Saturday, 8 March 2014

Review: 18 Truths by Jamie Ayres

Title: 18 Truths
Author: Jamie Ayres
Series: 18 Things (#2)
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Rating: 3/5 Stars


Lying is unbearable, betrayal is inevitable, and choosing which path to take is impossible.

Olga Gay Worontzoff ended her senior year as an eighteen-year-old girl totally in love with Nate, enjoying their new romance and about to attend the university of her dreams. Now she’s spending her summer in the weird subculture of the Underworld, with charmingly witty and powerful angels, and problematic demons, trying to rescue Connor, the best friend and secret crush she was unable to save during a freak accident.

But Nate has other things on his mind, mainly Grace. She’s their first assignment as joint spirit guides, and Olga’s feeling hurt and jealous. His mysterious behavior has Olga questioning everything she believed about him and now she must decide whether to stick to their plan, or follow her heart. Unfortunately, a series of mistakes threatens everyone around her and plants Olga in the center of cosmic events much larger than she ever imagined.

Only one thing is certain: the chilling truths uncovered during her journey will leave no one untouched.

(From Goodreads)

Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book whatsoever; it's my true opinion only.  

I received an e-copy of this from Curiosity Quills Press via Netgalley. Thank you to the publisher for giving me a chance to read and review this.

I had mixed thoughts and feelings on this book. I didn't know what I was going to rate this in the end as I just didn't know what to think. 

I liked the storyline. I like anything to do with angels, Heaven and devils. The idea that there is a purgatory is fascinating, and having a couple of characters be spirit guides made it interesting. 

I think one thing I wasn't sure about was the main protagonist Olga. She comes across as innocent and has deep feelings for Conner. She also regrets what happened around his death and she wants to do right. To me I felt like she was so messed up in her head over her feelings for different characters that I ended up disliking her. You either like someone or you don't in my opinion. You can't say you love someone, then say you like another. It just comes across as wrong. 

Nate was a character I also didn't like. He seems like a jerk and I just don't believe anything he says. 

Unfortunately I didn't connect with any of the main characters. 

The beginning of the book was good. It had a lot of promise. But the ending of the book just had me wondering what I thought about the book in general. I did like it, but didn't love it.
There was always something keeping my interest in the book though. 

The writing is good and easy to understand and the chapters have a decent length. 

Overall I gave this book three stars. If you like what happens in the afterlife, then I think you should give this a try. Unfortunately this book just wasn't for me.

I hope you have enjoyed this review.

Happy reading =)


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