Saturday, 10 September 2011

A Review for Dark Angel by Eden Maguire

Posted by Donna
Published Date: August 4th, 2011
Finished Date: September 1st, 2011
Publishers: Hodder's Children Books
Source: Received for Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 398

The Blurb from Goodreads: Tania's heart belongs to Orlando. Nothing can rip them apart. Until the seduction begins in a flurry of glamour and magic, music and parties all orchestrated by the mysterious and mesmerising Zoran, an iconic rock star who has retired to a remote ranch in the nearby mountains. And there Tania meets the dark side. Can she resist temptation?
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The Review: I’d be looking forward to reading this book since I first heard about it on Goodreads. So you can imagine my excitement when I managed to get it for review. I have to admit, after reading the book I’m no longer excited about this series, which is a shame because I believe it has great potential. But unfortunately this story just isn’t for me.

For the first 80 pages or so, I was really confused. It didn’t really know what to expect with the story or even much about the story other than it was about Angel’s. However, I was in for a surprise when the story line finally reveals itself and it just wasn’t what I was expecting. Maybe that’s my own fault for mis-judging a book but I was instantly let down. The confusion came because the main character is experiencing dreams of wildfires and wings, then she attends a party and everyone is acting weird and I honestly couldn’t work out what was going on. I couldn’t see where the story was headed and how it all fit in, and even when I did find out, I couldn’t understand the concept of the story. And honestly, if I have to say….I much preferred Daniel over Orlando. The problem being….Daniel is the bad guy.

Despite my feelings, I still think this book will be a hit with the paranormal romance fans. For me, I believe had the story of been set up different I might of enjoyed it. But just because I didn’t like it as much as I would of hoped, I’d still urge you guys to read yourselves and make your own minds up.

Thank you to the publishers for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

4 comments:

Natframpton said...

Aww sorry you didn't like it. I think I would still give it a try to see what you mean.

Little_Dhampir91 said...

Good review. I was also confused by this book which was disappointing since I was a fan of the author's other series.

Book Passion for Life said...

Thanks girls. I wish I enjoyed it more but I think people should still try it. :)

haleyeliseread said...

Great review Donna ! (: Hopefully I like it, thanks for sending me it ! (: