Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore
Publication Date: March 15th, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Source: Xpresso Book Tours/Author
"Then it is settled," Felix declared. "Come hell or high water, when this is all over, at least one of us here will not make it out alive."
When Bronwen Snow is pulled from her cottage in the middle of the night, she finds herself seeking the help of three mysterious boys who reside in an abandoned castle deep in the hillside. With only a hasty handwritten note and a vague sense of dread to guide her, Bronwen is forced to put her trust in the eccentric and willful Felix Cavara and his eternal curse - immortality.
The prologue piqued my interest and it made me excited for the rest of the story but then I got further into the book and I lost that interest. Honestly I was quite bored and I think it's because I didn't really get to know the character before things went down. And throughout the story I was hoping to find that connection with her but there was nothing.
In the first chapter she's swept out of her house, her grandmother telling her she saw danger coming for Bronwen in a dream and now she needs to go find this person that lives in this castle deep in the forest. This person is supposed to be able to protect Bronwen from this unknown danger. We don't know why she's being hunted, what makes her so special and honestly I don't have the heart to finish this book to find out. I just don't.
I tried picking it back up after a fun weekend with the in-laws but I couldn't force myself to finish a single chapter. Now, some things held my interest like the fight scenes against the hunter and Bronwen trying to talk Felix into going to the library, someone hitting on Felix at the library, and when they actually found what creature was hunting her and how to kill it. But that was all practically in a couple of chapters and once we moved forward in the story I just lost interest again because I didn't really care about their daily life as they waited to come up with a plan to kill the hunter and how to get what they needed to do it.
I don't know, I wish to be more interested in the book to see what everyone is raving about. To see the heartfelt ending of the book but I just can't make myself to continue to read it to get to that part. I need to move on from this boring and numb story. At least, that's how it felt for me. This may be more to your liking than mine.
Overall I tried getting into it but I just didn't have any connection to the characters. And I don't know if I got an ARC as some of the dialog was kinky where one person finished speaking but in the same paragraph another character started speaking so it would get confusing sometimes and I had to go back and figure out who was saying what, so I know this didn't help my flow of reading.
*Was provided with a copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion*
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