Thursday, November 15, 2012

Reckoning: Tour Stop, Review

Title: Reckoning
Author: Molly Hall
ISBN: 9781301251421
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Goodreads Synopsis:

"They say the truth can set you free. I found out it can kill you."

Seventeen-year-old Kat Matheson has never revealed the dark secret that sets her apart from everyone else: She can see and hear the dead. Until now, she has been able to ignore the strange apparitions and whispering voices. But it may not be that simple anymore. Haunted by eerie visions and increasingly frightening nightmares, Kat begins to fear she may be the target of a dark and ominous force from beyond the grave. Complicating matters is the arrival of her new neighbor, a young man she instinctively distrusts but is inexplicably drawn to. Gorgeous and mysterious, he seems to hold a disturbing knowledge of her long-held secrets.

As she desperately tries to maintain control, events take an unexpected and violent turn. Discovering that nothing is what it seems and that her psychic abilities may involve far more than just communing with the dead, Kat may be forced to confront her worst fears and the powerful curse that controls her destiny.


I was seriously drawn to this book by the stunning cover. Then came the awesome synopsis, and well the title as well held a lot of mystery, so the combination had me very interested. Then I started reading the 'prologue' and wow, it was fantastic!

I am a big fan of books with people seeing ghosts. I can't actually explain why, but I really loved the mediator series by Meg Cabot because of that.  So, seeing how this book started off, I was hooked.

 The problem with this book, was mainly that it concentrated more on the romance part of things and tiny bits of mystery was added in between, which made it rather slow. Not that was the pace of the book itself or that it dragged or something. It wasn't dull, just all the exciting things happened bit by bit and finally developed in the last fifty pages or so.

I think it would have been better longer than it was, and more intensive. Though the story itself was really good and I liked the author's style of writing, I just wasn't so sure about how late in the book the actual things happened. It was a quick read, and the writing was simple enough and easy to follow through with. I wasn't so sure about Katriona, but I did like Lovell. He was very developed in my opinion and held more than the protagonist. Maybe later on in the series it develops more than that? I hope so because it holds so much potential and I am very intrigued by it all! I can't wait to keep reading more in this series.

Rating: 3.5/5

Author Bio:

I’ve spent most of my life in Colorado and currently live just outside of Denver. I write my books on a laptop perched atop a rather creaky desk, surrounded by two crazy and loving cats. I love to travel and have visited 27 of the 50 states, as well as Canada, Ireland and England. And there are still a lot of places I want to go.
I spent entirely too many years in the gray dullness of the corporate world, imagining something more exciting as I punched numbers on a keyboard. During that time, I worked on a degree in English Literature, but never quite managed to complete it. Mostly because I was too busy reading and creating fantasy worlds in my head. It’s actually my love of reading and imagining that led me to take up writing full time. I thought I should finally give all the characters in my head a voice.
Music is a huge part of my life and plays a big role in the creation of my books. Although I listen to everything from Johann Sebastian Bach and Dvorak, to Glen Miller and Bobby Darin, to Rihanna and Nox Arcana, as well as movie and video game soundtracks, there are two bands whose music is practically my lifeblood: Daughtry and Linkin Park. I will listen to or see them live anytime, anywhere.
I’m a fan of British television, Doctor Who (favorite doctor? David Tennant. Let the debate begin!), The Vampire Diaries, Japanese animé, Ghost Hunters, MI-5 and Eureka. And anything featuring James McAvoy. And I probably would never be able to unwind without That 70′s Show.
When I’m not reading and writing, you'll probably find me listening to music, practicing yoga, working on my very inadequate French, playing piano, enjoying a lovely glass of red wine or champagne, or looking for inspiring landscapes to photograph.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Aliaa,
    Thank you so much for your review! Your time and input is greatly appreciated. You'll be glad to know there is a lot of action in book 2, so stay tuned! Your blog is fantastic.

    Molly M. Hall