Monday, October 29, 2012

Morning Star (Equinox #1) by Desiree Finkbeiner

Morning Star (Equinox #1) by Desiree Finkbeiner
This is a young adult fantasy novel (Rated PG)
(Four Dragonfly Hearts)

Book Summary
When a mysterious stranger interrupts Brianna’s mundane routine, her eyes are opened to the dark underbelly of reality… immortal rogues, ancient conspiracies, prophetic revelations, savage tribes, mammoth dragonflies…

She’s thrust into a race for her life when Kalen, a warrior from Ethos, discovers that she is harboring a secret… a secret that he’d give his life to protect.

There’s just one little problem… they are tempted by a forbidden romance, which threatens to compromise a divinely appointed mission. They are faced with a choice… love eternal, or the end of the world...
My Review

This book surprised me in so many ways. The author did an amazing job of writing this and bringing her world to light. It was just simply well written.

Kalen’s character was everything the author set him out to be from page one and even through his growth, he remained so very real for me.

There were only two short comings in this book. The first was Brianna’s character who was 21, but acted more like a 16 year old. Her character seems a bit too pristine/native. Which is fine, but then there would be things she said and did that contradicted the character that was set up. Anyway, there were times her character made reference to things while describing other things that didn’t match up with the character. Such as a reference to a tool/weapon that looked like a tattoo parlor needle. Brianna didn’t have tattoos and didn’t seem to hang out with people who did. How would she know what one looked like to compare. And then there were references to technical names to insect body parts. I mean names that need google to pronounce. And several references to things found on a farm and I didn’t think she lived on one. So, it threw me.

But the biggest problem I had was the insta love. Literally two meets and she’s in love. Okay, she is supposedly native but the girl said she’d heard guys reference her as being hot. So if she was hot, she would have had a boyfriend or two or even advances from other guys quite often. She couldn’t be so native to fall for a guy she didn’t know. Anyway, her character was all over the place. Back to the insta love. This is an intrical part to the story. I can’t explain why without giving away too much. But what I can say, is that the incredible writing got me past this faux pas. And I totally was able to enjoy the book as it moved along.

Audio Review
Jessica Geffen did such an amazing job with this book. She truly brought these characters to life. Her voices were distinct and I had no trouble following each of the characters even if I was multi-tasking. I really loved her voice for Kalen. She made the voice match the words the author wrote for him. I definitely will listen to another book she narrates. She added to as much enjoyment of the books as the words themselves. Awesome job!
Overall, this book is worth a read. I’m looking forward to book two. I wish it to was on audible but alas it is not.

My Book Boyfriend, Kalen
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