Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Review for Heartblaze:Secret Soul by Shay Roberts - 4 bees knees
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -
In your past life you were a legendary figure in a passionate relationship with a vampire. Now your enemies from that past have found you, determined to make you pay a terrible price for a life you lived more than 200 years ago!
Emma Rue is an eager college freshman. For reasons she cannot understand, she attacks her professor in front of her stunned classmates. Desperate for answers, Emma goes to a psychiatrist who uses hypnotic regression to explore her troubled childhood. But when the regression goes too far, back into her past life, a remarkable revelation emerges that shatters Emma’s world. Suddenly on the run from powerful forces, Emma seeks out a shadowy figure from her past life…
Julian St. Fleur, the 18th-century vampire who transformed Emma’s soul. The beautiful and enigmatic Julian holds the key to Emma’s past, but will he help her? Two hundred years of loneliness have twisted him into a wicked creature and his reunion with Emma is unlike anything she had ever imagined. As Julian draws Emma into his heinous world, her only salvation may be…
Stefan Hildebrand, a werewolf with legendary combat skills who is posing as a fellow student. Stefan’s feelings for Emma are real, but his powerful masters have ordered him to kill her! As the mystery of Emma’s past unravels, Stefan must make a choice, sacrifice Emma or listen to his heart.
Who do you trust, Julian or Stefan? Or do you go your own way?
MY REVIEW -
I'm a bit surprised that I actually liked this, but I suppose I liked it because it was rather odd, and I happen to like odd. This isn't some heartfelt story, so don't expect your heart strings to be tugged. There is romance; sort of, but it all felt surface, and not really a deep romance. It's all really kooky. There are also 3 perspectives; if I am remembering correctly, and there are also flashbacks; out of order flashbacks, but I still enjoyed them. Emma is I believe 19 years old, and she is an orphan, so she's a bit of a loner, and she ends up in a situation that results in her having dreams of her past life as a vampire, and a love beyond all loves; which I didn't really get, but maybe in the next book I'll feel it more, and throughout this whole flashback situation Emma is being hunted, and really she's a bit oblivious to it. The main character was flawed and weird, and I find her a bit lacking in the thinking things through department, but she is interesting and fun to read about, so I liked her. I liked Stefan; sort of a love interest for the female lead, he is also sort of odd and also makes questionable choices, but fun to read none the less. I liked that the way the story was written was unique, and although I'd like more soul in the story, I still enjoyed it. This isn't a "soul" book; it's more comical I think. It's a quick, interesting read, and I do want to find out what is going to happen, so I will read the next book in the series, and sometimes it's good to read something that you don't feel so involved with; you know something easy breezy.