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Friday, August 27, 2010

Blood of Gold

This book...hmmm this book. The description made it sound pretty intriguing and original. And it was only a $0.99 cent ebook on my Kindle, so I decided to give it a whirl. I think I went in expecting too much.

"Her young man stepped out of nowhere onto a mountaintop...

Her high school counselor came from Hell. Literally..."

How could that not make you a little curious?
The down side to the story was all the cliches.

It's Haley's first day of Junior year and her wild child best friend, Brooke, tells her that there is a new boy at school (Seth). And when all the girls see him it's almost like they fall under some sort of spell simply because he is so "dreamy" and "beautiful". They start fighting over him. Even Haley and her best friend have a huge fight over him. He, of course, doesn't notice any of them except Haley. He says he's drawn to her. But he is on a quest and is worried he is being distracted by her and he will not fulfill his destiny. Then he finds out she has a "special ability" that helps him and his ability.
And for every hero there is a villain. This villain is handsome and intriguing, as well, but in a scary way. He wants Haley for his own reasons.

My problems: The entire book is filled with her complaining about how short she is. Right when you think it is letting up she stands next to Seth (and apparently he is tall) and she starts all over again.
They've only known each other maybe a week and she'll say stuff about how she's never seen Seth look so annoyed or angry over something. Oh no, she hasn't seen him that angry in the entire 7 days she's known him! He must be REALLY angry then. *eye roll*
Haley goes from the daughter that tells her dad everything, to lying to him about everything. And she openly admits it and cannot believe she is doing it, but continues to do it anyway.

All in all it was alright. Maybe a 2.5/5. The good parts kept me hanging on through all the downs and cliches, but just barely. If you want an easy read, this would be a good one. If you are looking for one with more originality, I wouldn't suggest it.

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