Ok, I read this book a few weeks ago, so bear with me a little as I remember the details while writing! 😀
*Announcing major spoilers, as I go into details of likes and dislikes! If you are a little squeamish and don’t like to be ‘warned’ beforehand, then you might want to read the book first, then tell me if you agree with me or not! 😉 *
Since the image is like right in front of me, I’m going to start with it. I loved the fact that it got me to buy the book, without having naked guys on the cover, or busty, skimpy dressed women. Plus, the title was intriguing for me. I read the excerpt, plus the first few pages Amazon lets you view for free, and I was hooked!
I think this is a great light read, in between really heavy-panting books. The reason I say that is not because I didn’t like it, it’s because it’s more concentrated on the action, and less on the romance that everything apparently revolves around.
Okay, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t comment a little deeper on the previous statement. In my opinion, some of the action should have been saved for later books. It felt like you were going from one major thing to the next, without getting the chance to even think about what has happened. This kind of killed my buzz a little for the book at first, but then I started to get in with the action, and it was sort of fine, sort of… *scratches head a little* In some places I was actually expecting something major to come, and when it got to the end, it was kind of like ‘action! action! oh, oops, cliff… and I died!’ Don’t laugh, this is serious! Okay, maybe you can laugh a little…
This also led to a weird feeling regarding Kai and Aurora; it felt more like they were really good friends that were attracted to each other, rather than soulmates, THERE, I SAID IT!
And also, maybe it’s just me, but I couldn’t get what the whole Indian culture deal was doing in this book. I’m hoping that the sequel will shine a light on why it was introduced as being such an apparent big deal.
Anyway, now on to the things I did enjoy!!! 😀
I LOVED! that Leia Stone made her character into such a strong woman, that she had a mind of her own, and damn any man who would tell her what to do! I love that Kai tries, but ends up agreeing with her, and coming with or bringing her on dangerous meetings, sulking the entire time.
Plus this is among the first books I’ve encountered in which the main character is told everything by the other characters. I got my panties in a bunch for every book in which the others kept secrets from the protagonist to raise suspense. I was annoying as hell, so THANK YOU LEIA STONE!!! *MAJOR SPOILER* I also loved the fact that she’s also part witch!!! It gives way to so many possibilities, yeah!
*ANOTHER SPOILER* You know how you expect mothers to either be *itches or the most lovely person in the whole book? Well, Kai’s mom exceeded my expectations with her PRO-relationship attitude, plus that one bit where she told Aurora to save Kai by opening their bond, and giving him her gift. When I read the whole scene, it gave me goose bumps!
There are so many wonderful ideas in this book, I’m just a little sad they had to be all meshed together! But at least there was humor! That kind of made it all better! The thing is that Stone brought a lot of great ideas together, and added a few new twists here and there, which is pretty hard to come-by, since apparently everyone complains that there are no new ideas out there to develop!
A quote that made me smile, and actually copy it to one of the post-its on my desktop:
You have many loves in your lifetime whether you are human, vampire , witch or werewolf. People you have chosen to share your energy with, people who lift your spirit. But then, there are soul mates. Soul mates choose to spend the most time together in a lifetime. They challenge each other, support one another, and grow together. It’s the hardest and most rewarding pairing. “
Stone, Leia (2015-02-01). Matefinder
This just made me look at the world a little differently, which is what a book should do in the end!
Hope you’re going to read Matefinder, honestly! Because in the end, I think the book was worth my time, attention, and money! ❤
Hugz and lot’s of lovez!