I need to stop reading and writing reviews at this rate and actually do some homework.
My original review was actually a lot more criticising than this one but I downplayed it a bit… Like just because I don’t like this book due to the what I felt was overly excessive kissing scenes, doesn’t mean that others would dislike the book as well.
!! major spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!
(Insolita Luna #1)
by M.J. O’Shea
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher:Harmony Ink Press
Publication Date: 31 October 2013
My Rating: 2 / 5
There’s something different about Noah…
Zack Parker met his best friend Noah at his lake cabin when they were only five years old. He realized he felt more than friendship for him by the time they were in junior high school. One fateful night when they were eighteen Zack couldn’t take it anymore. Fueled by love and lust and need, he finally kissed Noah like he’d wanted to for years…and Noah kissed him back, returning every drop of Zack’s passion.
The next morning, Noah ended their friendship for what Zack believed was forever.
Now twenty-one, Zack resents being dragged by his guilt-tripping mother every summer back to the lake cabin where every leaf and rock and turn in the road reminds him of Noah and the love he felt for him three long years before. He hates being reminded of what he lost and more than anything he wants his best friend back.
But this year things are different.
Noah has returned, apologetic and more gorgeous than ever. Amazingly, he seems to want Zack as much as Zack wants him. He’s sweet and attentive, sexy enough to make Zack’s thighs quiver, but there’s something not quite right…
What secret is Noah hiding?
A brief summary of this book would be: 70% ‘plot’, 20% plot, 10% angst. Seriously, where is the plot.
The book actually got off to a promising start. The language was decent. So what went wrong?
There were so many issues and potential points of conflicts that were being brushed aside to make way for Zack and Noah’s relationship. Where are the experienced hunters that are supposedly tracking Noah down and wanting to kill him? What about that chapter where they broke into an experienced hunter’s mansion to rescue someone? Like the thing they were most worried about was the housekeeper screaming bloody murder. And remember that part where Noah finally enacted his revenge? Oh wait, Zack wasn’t there so we couldn’t see it. Bummer. However, instead of developing these issues further, we got countless scenes of them holding hands, telling each other ‘I love you’, kissing, and the list goes on. We even have two non-detailed sex scenes, both of which I skipped but hey, a warning would be nice thanks.
I really wanted to drop this novel around 65% but something made me go on. Maybe it was the hope that the novel will be able to redeem itself in the last 35% or so. Who knows?
Honestly this entire novel felt very much like a fanfiction, and I’ve read my fair share of supernatural romantic fanfictions from various fandoms. I really don’t think I’m gonna pick up another supernatural romance book in a long time…
I really should not have sacrificed my sleep for this.
If you’re looking for some ‘plot’ rather than plot, then this book is totally for you (-: Also recommended if you love ‘plot’ with a side of teenage angst.
I should really start choosing my books carefully. Life is too short to read books I don’t like (-: