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About the Author
Jaymin Eve is a 29 year old with a passion for reading, writing and arithmetic ... okay maybe not the last one but definitely the first two.
Living on the beautiful Gold Coast, in Australia, the family loves spending lots of time on the beach. And travelling as frequently as possible.
When Jaymin isn't trying to wrangle two daughters, a puppy and her husband, you will find her hiding in a corner trying desperately to write her stories (without little fingers pressing random keys). She asks forgiveness if you notice the occasional sskkkkssjs appearing in her book, her children are proud of their contribution.
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Series: Sinclair Stories 1
English \ eARC, 210 pages
Debut: July 13, 2014
Snuck from: YA Bound
Read: July 26-31, 2014
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 125
Songbird is a clear case of Love It or Hate It, but you can determine which it will be right in the first two chapters. If you find the characters appealing at first glance and do not pull your eyebrows together too much at the insta love, you'll love this to the last page. If not, do not waste your time on it any further.
Me, I loved this. The writing style is just the way I like it, so it made the characters very appealing to me, and in turn, I wasn't too put off by the line-up of contemporary cliches. Yes, a line-up of cliches. Despite from the violence factor (here in form of a gun), which I still believe to be very low in contemporary reads, Songbird didn't have to offer anything new. But that doesn't make it a bad read! If you love this genre, this has everything your heart could possibly desire, with both very nice action and unbelievable fluff, paired with a few scenes of tame smut.
Both Melodee and Nathan are kickass protagonists with big mushy hearts, and while they are a hard case of insta love, I felt they connected over the emotional just as much as over the physical. However, since this is only 200 pages, I still believe there had been room to give Melodee a bit more attitude, make her a little more broken, to fit the profile I'd get just from hearing her background story.
The Sinclair boys, on the other hand, stole my heart completely, and not just because they are model eye candy in my head. They all have displayed depth, even if it was just in one sentence or action, thus I am really looking forward to reading the stories of the other three as well.
Area Scan: Idea: 2/5 -- Flow: 4/5 -- Vocab: 4/5 -- Plot: 4.5/5 -- Heroes: 4/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5 -- Villains: 3/5 -- Romance: 4/5 -- Smut: 3.5/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Suspense: 3/5