Thursday, July 16, 2015

Review: Into a Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook

Into a Million Pieces
by Angela V. Cook
Young Adult 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.13
Published by: Red Adept Publishing
Published on: January 27, 2015
Pages:206

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Allison McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can. Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem. Mean girl Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life.

When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.


My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: The synopsis didn't really sell me on reading this one, but after reading an excerpt of this book, I was convinced I had to read it. 

I haven't read many books about succubi, so I didn't really feel all that drawn to it. But the plotline was actually super intriguing. 

I really liked Allison as a character. She was one of the elements that helped make the book for me. She was spunky, comfortable in her own skin, and a great narrator of the story.

This is Cook's debut novel; I was super impressed. I can't wait to see what happens next for Allision and Ren. 

On the flip side, I thought the story dragged a little at times. It might have been nice to have a slightly faster pace, but I did enjoy the story.

Certain aspects were overtly predictable, but a lot wasn't. An interesting story and author that I'll be keeping tabs on. 

The Characters: I've already stated that I loved Allison. She was spunky, fun, and super great to read about. I thought the author did a great job in that regard.

Some of the other characters seemed less developed, but on the whole, the characterization was great.

I would have liked to learn more about Ren as well. 

Major Strengths: Intriguing premise, great writing, and an excellent main character.

Major Weaknesses: Dragged at times. 

So why 3.5 stars? It didn't quite stand out enough to warrant a 4, but I did enjoy it. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Several instances of strong language. Heavy making out and vague illusions to sex; however, on the whole, this was very clean for young adult. 15+.

The Wrap-up: An intriguing, enjoyable novel. I can't wait to see what's next. 

Love,

Danica Page

2 comments:

  1. Nice review. This is new to me but I'm curious about the story, especially since it's a debut and you say it has great writing. I'm not into draggy moments though, so that might bug me as well. But seems like the main character and the overall plot makes up for that. Glad you liked it mostly.

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    1. It wasn't that slow. I think you'd probably still like it. Thanks for stopping by.

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