish it because although it’s cringe worthy it’s not so bad that I’m clawing my eyes out. I don’t believe I will continue with the series, however as this now seems more like some teenage angst romance drama with a hint of the paranormal instead of an Urban Fantasy drama it purports itself to be.
I did end up starting the final book because the free preview at the end of book 2 went back to an Urban Fantasy feel. I begin to read it and it started off so very good. The exact kind adventure I love. However i'm about Halfway through and its become the same mushy teenage drama I hate. Ugh.
Read information about the authorOnce upon a time, a little girl was born on a cold winter morning in the heart of Seoul, Korea. She was brought to America by her parents and raised in the Deep South where the words ma'am and y'all became an integrated part of her lexicon. She wrote her first novel at the age of eight and continued writing on and off during her teenage years. In college she studied biology and chemistry and finally combined the two by earning a master's degree in biochemistry. After that she moved to Yankee land where she lived for four years working in a laboratory at Cornell University. Homesickness and snow aversion forced her back South where she lives in the land which spawned Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, John Grisham and B.B. King. After finding her Prince Charming, she gave birth to a wondrous gift named Caylin and they all lived happily ever after.
The second book to the Harvester of Light trilogy will be available for purchase no later than December 2012.
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