I wanted to do a review of this as soon as possible, because the book is relatively new, and from what I can tell (correct me if I’m wrong, of course), this is the author’s first book, so reviews help a lot! =)
*Announcing spoilers as usual!!! Soft reviews are not my thing! If you’re not a fan of such actions, take you business elsewhere =P *
I’m going to start off by saying that I really liked this book! So keep this in mind, as you read what I’m about to write next! 😉
You can tell that the author is on her first book, mainly because she plants you directly into the story and you get swept up in the action. Everything is a bit confusing at first, but once you get through more pages, you get the hang of it =D
I got the feel that she was trying to give out too many details at once, since there were a lot things going on, and the action was just booming everywhere – all I’m saying is she could have left some things out, centering more on the relationship between Star and Drake, let it develop slowly, and letting other events seep in through the cracks, giving the reader, the impression that they aren’t seeing the bigger picture, and leaving them panting for more [just one girl’s opinion here, don’t have to take my word for it, go read the freaking book and tell me what you think!]
Anyway, in spite of these small story-building obstacles, I love how Drake acts with Star, how they come from such different pasts, how Star can see right through Drake’s bull *winks*.
Maybe I’m just used to other story types, in which the romance is kind of dragged out, and you get so antsy in your spot, waiting for that one lovely moment, when the main characters kiss and find out they’re unable to let go of one another, so the romance in The Loner kind of caught me off guard. It’s fast-paced, and honestly, I had a few moments when I had to get away from the screen of my Kindle to process how things escalated so quickly, which that in it’s own way is extremely funny for me [call me a little weird, but I liked that, because it got me invested in paying more attention to what was going on *smiles broadly*].
The thing I loved most about this was the whole Destiny-Fate concept, adding in the bonus of angels sent to earth as beings who could transform into animals to watch over people. Yaaaah! ❤ That got my whole admiration-meter high with respect!
And I don’t say this about a lot of books, so it’s important!!! The cover is freaking A-MA-ZING!!!! Extra hearts and love for the fact that it got my attention through the glow of the moon, the wolf and the title, so no half-naked guy got me to read this book! Hah, suck it other authors who taunt me with such covers! =D [just had to say it, sorry, not sorry!]
By the way, I’m telling you this in advance, hoping to ease the blow I took at the end. Apparently, things end in a major cliff-hanger, that got my panties in a bunch for about a half hour – the rest of the time I spent sulking, and harrumphing at the screen, hoping in vain that that might make a different ending magically appear while syncing. No such luck! *starts muttering like Motley again*
As I said in the last review, I’m want to make a habit out of leaving you with some of my favorite quotes, so here’s one I especially swooned over:
In the stillness of the night, I heard Star mutter in her sleep, “You’re my air, Drake.”
Four little words from her, and I had my answer: I’d do anything, be anything she needed as long as it meant I would be with Star.
God, forgive me, but I can’t live without her.