Monday, June 11, 2012

Review- Inescapable

Title: Inescapable
(the first book in The Premonition Series)

Author: Amy Bartol

Rating: 5 stars

Summary from Amazon:
My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.






Review:
Let me start of by saying that when I started reading this book, I had no idea what it was all about. When you first meet the main characters, I was a little let down because I thought this was going to end up being another old vampire book (don’t get me wrong, I LOVE me some vampires, but I’m a little tired of them all right now).
What I got though, was NOT another old vampire book. I was stunned by how everything went! The story is about a young girl in her first year of college. She discovers that she is different- though I won’t add any spoilers in this specific review. You follow her in this journey as she falls in love and has to try and save those she loves-despite putting her own life at risk.
There is a love triangle in this book, and honestly I’m getting a little tired of the love triangle thing. But in this case, it works out. Evie is the protagonist, and unlike some other recent heroines, she is strong and dependent and funny! Then you are introduced to the 2 love interests, but it’s just so hard to choose who to root for- Russell or Reed!! Man oh man, they are both GOOD! It’s not like one is good and one is bad… The romance comes on slowly, and stays clean throughout the novel.
There was action, adventure, romance, humor and a great twist!
The only thing that really bothered me about this book was some of the dialogue. Sometimes she sounding a little younger than a college freshman, and I really couldn’t stand the way the author has Russell speaking. I’m from the South, and we definitely don’t all talk that way!
Overall, AWESOME book, awesome storyline, writing, plot, etc!


9 comments:

  1. Yeah, to say that I, too, am tired of love triangles is a serious understatement. But otherwise, this sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah... I mean I understand that you have to have some tension and drama... but it seems like all the books now have at least two men fighting for the same girl. It just is so old now.

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  2. I agree that (with the exception of Anne Rice books) the whole vampire thing is getting tiresome. Anything that offers a different spin, however, might be worth taking a chance on.

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    1. Oh definitely. Maybe I should have added that exception in there! Anne Rice will NEVER get old! :)

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  3. This sounds like my kind of reading. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'll try to squeeze it in my vacation reading. Great reviews! I'll come back for more.

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  4. I loved this one as well. I'm also from the South and hated how Russell was portrayed. I always love good love triangles. I absolutley loved the covers for this series.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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