Date Started: 3/4/21
Date Finished: 3/5/21
Rating: 4 out of 5
Book Title: Soul Mates: Magic
Author: Elizabeth A. Nance
Page Count: 178
Note: I didn’t realize it until I was about halfway through, but this is the third book in a series. As I wasn’t lost at all. I am going to say it’s safe to assume that they can be read as standalones. I always prefer to read series in order whether they need it or not though.
I signed up for a tour involving this book. It intrigued me enough to want to give it a chance. I have a thing about reading books with characters who are considered normal. Especially if they have a bit of a feisty attitude about them. I just kind of have a thing for the feisty or bratty attitudes.
I think the author did a wonderful job with the setting and the characters. All of the characters were quirky and unique., The worlds were described beautifully and with great distinction from each other. I really want to go live in the fae world if I’m being absolutely honest. Well the safe part of it anyway. I’m not really much for danger.
Abbey is what you would probably call a bull headed individual. She knows what she wants and she goes after it no matter the consequences. At first I thought she was very shy and timid. That was until I got to know her and people’s observations of her. She kind of comes off as snobby and self absorbed, but I don’t see her like that at all. I just think she doesn’t think the way that most other people think. I related to her in the fact that people have thought I was weird all of my life.
I wouldn’t say there were any plot twists in this book. At least none that I could think of. There were parts of the book that kind of came out of nowhere, but they weren’t really a big shock factor. I’m not sure if I’m describing that correctly. I mean the moments were intense, but I didn’t get overly shocked about things coming out of left field.
I would say that Daire stood out more than anybody. It seemed like he was the one that just kept getting put in the middle of all of the danger. He was also just as bull headed as Abbey. It was very obvious from the very beginning of the book that they both had feelings for each other. The two reminded me so much of Dimitri and Rose that it’s not even funny.
I think this would make a wonderful movie. I’m very bad at picking people to play other people. I’m also very underwhelmed by a lot of the picks that are chosen in adaptations, but I digress. I think this would be a very high fantasy-like movie. It would be similar to Lord of the Rings, but not as intense or long.
There were quite a few scenes that I feel like should have had more flare and drama. Something major happens. I won’t say what for obvious reasons, but it just kind of ends. It’s resolved properly. But there’s no real intensity. It leaves a lot lacking to say the least.
The ending was very beautiful. I won’t get into the details. Again, for obvious reasons. It wrapped things up beautifully. It also added to my suspicion that this is a series of stand alone novels. Either way, I would have liked to read the first two books. I’ll just have to add them to the list.
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