December 4, 2014

REVIEW: The Messenger (Mortal Beloved #1) By, Pamela DuMond

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Do you remember the first time you fell in love? 

Read The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book One) and feel that beautiful—again. 

Sixteen-year-old Madeline’s meant to fall in love with Samuel in every lifetime. But she meets him for the first time when she accidentally time travels into the past—hundreds years before she’s even born! 

Their relationship is forbidden—Samuel’s half Native, Madeline’s white. Every rendezvous they share must be secret. Each moment they spend together tempts the odds that they’ll be discovered and brutally punished. But their love is fated—they musk risk all. 

Danger intensifies when Madeline learns she’s in the past not only to fall in love, but also to claim her birth right as a Messenger—a soul who can slip through time’s fabric at will. 

Deadly Hunters, dark-souled time travelers, crave Madeline’s powers and seek to seduce or kill her. Can Madeline find her way back to the future in time to save herself and Samuel?

Messenger is a YA paranormal-ish time travel-ish novel. While this novel was a bit predictable it is also really well written. There were many aspects to love about this book that made up for some of the more predicable parts. I was pulled into the sweet side of this story and that is what kept me turning the pages.

I don’t mind a heroine that isn’t necessarily a bad ass. It doesn’t bother me if she isn’t at the front of every battle but this heroine took it to a whole new level. She came off as whiny and a bit of a scaredy cat. She tends to let other people push her around. Especially her teacher. She did fight very hard for the love of her life and that is what made her bearable.

When I read the synopsis I thought that this was going to be a paranormal story built around the romance but I didn’t see much of the romance. It was brought up later in the story so it seemed like more of an afterthought. What we did get of the romance was sweet and romantic. Their relationship was well written and I want to find out more. Hopefully the other books in this series focus on more of the romance.

I loved the history in this book. I am a huge history buff. Whether it’s ancient history or modern history I love to read about it. This book was full of it which made me like the book even more. The setting and some of the other additional characters.

Overall? This was an ok start to a series that could be really great when we get further into the story. 

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1 comment :

  1. Great review! This sounds like a fun read and i really like time-travel book so this one has caught my eye for sure! Glad you liked it! :)