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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review Enchanter by Kristy Centeno Blog Barrage

Interview Brandon Morris and then write an essay about him? I did not see that happening, especially considering the fact that the guy was completely allergic to people

It seems it has become a habit of mine to not give too much importance to the books’ descriptions. Of course, when I joined the tour I read this book’s description because otherwise I would not have come into play. But it's been a while and I forgot what it was about. Actually, the fact that I didn’t read the description feed my curiosity. Why? Because Enchanter by Kristy Centeno begins as a contemporary. As I was still in the mood for this genre, I said OK, bring it!
As contemporary, the book touches important issues of teenager life and especially that being a "bully" is not good thing. You don’t have to be a jerk, to torment those who are not so cool, but neither should assist uncaring or shut up for fear of losing your "social position". Do not worry! The characters are not some teenagers, but younger of 21 years. The idea is that if you don't do what your heart tells, you can lose years that you could spend with the one who can be your soul mate. It would be lame, right?
"I’ve wasted so much valuable time following people who label others for what they’re not, when I could’ve been spending that time with the one person that makes me feel as if the world doesn’t even exist. How is that for a rude awakening!"
Then the book starts to get some aspects of mystery, and I thought: "Hmm ... interesting!" And it really was! The suspense grows. Attacks, shadows, unknown, murders begin to emerge and spice the story! You are at the point where you become very curious where we get, what path we will take. Not us, but the course of events. Well, they go straight to fantasy or urban fantasy if you will. The unknowns become mysteries, attackers are supernatural beings, and the attacks get fierce. Disclosures just bring other unknowns and lead to a dilemma: when you cannot be the lover to that person you want most, can you be just a good friend for him?
Well, here our heroes find themselves, in an impossible love and in danger of death.
The author chooses a solution which, although very possible, it seems a little easier. In addition, in my opinion, some situations brought by those revelations were talking about above asked for a clearer resolution for some of the relationships.
I would have liked also that some secondary characters, very appealing, to be more involved in the action and have a more important word to say, even if they will have brought only trouble.
The ending you will find yourself if you want to spend a pleasant time reading this book.
Hopefully, I could learn how to be the girl I should have been from the beginning, and hopefully, Brandon would come to see how much I loved him.”
 I received the book for review as part of Book Tour - Thank you

Roumanian:
Interview Brandon Morris and then write an essay about him? I did not see that happening, especially considering the fact that the guy was completely allergic to people.
Se pare că a devenit un obicei să nu dau prea mare importanță descrierii cărților. Bineînțeles că atunci când m-am înscris în turul acestei cărți am citit descrierea pentru că altfel nu aş fi intrat în joc. Dar de atunci a trecut ceva timp şi am uitat despre ce era vorba. Faptul că nu am citit descrierea nu a făcut decât să-mi alimenteze curiozitatea. De ce? Pentru că Enchanter începe ca o contemporary. Cum sunt încă cu chef pentru acest gen, am zis OK!
Ca o contemporary, cartea atinge probleme importante ale adolescenților şi mai ales faptul că să fii „bully” nu e bine. Nu trebuie să faci pe deşteptul, să-i chinui pe cei nu sunt atât de cool, dar nici nu trebuie să asişti nepăsător sau să taci de frica pierderii „poziției sociale”. A! Nu vă speriați! Personajele nu sunt nişte adolescenți, ci tineri de 21 de ani. Ideea e că dacă nu faceți ce vă zice inima, puteți pierde anii pe care i-ați fi putut petrece alături de cel ce se poate dovedi sufletul vostru pereche. Ar fi naşpa, nu?
"I’ve wasted so much valuable time following people who label others for what they’re not, when I could’ve been spending that time with the one person that makes me feel as if the world doesn’t even exist. How is that for a rude awakening!"
Apoi cartea începe să capete unele aspecte de mystery, iar eu mi-am zis: „Hmm... interesant!” Şi chiar a fost! Suspansul creşte. Atacuri, umbre, necunoscute, crime încep să apară şi să condimenteze povestea! Eşti în punctul în care devii foarte curios unde vom ajunge, pe ce cale o vom lua. Nu noi, ci cursul evenimentelor. Ei bine, acestea se îndreaptă vijelios spre fantasy sau Urban fantasy dacă vreți. Necunoscutele devin mistere, atacatorii ființe supranaturale, atacurile şi mai încrâncenate. Dezvăluirile nu aduc decât alte necunoscute şi conduc spre o mare dilemă: când nu poți fi iubitul celui pe care-l iubeşti, îi poți fi oare doar un bun prieten?
Mda, aici se trezesc eroii noştri, într-o dragoste imposibilă şi în pericol de moarte.
Autoarea alege o rezolvare care, deşi foarte posibilă, pare un pic facilă. În plus, unele situații aduse de acele dezvăluiri despre care vorbeam mai sus, cereau după mine, o rezolvare mai clară a unor relații.
Mi-ar mai fi plăcut ca unele personaje secundare, care sunt foarte atrăgătoare, să fie mai mult implicate în acțiune şi să aibă un cuvânt mai important de spus, chiar dacă nu ar fi adus decât belele.
Finalul îl veți afla voi, dacă veți dori să petreceți un timp plăcut citind această carte.
„Hopefully, I could learn how to be the girl I should have been from the beginning, and hopefully, Brandon would come to see how much I loved him.”

About the author
As a child, I used to lose myself in an imaginary world by the means of a good book. Now that I’m all grown up, I get to create my own fictional realms and make them come to life in ways that most readers might not expect.
 

I’ve always had a passion for writing but never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options I realized that writing was what I loved the most so when I found myself with some free time on my hands, I decided to give it a shot. As it turned out, my very active imagination helped me achieve my goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that helped the stories move along in one way or another.
 

As I keep moving along in achieving my dreams of becoming a published author, I divide my time in between my four children and my very understanding husband.​


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I received the book for review as part of  Book Tour - Thank you

4 comments:

alexa ioana said...

la prima privire, cartea pare genul din care chiar ai ce invata
coperta imi place foarte mult, mai ales acel albastru

Kriss Neidy said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today!
Love the review by the way. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I had a great time writing it and hope to have the sequel out soon.

CCAM said...

@Kriss Neidy - It was my pleasure to host you! I'm glad you liked the review!

The second book is a great news!! I must keep my eyes wide open after it

Cristinab said...

dragura coperta, mie mi-a atras atentia la prima vedere.
imi place recenzia, inceputul acesteia mi-a amintit de un film care mi-a placut mult - that's what i am.
si-mi mai place ultimul citat ales.