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– It was incredibly hard to get into this book in the beginning. The prologue was confusing and the first chapters were very slow paced.
– I was not a fan of the writing style, it could do with some editing too. I could understand that the short sentences, ‘fragments’, and the use of the first person had the purpose of making the narrative more expressive but it didn’t work for me. The steamy parts were the only bits I appreciated, writing style wise.
– I thought some parts were unnecessary, specifically the way the author introduced us to several different races.
– The romance had so much potential but it started in such a ‘love at first sight’ fashion that minimised the impact.
– This books is part of a series but I have finished the book with the feeling that this should be a single volume.
Now, this is why this book almost got 4 stars:
– If we disregard the first chapters, the plot was very captivating. It had a nice mix of action, adventure and romance. There were a few plot twists as well. I particularly liked how the important pieces of the plot were not revealed at once.
– The characters felt real and genuine. The female protagonist’s pain, her history of abuse and struggles were the strongest points.
– The romance, if we ignore the first stages of love at first sight during the first chapters, became powerful and real. The steamy parts were very balanced and well written.
By Becca Vincenza
I was lucky enough to be one of the beta readers for this book, though it hasn’t released yet, I strongly suggest you add this to your good reads list, pre order and watch for the release day with bated breath. It is awesome.
Five stars (Actually, five simply aren’t enough so I am going to give it ten. Yes. Ten stars out of five. That’s how I roll. That’s also how much I LOVED this book.)
Ok first impressions… Wow.
You might have to bear with me a little with this review, I have just literally put the book down and the only thing I can think is… Damn I want the next one, like now. Like NOW!!... NOW!!
Right, whoa. So I am going to try and make this a spoiler-free review, simply because you really need to pick the book up and experience it for yourself, so I am going to give you an overall review rather than a detail by detail one.
Becca Vincenza has clearly worked her socks off on this novel, I mean there are so many twists and turns, and ‘ten steps forward, fifty steps back’, ‘hang-on-which-way-was-up?’ - moments in this book it was neigh on impossible to predict where the story line was going. I love that.
Personally, I read a hell of a lot. I write. And *ahem* I may be a bit of a control freak. *ahem*.
My point is that when I pick up a new book I spend 90% of it trying to guess where it’s going. Trying to pre-empt and see if I can work out the authors’ train of thought. It may just be me being the weirdo I am but it’s just how I do.
However, I didn’t even attempt to with this one. It wasn’t that I couldn’t guess where it was going- (although I’m sure if I tried, I wouldn’t be able to) it was more because it didn’t even cross my mind to want to do it. I was so engrossed in the story the entire time that my mind wouldn’t focus on anything other than what was happening right at that point in the novel.
I didn’t pre-empt, I didn’t try and consider how it was all going to end, I just lived the story as it came and loved every second of it.
Vincenza’s imagination and creativity have created a world in which I was so thoroughly at home, yet comfortably distant that I simply ceased to exist in the real world once I picked up my kindle.
I was utterly engrossed and I loved every damn second of it.
Oh god oh god oh god. I won’t spend too long on this section because urgh… you will simply be forced to read ‘I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM’ for the next few paragraphs.
But seriously. I loved them. There were a good few characters lurking in the story line, the main few were beautifully well rounded, with some serious personality punching through. They each had traits you could relate to on some level, and other traits you sort of wanted to rid them of.
Her two main characters, Audrey and Stone – whoa.
Stone. I want him. I want that damn man in my life so bad it actually hurts a little.
My husband has resorted to jealousy – yes, he’s jealous of a fictional character – mainly because we were sitting in bed one night, I was reading, he was dosing and I came to the sweetest part in the book (you’ll know it when you read it!) and smacked him on the chest saying ‘Aawwwwwww!!!! *SMACK* DAN!! WHY CAN’T YOU BE THAT SWEET??!!!’
So yeah, stone is gorgeous, a tormented, possessive, thoroughly sexy and surprisingly gentle.
He has a few hidden surprises that both tease you and make you love him all the more.
Audrey is a tantalising mixture of terrified and damaged, (the kind of girl you spend half the book saying ‘oohhh honey! Poor you! Ooohh sweetie!’ to,) and boldy defiant. She is secretly strong, though out the book, none of this ‘I was weak but I learnt to be strong’ no no no, she is timid no doubt, but her quiet inner strength is consistent from the first page.
You can’t help but fall in love with her, she is such a cutie.
Nixie? A girl after my own heart. Bubbly, amazing, someone you instantly warm to. I can honestly say I’d want that girl in my life if I could have her!
And OH sweet Jesus- Elijah?
Dark, booding, mysterious. He is a bit of an arse, no doubt about it, but my god can you forgive him for it. He is a really distant, evil, mystery that you can’t help but want to solve. He is the most sexy thing I’ve read about in years. I literally want him.
Enough said. You truly have to read it to understand!!
*ahem* so okay – The plot is written – Okay can’t concentrate. My mind is back on Stone and Elijah… I mean… Pffffwhoar.
*ahem* SO… *ahem*
Right. The plot is written in such a way that it keeps you guessing, every time you think you can settle for a moment, you think that they are safe- Becca introduces another twist that takes you in a completely new direction. She throws so many spanners in the works, I’m sure she is now well and truly out of a proverbial tool kit.
I read a lot of urban fantasy and paranormal, it truly is my genre of choice but this book was so unique in its plot line, its characters and its mythical creatures, I found myself falling in love with the genre all over again.
Becca Vincenza’s passion and imagination is unmatched in my mind, you can tell she has truly thrown herself into the book, heart, tears and all to create a wonderful, exhilarating combination of action and romance that will truly take your breath away.
She has found an incredibly well deserved spot on my ‘favourite authors’ bookshelf and I have no doubt she will remain there indefinitely.
This is a cracking debut and the beginning to what I have no doubt will be an absolutely fantastic series. I would recommend this book in a heartbeat, not only to lovers of fantasy and paranormal but to romance and action lovers as well. Her passion really makes the novel extraordinary, her plot line has been created with a beautifully deft hand and she is thoroughly adept at creating characters that you will fall head over heels in love with.
What are you doing still reading this? GO! Go now and add this to your bookshelf.
In the mean time I will still be here waiting impatiently for the next book in the series.
Firstly I loved the myriad of different paranormal creatures in this book. It wasn't just your usual werewolves, vampires, shifters but other creatures such as wraiths and dragons (yes who doesn't love a book that involves dragons, right?!?) I enjoyed learning about them all, what their abilities were. With so many different types of paranormal, there is always the danger that the story can get confusing but it was not the case with Damaged.
As well as the paranormal element of the characters being strong and well thought out, their personalities were too. I thought that Nixie, Stone, Audrey all balanced each other out. Each character had their own back story, so you never thought at any point "what is the point of that character?".
The story is shrouded with so much mystery and intrigue. There are still a lot of unanswered questions by the end of the book but I this just makes me look forward to reading the next one even more. Some books that are part of a series feel like they are being dragged out but with Damaged you feel like that story still has so much more to go.
I look forward to the next one.
Damaged was a great read. I enjoyed it immensly. l feel that this book had the whole package Love, Action, Goodies, Baddies, Drama , Intrigue and Mystery.
l felt the author did a fab job. The plot was original & the characters were well written .
Audrey was a excellent female lead and watching her develop throughout the book was lovely, she went from a damaged scared girl into a strong women with a hint of vulnerability . Stone -you got to love him his bond to Audrey was wonderfully written, his character was intriguing and strong, what a guy!
Fantastic book and l would recommend to people who enjoy paranormal books.
Looking forward to reading book two.
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