Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: Neptune's Tears by Susan Waggoner

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Series: Timedance #1
Pages: 224
Received: Received a copy from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: June 25, 2013
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Goodreads Synopsis:

London, 2218 A.D. Seventeen-year-old Zee is an intern empath. She’s focused on her job, poised for a great career—until one day an attractive patient undoes her hard-earned calm. As an empath, she cannot afford such distractions, but neither can she stay away from David, even when she discovers he’s one of a mysterious alien race. As London comes under attack by anarchist bombings, and as Zee struggles to get a handle on her unusually strong psychic abilities, David starts pulling away. Although Zee’s sure he’s attracted to her, David has secrets he cannot share. But it’s too late for Zee. She’s losing her heart to the gray-eyed alien boy, and she’s determined to follow him—no matter how far it may take her.

My Review:

I finished this book a while ago, and I'm still not absolutely sure how I feel about what happened. This book was quite short, and a very fast read, but I feel like the story needed more to it. I can see that this book is meant to be easy-going and it is a good opening to a series, there is background to some of the characters, and definitely a great development to the relationship between Zee and David.

I felt like the romance happened so fast in this book, Zee was cautious in the beginning and then the next minute she's absolutely in love with him and will do anything to be around him. One thing that really got on my nerves while reading this book is the way that David keeps coming back to Zee but telling her that they can't be together (I'm sorry but that attitude really bugs me in my stories), they really need to make a decision!

I did enjoy Zee's character and seeing her perform her empath duties. It was an interesting idea to take the idea of empaths and have them have a career in helping those in hospital care through their pain. Zee is one of the best empaths in her class, and her abilities slowly start to grow throughout the story, she realizes that she is something special. I think I was more interested in that storyline, and I was hoping it would have been fleshed out more, to know more about what kinds of things she could do with her abilities.

The ending of this book really took me by surprise. And to be honest I'm still not completely sure how I feel about it. A part of me was shocked and it makes me interested to see what will actually happen, and yet another part of me felt like it came out of left field, and left me thinking WHAT, WHY? I'm still left wondering how this series will continue and what will happen with Zee and David, but I'm not completely sure I'm invested enough to continue with these characters. I wanted to love them and connect with them more than I did.

1 comment:

  1. I had been curious about this one. This is the first review I've read for it. I was especially interested in the special ability of the MC - so I'm sorry to hear that that wasn't eve a huge focus. That unrealistic romance would seriously irk me, so I think I would be best to skip this. But thanks for the review though! Very helpful.



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