dinsdag 9 oktober 2012

Silver - Talia Vance

Silver (Bandia, #1)
Serie: Bandia #1
Release date: 2012
Stars: 2/5

As I step into the room, a silver flash blurs my vision. Before I can take a breath, the world falls away."

Brianna has always felt invisible. People stare right past her, including the one boy she can't resist, Blake Williams. But everything changes at a house party where Brianna's charm bracelet slips off and time stands still. In that one frozen, silver moment, Blake not only sees her, he recognizes something deep inside her she's been hiding even from herself.

Discovering she is descended from Danu, the legendary Bandia of Celtic myth, Brianna finds herself questioning the truth of who she is. And when she accidentally binds her soul to Blake, their mutual attraction becomes undeniable.

But Blake has his own secret, one that could prove deadly for them both.

Bound together by forbidden magic, Brianna and Blake find themselves at the heart of an ancient feud that threatens to destroy their lives and their love.

Silver was a book I was eagerly waiting for. The story seemed very interesting and unique. I really really wanted to love this book, but it ended up to be a huge disappointment. The story itself was okay, it was loaded with very interesting mythology and the writing wasn't all that bad. That's where the good stuff ends. Okay so first of all, the girlfriends. My god, they can't seriously be calling themselves friends. They where so shallow and just stereotypical. They treat the main character Brianna like shit. Then there was the fact that there was something going on with the mother of Haley, the leader of the group, but it was just that bad that it wasn't even interesting. Then there is the other friends Christy, who is just a slut and hasn't an opinion of herself. And what to say about the main character Brianna, she's ofcourse this beautiful girl who thinks she really is ugly. She got this bracelet her grandma gave her to wear to make herself look plain. The characters where just very unrealistic. Okay enough about the characters, there was also a love interest going on. Mostly they can make the book good, well not so much luck here. There was really a bad love triangle going on. There is Blake and there is Austin. Blake treats her like crap, but ofcourse she's in love with him. I really really didn't understand their connection. I couldn't feel the love between them, it was more like okay she should fall in love with him and so that's that. The other guy is Austin, I really liked him. He's sarcastic (which I mostly am and like) and just goes for her, but ofcourse she can't date him because her friends won't let her. So underneath all that crappy characterizations and love themes there was a story going on. The story itself wasn't so bad, but it didn't seem like the main point in the book. I have to say I enjoyed the mythology and the writing, but that's about it. I won't be reading the next one in this series.

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