Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Review: Imaginable, by J. Meyers @jmeyersbooks

Imaginable is as compelling and exciting as the first book in the series, Intangible. I really like the characters and the magical world that Meyers has created.

Sera is constantly being hounded by vampires to change them back into humans. Her twin, Luke isn't having any visions, and he's trying to figure out how to make the visions come in time so that he can change the future, with limited success. Fey is still trying to protect these two, and so is Jonas.

But of course, they won't stay safe. The dark powers of the Realm are after Sera. They all want to benefit from her healing gift. So Luke wants to rescue Sera, because no one cares about him, right? It's Sera they want. Of course Fey and Jonas want Luke to stay put, and Fey even sends another elf to watch Luke while she goes to try to save Sera. But they all end up in the thick of it, even an unlikely participant from the first book, as well as their gifted friends Brandan, Quinn, and Raquel.

The world is very interesting. There are vampires, elves (dark and light), shadows, trolls, and of course humans with unique paranormal gifts. It all plays out well and makes these stories sing.

I still got a bit frustrated by bad decisions, especially by Luke, who refuses to do what he's told. He's a bit whiny and I'm tired of it. I have a feeling Luke's powers are a LOT more than he realizes -- well, he does begin to realize at the end of the book -- and I'm thinking this is going to be very important in the next book.

I also think that sometimes it's too easy for these characters. Or, that there needs to be more descriptions of the battles they fight. For example, when they are in a house, we are with Jonas and he kills a bunch of bad things. Then Fey, who was in another part of the house, arrives and says that it's all OK. She got rid of all of them. I think it would have added to the story to get a blow-by-blow account of these fights. I think Fey should have to struggle some more, and be a bit more challenged.

Meyers writes very simply. There isn't a lot of colorful, descriptive language. And I don't mean that as a bad thing. Imaginable develops very quickly and is very easy to follow because of this language.

I loved the "hint" of romance for both of our main characters, and look forward to seeing what happens next.

Published by CreateSpace, April 16, 2013
eARC obtained from the author
276 pages

Rating: 4/5





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1 comment:

  1. Bad decisions left and right can be very frustrating, but I do like the sound of the world in this one.

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