Published October 4, 2012 by Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
Source: Netgalley with permission from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.
MORE is book 1 in the MORE trilogy.
Ava Michaels used to think she was special. As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. She felt different from others her age, and just knew she was meant for something important. But, like most kids, Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn’t so bad after all.
Now a young college student, Ava begins to wonder if there were more to her childhood fantasies than she thought. She’s haunted by terrifying nightmares of a frightening man chasing her, determined to catch her, to take her—a huge hulk of a man with one blue eye and one green. Even during daylight hours, there are moments her hair stands on end with an uneasy prickle of awareness . . . and she just can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched.
Unable to decide if she’s imagining things or just plain crazy, Ava finds an unlikely ally in Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who comes to her rescue as a Physics tutor, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core.
The thing is, Caleb’s not quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one.
Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but only after protecting their own secrets—secrets they fear Ava may expose. Now they’re after her, bent on her capture or maybe even her extinction.
Fighting to survive, Ava has to depend on Caleb to lead her through the strange new world opening up before her. A world of magic and mystery, where she learns she’s not
actually normal . . . she’s not even just special.
She’s a little bit more.
I really wanted to LOVE this book! I can honestly say that I liked it, but was not in love with it.
The author did a great job by keeping the reader in suspense. We had no idea of what Caleb was up to and we were just as confused as Ava. The beginning of the book kept me on my toes and wanting to read more and more to find out exactly what the hell was going on. This is where I started to lose some interest. The more that I read, the more I did not find out and it felt that the suspense was literally dragged out. The main character of Ava knows something is amiss and actually asks Caleb several times but he continues to lie and tell her nothing.
I enjoyed the relationship between Ava and Caleb when she does finally get the answers she is seeking. There is major sexual tension there and I loved every minute of it. *You know me and my romance* Ava still is trying to show Caleb that she can stand on her own two feet with or without his help. Ava is a bit of a firecracker and once she sets her mind to something, there is no stopping her.
The character of Caleb seemed sweet but I still do not understand some of his actions. I am hoping to dig a little deeper into this character in the next book in the series.
The ending was a little surprising and a good set up for the next book in the series. I already have The Guardians loaded on my kindle and hope to get to it soon.
Netgalley November Update
I apologize for not doing a weekly wrap up last week! OOPS!
So here are the books that I have read the last 2 weeks:
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
Pawn by Aimee Carter
More by TM Franklin
I am 50% finished with:
Real by Katie Evans