dinsdag 11 september 2012

Exiled - RaShelle Workman

Exiled (Immortal Essence, #1)
Serie: Immortal Essence #1
Release date: 2011  
Stars: 3/5 

Worlds divided them. Chance brought them together. Only love will save them.

An alien princess exiled to Earth.
An arrogant boy.
One week to get back to her planet or she'll die.
And, her only chance for survival? She must help the boy find his soul mate.
Piece of cake!

Stubborn, sixteen-year-old Princess Venus of Kelari wants one thing, to become immortal, that is, until someone exiles her to Earth, kills her irrihunter and takes her family. 

Now she wants revenge. First she’s got to get home. But before she can return to Kelari, the Gods have commanded her to help an arrogant boy named Michael find his soul mate. 
Only she doesn't know the first thing about love.

Rather quickly, her inexperience with human emotion is obscured by other matters--alien-controlled psychotic teens that are out to kill her, and a government group that is set on capturing and dissecting her. Worst of all, Venus will suffer a painful death-by-poisoning, thanks to Earth’s atmosphere, if she remains on the planet longer than one week. Still, Venus is a Princess and she's got a plan. Surely, with her help, Michael will fall in love with a human.

But time is running out and Michael is falling for the wrong girl--her.

I really really don't know how to feel about this book! I mean, the cover is just sooo gorgeous. And it seems like a really good story. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean that it's a bad story. It was just... weird. After Jennifer Armentrout made the alien race look like a 'hot' race I decided to pick this book about aliens up. The descriptions in the book are very well done. I mean I could get a very good picture of Kelari, what the alien race looked like and the landscape and everything. So it started out good. You get to meet Venus, the main character. Venus is an interesting character, who lacks emotions on her planet. When she gets exiled to Earth she comes in contact with the human emotions and reacts strongly to that. I really liked that Zaren had to teach her the difference between physical reactions to boys and the development of deeper feelings. You get to see her stumple with the human emotions and I really liked to see where things where going. So her big project was Michael. I didn't like him, he was very shallow. I really couldn't relate with him and didn't understand him. The love that was developing between Michael and Venus was beyond me. The thing that was most disturbing where the switching of PoVs. It seemed kind of pointless the different PoVs. Venus was much more interesting than the rest. The chapters where kind of weird to, it seemed very random when a chapter started or ended. Now it looks like I didn't enjoy the book, but I did. The story itself was very unique and interesting. RaShelle makes the alien race totally different and everything about it was very interesting. I really hope the second book in this series is going to be better with the characters and the chapters.

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