Friday, 17 January 2014

Review: End of Dreams

End of Dreams (The Immortal Destiny #1) by Kim Faulks*
Title: End of Dreams
Series: The Immortal Destiny, #1
Author: Kim Faulks
Published: unknown; 2013
265 pages, kindle edition
Source: Received an ARR from author
 Description (from Goodreads):

A vicious killer hunts a young pregnant woman. He wants more than her blood--he wants her baby too.

Young Eve dreams of being a good mother to her unborn son, that dream is shattered when child killer, Edric Hasting finds her in the middle of the night. Haunted by the images of black wings on her baby’s ultrasound and the killers last words Eve knows her only hope of survival is to run.  She soon finds hard-bitten detective Adley Scott who dreams of justice for a string of murdered children which hit too close to home.

A group of Immortals are drawn into Eve’s battle for survival as events are played out across the globe by two opposing factions of immortal beings. The fragile, divine balance of all things is at stake, and the world is the ultimate prize.

Against a background of universe-changing events and an ensemble of vivid, unforgettable characters, Eve and Adley will have to fight to survive as they begin to learn the truth of The Immortal Destiny.

My Thoughts:
DNF 14%
I am sorry but I cannot finish this. I don't like saying that I disliked a book when the author or publisher has been so kind to have given me a free review copy but part of the deal is a "honest review" and that is what I am going to give; I'll admit that I just cannot make myself read anymore of End of Dreams. I, honestly, have no idea what was happening. Nothing made sense to me. I didn't understand who was who and I felt like I have started the second book of a series for there were references to all these previous events that I had no knowledge of.

My version didn't even have speech marks or apostrophes in it so I was unable to differentiate dialogue from the actual writing which made it very hard to read and was awfully confusing.

Also, while I don't find swearing in novels to usually be a problem, the overuse of cussing is already getting on my nerves. It seems the author doesn't know any adjectives other than vulgar curses. I am not fond of this sort of swearing as it retracts from the story and makes the writing feel sloppy.

Overall, I am sorry that I couldn't read further. The premise sounded intriguing and the cover is beautifully haunting but I cannot bring myself to read another page.

*Note: a copy was provided by Kim Faulks though the Making Connections group in exchange for an honest review

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