Saturday, January 10, 2015

Burdened Review

by Peiri Ann
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

(Warning: Burdened contains mature contact and strong language some may not find appropriate for readers under the age of 16.)

Eighteen-year-old Tracey Warren is a ‘run-of-the-mill’ high school student on the verge of graduation. She has her friends and her fun; she has life all figured out. Or she thought she did.
Her pedestrian reality crashes around her after an innocuous touch from a diabolically handsome stranger. Just one touch from Nathan Newcomb and her head and her world spins out of control. Soon she discovers that the only cure for the uneasy feelings and pain is Nathan himself. A man whose very existence balances between violent chaos and rigidly controlled dangers.
Nathan knows that the life of a woman mated to a burdened Sephlem is destined for peril beyond a human’s reckoning. But Tracey calls to his desire to experience love in spite of the hazards. And Nathan’s impossibly potent magnetism draws Tracey into a bonding that will put her in mortal danger again and again.
Once the pair becomes one, the threat escalates and nowhere is safe. There are enemies that lurk behind every corner. But the greatest danger may be in the bloodlines that course through Nathan’s veins.

Can a love for all time survive or will their burdened souls surrender and fade away?

3.0 out of 5 stars Slow moving, but ok.January 4, 2015
This review is from: Burdened (A Burdened Novel) (Kindle Edition)
This wasn't an awful book, I just feel confused. It's listed as YA/NA/Teen. But there's a lot of sexiness and sex involved. I'm not sure it's something I would allow my teen to read. On the flip side, I feel the characters are acting more immature than they are supposed to. I didn't feel they were even adult enough to handle having sex.

I enjoyed the paranormal aspect of the story. It was interesting and mostly the only reason I kept reading this story. The first half of the book was slow progress and hard to muddle through, but as it went along, it picked up and got better and better.
Scott and Glen are not exactly my fave characters. I found that they actually dragged the story down for me.

I think that this could be a fantastic book is some changes are made. (Not to the story, but mostly just trimming some slow parts. The speech.. teenagers don't speak like these kids did, it felt forced) I would also recategorize this as New Adult, not YA or Teen. It's a little mature.

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Peiri Ann has been writing since childhood with her short stories and poetry published in school publications. She fell in love with the creation of new worlds and the people she imagined would live within them. Peiri has her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and English and in Psychology. You can find her in the heart of the Windy City reading, writing, enjoying the loves of life.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Nicole,
    Thanks for reading and for feature Burdened on your blog!!