Summary Via Goodreads: “Anxious to leave her destructive past behind, Amelia Caldwell moves to Willowberg, excited for a fresh start. Once there, she discovers that her birthmark is more than it seems. She has been marked by a vampire’s soul. Not only does she hold his soul, but Amelia is also his soulmate.
After almost a century of searching for his soulmate, Mitchell Lang fears the worst—he is going to lose Amelia to another man. His heart takes over, and his impulsive decision to take away her free will and to intensify their bond quickly turns her growing love into hate.
When they become trapped in the emotional rollercoaster of their souls’ bond, open conflict erupts. Amelia has no intentions of belonging to anyone, not even her soulmate, and Mitchell refuses to let her go.
While she frantically searches for a way to escape his grasp, Amelia unlocks the painful memories of her past and uncovers a powerful secret. But before she has a chance to explore her newfound edge, she finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly game of revenge and is forced to realize that YOU CANNOT RUN FROM DESTINY.”
Originally on Goodreads i gave it 3 out of 5 stars
I guess in reality i would give it maybe a 3.5. no i will give it a 3.5.
The song i “assign” to this book is……”My Body” By Young the Giant!!!!
Okay so for my first thoughts are these: it started off strong, i stayed up until about 2:30 in the morning got about half way through the book and only stopped because i had to go to sleep because i had school the next day. Unfortunately for me this is where it started to go down hill. i don’t really know if it was because i took a break from it or what but my excessive need to finish wasn’t there. I will get to a big reason i dropped the rating so much later because it has to deal with the end, promise no spoilers or anything but later. But overall if you want a new take on vampires and soulmates i highly recommend this right off the bat. with that being said let me tell you more about my thoughts on the plot.
Plot: So it started off with me really like “um this is odd…” like the people are overly friendly, and far to like “oh we are best friends” i automatically would have been like something is amiss here i know it! And at first i didn’t think that i would continue on with the story but the summary made me really interested so i went along with it. The whole fact that this girl is suppose to be genius is a little silly to me because she is really stupid, she doesn’t question the weird behavior of everyone else…but it might also be because we are getting at least two peoples POVs so we know all sides. So moving on from that. Um i liked the fact that it wasn’t automatically well now that i am with you i will love you. I thought that some ideas could have been better explained such as Eric is Mitchell’s son? I don’t understand….anyways….sorry about that but there it is…it wasn’t badly paced at the end or anything but i guess i just started losing interest when she started doing really out of character things and confusing the fuck out me. So there is another reason i dropped the star ratings because i got really confused with some of her actions near the end.
Amelia (Millie) – is our main lady and dictates the book for the first four chapters then we start switching POVs but that is me being an ass because it always throws me off when authors do that… i don’t mind switching but maybe start it a bit sooner? anyways that is not the point of this part of the review. Millie is a girl genius with a horrible past. I liked her for the most part and i really started loving her after Mitch bit her, and guess what it tells you that in the summary so i didn’t give anything away. Anyways unfortunately like i said before in the plot she starts to do really out of character things that i just don’t understand, and honestly her quick change of heart bothered me because i wanted it to be more gradual. Let them have more alone time learning about each other you know?? well i suppose this is the first in a series so it is technically allowed but it still bothered me.
Mitchell (Mitch) – is unbelievably possessive, and i can’t decide how much i liked it. i love possessive guys because they are so easy to piss off (in books of course) and make it all the more interesting, but he takes it to like a whole new level. Anyways his character is hard to gauge because when he with Millie either he is crying – yes crying – or about to bite her head off, and even when he isn’t all he does is try to bite off other people’s heads off. i thought that he could have been a better developed character and have more sides to him than what we get, and really sometimes he just seemed like a baby to be and honestly i thought he wasn’t fighting hard enough. i don’t know maybe that is just me. i wanted him to man up and stop trying to do the right thing and try to win her heart like a normal person!
Eric, Angelle, Luke, Lola: Are part of her “new” family and they right off the bat declare her family which they might be able to get away with that but Millie accepting it so willingly at first bothered me. If i came from a past like hers i think that she would be more cautious that she might be a little more distant from people than what she seemed. Anyways this is about them and i will admit that i liked each of them had their own personalities and i feel like we know them a lot better than Mitch which again causes me problems…
okay ending welllllll….hmmm…..it felt and i know this will sound strange but it felt to long, and it was like trying way to hard to continue this into a series and i know that probably doesn’t make sense but it didn’t feel flowing after awhile, this is in like the last 10% of the book and i was just like please just stop it! i don’t even know why i felt like that but i did. i guess because it felt like a lot was trying to happen at once, but also trying to drag it out because this is a series….so if that makes sense there it is. whether its a cliffhanger or not is on the amount that you enjoyed it.
So my last thoughts? Well 1) i am not a big vampire reader fan, thats right i am werewolf girl, but i did actually enjoy this and i think if you are a vampire fan its totally worth your time! 2) if you are a werewolf fan like me and you love possessive crazy men then yes i recommend this for you as well 3) if you like paranormal romance then yes. 4) if you love books where even though there is the soulmate rule the characters dont automatically go goo-goo for each other then HELL yes i recommend this and i loved this book just for that reason right there alone.