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English \ eBook, 206 pages
Debut: January 27, 2015
Snuck from: YaBound
Read: April 8-11, 2015
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 159
Although not as good as I hoped it would be, Into a Million Pieces was still a nice read. The idea was simple, a succubus teen and love, but chosen well for a stand-alone novel in my opinion, and I also liked the background story / lore Cook used. I also liked the background story on Ren, showing he wasn't all golden boy material, which made him a good match to Allison always hiding her true self behind her Goth getup. He was cute, very much so, and also a typical oldest brother. Jade and Allison were nice twin material: two opposites, but actually on the same wavelength. However, this was about as deep as the characters got, few pages and all, and probably the main reason I couldn't fully appreciate the romance.
The insta-component made sense, since we're dealing with succubi, and I also liked that it was pretty spiced for YA, but some of the dialogue between Ren and Allison seemed forced. The overall style wasn't too gripping either, but the plot was good, and I am giving extra kudos for the mad-as-a-hatter Bible fanatic aunt, since Cook herself is religious.
However, there were a lot of questions left unanswered. Would Jade really have gone through with her revenge plan? Did Sarah actually off her own sister too, since she had no problem with her nieces? I would've liked to read a final encounter between Sarah, Allie and Ren, the two teens still as a happy couple, having Sarah spit some more evil and maybe give Allison some answers, even closure. At the very least, I would've expected a solution to the physical problem of Ren and Allison's realtionship. The open ending isn't a bad choice, but maybe better on a story with more detail, thus more pages?
Area Scan: Idea: 3/5 -- Style/Vocab: 3/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroes: 4/5 -- Villains: 5/5 -- Romance: 3/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Suspense: 3/5 -- Action: 3/5
Discovered: 3+ Hoods
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Red Adept Publishing
About the Author
Angela V. Cook lives a very unexciting, but never boring, life with her husband and two children just outside of Detroit. Like most writers, she’s been making up stories for as long as she can remember and can’t imagine a life that doesn’t involve creating worlds.
Angela loves to write novels for teens because it’s the best outlet for her sarcastic personality, immature sense of humor, and love of romantic firsts.
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