Monday, March 24, 2014

Golden Blood by Melissa Pearl

Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy #1) by Melissa Pearl
YA Science Fiction
Rating: 3 Stars

Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected.

Gemma's parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be "used and abused", as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew... Harrison Granger.
Harrison never expected to talk to the strange Hart girl, but after a brief encounter he can't stop thinking about her. He begins a campaign to chisel away her icy veneer and is met with unexpected consequences. As he slowly wins this girl over, he enters a surreal world that has him fighting to keep his newfound love and his life.

My Thoughts: This is a very interesting story. I got it for free so I thought I would check it out. I didn’t really regret it but I also didn’t particularly like the entire book. The plot is awesome though. It’s a different way to travel in time and it is very intriguing. The only problem is it wasn’t developed enough in my opinion. The character seemed a bit bland and the main character, Gemma was not relatable. She was odd and good main character but there were times she seemed very boring. The relationship between her and Harrison seemed a bit strange to. It was as if their relationship grew over night. He was definitely not developed enough either.
            Overall, I love the idea and the plot but the writing was not that great. I gave it a four because there were certain parts that fit and worked out. It’s more reflective in the character section. I am tempted to read the next one but I have no idea on when I would.

Cover: 3/5
Writing: 4/5
Characters: 3/5

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