Monday, September 3, 2012

Review: Dissolve by Andrea Heltsley


Welcome to my stop on the Andrea Heltsley Dissolve blog tour, hosted by AToMR. Check out my review below:

Dissolve

Dissolveby 
Published: April 4th 2012
Purchase: Amazon | B&N 
*ecopy provided by author for an honest review.
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiance, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event caused that life to crumble around her. She turned to her best friend in her time of need. They embarked on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they got to the truth, the more questions they had. To Cora, magic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immersed into a very different kind of world, the real storm was just beginning to take hold.

~My Review~

I went into this novel with high expectations (not good). I just thought the description sounded good. The story was interesting and new but there were moments where it was too cheesy. The pace was very fast, something I like, but it was so fast that it seemed rushed. And in return, some of the things said seemed off in several moments. I felt like I didn't get a chance to connect with the characters, especially Cora. 

When everything started happening I got lost in the midst. But before that, I couldn't understand why Cora was acting in such a way when she's on the verge of getting married. Like, her behavior just seemed like that of a 18 year old who was dating a grown man. But that aside, I did feel displeased about what happened to him, its her and Nessa's reaction to the event that I found out of place.

The story truly left me with mixed feelings, but I can appreciate its authenticity, and the writing was good. Dissolve overall was interesting throughout, but unfortunately I didn't get fireworks. Still, don't let this prevent you from trying the book. It might be a whole different experience for you.



Andrea HeltsleyAbout the Author
I am a biology nerd who decided it was more fun writing than dissecting. I have written two novels and my third will be out this summer. I live on coffee and read like a robot. My husband and two italian greyhounds usually have to tear me away from the computer...imagine that. :)



13 comments:

  1. huh.. i hate when i start a book with high expectations then get disappointed! Nice that its fast paced, but like you said, if too fast then it'll just seem rushed. And im not a fan of cheesy books, dont think ill be picking this up! Thanks for your honest review!
    - Farah @MajiBookshelf

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    1. ohh don't let my opinion keep you from trying it you might think differently after reading it.

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  2. Thanks for the honest review and thanks for taking the time to read it:)
    Andrea Heltsley
    http://andreaheltsley.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh, I hate having high expectations on a book, then it doesn't live up to it.. And a book that feels too rushed, to me, doesn't feel natural.
    Good review!!!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book, crazed girl

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    1. Thank you but i hope you'll give it a try

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  4. It s always frustratng when you go in and expect something great and are disappointed. I appreciate your honesty!

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  5. Sounds like an interesting book. Too bad your expectations were set high and it wasn't everything you wanted. Its hard to get into a book if you can't connect with the characters so that is disappointing to hear. Thanks for the review :)

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  6. The story seems interesting. Sorry about the pacing and lack of info. Nice, honest review!

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  7. High expectations can lead to disappointment. Fast paced is good but character connection is so important and with that I think it just depends on every individual.

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  8. I really enjoyed her book Dreamwalker, but I wasn't crazy about Dissolve. I just couldn't get into it and it wasn't what I expected either. I think it might be something some people would like. Dreamwalker was so much better. Great review. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm reading Dreamwalker next so we'll see

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