Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Review: Skylar Wishes (Enchanted #2)

Skylar Wishes (Enchanted #2) by Tina L. Hook

Published on: October 15, 2013
Format: Ebook

Pages: 1,220 • Source: I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
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My rating: 3.0



Synopsis from Goodreads:

Grace is the only one who remembers the truth—that comets are the source of extraordinary destinies. Since their last night together, all memory of their comets and their old powers has abandoned Skylar and Alina. All that is left is Alina’s enduring envy for everything Skylar touches, and Alina’s sudden ability to wake up inside of Skylar’s body, if only for a few minutes. After Alina finally forces her will and switches bodies with Skylar, harsh realities surface. The holes in Skylar’s relationship with Darren are exposed, and Skylar herself becomes seduced by the idea of living two lives at once, and loving two men at once. Grace might be able to save them, but everything Skylar and Alina know about love has to change. When their comets return, these three women must choose their fate once more.
My Thoughts

When I agreed to review Skylar Wishes I didn't realize it was a sequel and it wasn't until about half-way through the book, when I couldn't make much sense of what was happening, that I did a little research and realized there is a book one. With that being said, I do not recommend this book be read without having read the first one because I promise you will be at a complete loss for the majority of the novel if you don't. I have not read the first book in the series, but I imagine it helps ease you into the second which consists of seven, yes you read that right, seven points of views, a fact that added to my confusion.
The first chapter of the novel hooked me in and I got that feeling in the pit of my stomach, the one you get when you know something amazing's about to come; you know the one, that feeling that keeps you up until the wee hours of the night because putting the book down would seem unfathomable.Unfortunately, this feeling died off much too soon for me. By the time the third POV character made it to the pages of my book I was so lost I didn't know which end was up and which end was down, but I hung in there. Regrettably, in the end, it just didn't work for me. 

I wish I could say differently, I wish I could say I loved it, because the truth of the matter is that Hook's writing is impeccable, she is a magician at the craft, and there were so many beautiful moments in the novel. The characters of Skylar and Wells really stood out for me and had it not been for them I don't know if I would have hung in there until the end. Skylar Wishes was a unique read and nothing like I've read before. In this sense it was refreshing. I believe with a better planned execution the book could have been excellent because of how original it was.

If you enjoy multiple POV's and want to read something different form the norm, I would recommend this book to you, but not before you read the first book in the series Enchanted by Starlight.

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About the author: Tina L. Hook grew up in Orlando, Florida where she graduated from Rollins College. Her debut novel, Enchanted by Starlight, was honored as a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Science Fiction/Fantasy. She lives in a small town near Nashville with her husband. When she is not daydreaming over a blinking cursor, she is blogging at GirlwithaNewLife2.com. Connect with Tina on her website, Facebook, Twitter,or GoodReads. 

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for being part of the tour! I'm glad you found it refreshing, even it it was a bit confusing not having read the first book :)

    If you have a second, if you could cross post your review to Amazon and Goodreads that would be really helpful!

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