Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Infinity 18 +

The following review is for 18+ readers.

Infinity (Valkyries: Soaring Raven, #1)
3 of 5 stars false
Infinity discovers a dark secret from her past that rocks everything she knows to be true.
Infinity is a troubled 22-year-old superstar singer with the worst reputation for drugs and hard partying. Now, she is on the road to a comeback with her controversial tour. But everything about doing the concert feels wrong from missing employees, to anonymous threats to ruin her career. Things spiral further out of control as she wrestles control of her life and career from a relationship that crossed the fine line between love and obsession. She deals with a powerful corporation determined to kill her and everyone she loves.
Infinity knows too much, with no way out.
Now she must put her safety and trust in the hands of sexy, tattooed and delicious Torch Channing and Boulder Vigari, hired to keep her from getting killed. Boulder wants to make her his. He won't stop until he claims her. Torch struggles with his primal need to possess her and his hatred of everything she represents.
Infinity is determined to protect her heart while dealing with the pressure of pulling off another successful tour without spiraling into another mental meltdown.
Contains adult content. For readers ages 18+ only


****I was given a copy of this book for my honest review****
The first two thirds of this book was a little hard to get into. I can't quite put my finger on why, the story circled around everything love. It was a unique paranormal story with Vampires, Shifters, Valkyries, Immortals and others. This topped off with lots of steam and interesting characters should have made it perfect.
What I think went wrong for me was that a lot was being said, but not all that was said was important. Page long dialogue's between Infinity , our leading lady, and her friends and mum, seemed to go on forever and I couldn't see why these were necessary. These conversations I felt, could have been minimized and the sections with the world building enlarged.
I wanted more of this wonderfully unique fantasy world, with it's supernatural creatures. There were politics going on that I still hadn't gotten a handle on by the end of the book and I think more explanation would have helped.
In the last third of the book things started to come together and we start to understand things about our leading lady Infinity and I started to feel a little sorry for her. Liars are everywhere around her and she has been purposefully kept in the dark, this leads to silly mistakes on this characters part, but she doesn't know any better. She could easily be and unlikeable character, seen as spoilt and uncaring, if not for this last part of the book. Even then I wanted to slap her for certain decisions made.... but I will not go into it, don't want to spoil it for you :)
I loved the introduction of Boulder and Torch, these characters certainly made things interesting in this story. They were solid right from there very first scenes and I instantly liked both of them. Also because of them, we find out a lot more back story. They also cranked up the steamy relationship factor in the book.
With all this talk of Three and one and one and one in all the cryptic old lady dreams, dare I hope we have a beautiful, shifter triad on the cards for the next book??
Although I loved the idea of this book, I felt I was a little let down by the unexplained and lack of info. This may all be rectified in the following book....but.. and this is a big but for me,
all these books nowadays that are being broken up into chapter books, or sections and being made into a series need to have it all out there in the first book, to really reel you in. It can't just be left to the cliffhanger ending to keep your interest and hope that you want enough to find out what happens to get the next book.
In saying that, I believe I have been reeled in enough,but just enough, to be keen to get my hands on the next one. The ending is killing me, talk about mega cliffhanger.
What really one this book for me truly, was the different twist on a paranormal book. It is really worth seeing how it will turn out , it definitely has lots of promise.

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