Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Review: Evercrossed (Kissed by an Angel #4) by Elizabeth Chandler

Evercrossed (Kissed by an Angel, #4)Title: Evercrossed
Author: Elizabeth Chandler
Series: 4th in Kissed by an Angel
Pages: 288
Published: Available now from Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9781442409149
Source: Publishers galley grab

Description: It’s been a year since Ivy’s boyfriend, Tristan, died. They’ve both moved on—Tristan to the other side of the afterlife, and Ivy to sweet, dependable Will. Now Ivy’s heading to Cape Cod, hoping to leave the horror of last summer behind. She wants nothing more than to lie on the beach, sip lemonade, and hang out with her friends. But then a car crash ends Ivy’s life.
As she floats to the beyond, looking down on the life she’s left behind, Tristan breathes life back into her with a passionate kiss. She wakes up in the hospital, surrounded by Will and her family, but all she can think about is the love that she lost. But memories aren’t all that’s come back from the past. And this time, Ivy’s not sure love will be enough to save her.

I Give This ...

First off, I half to be honest.  I would not have read this had it not been available to me through Simon and Schuster's galley grab program.  I liked the previous books for the most part, but didn't feel the story needed to go any further.

It's been 15 years since the first 3 books were written.  Granted the version I read was the 3-1 that was released in 2008 and I have no idea of any updates and modernization occurred.  But, I was surprised and how this one felt exactly the same as the previous.  It's like no time has passed.  Which was odd for me to read.  The previous 3 didn't have a modern feel to them at all, which I was ok with because I knew their age.  While, I'm glad this forth book had the same feel and the characters hadn't changed at all, I was expecting something more.

I actually didn't really like Ivy much during this book.  She spent so much time brooding over things that could have been.  After a year, you would think things would be more in the past.  I no longer bought the idea of a love than can transcend time and space.  She refused to accept that her life currently was actually pretty good.  Plus her friends were genuinely worried about her and she just continued to withdraw for them. I wasn't sure what to think of the idea of Tristan still watching over here.  His continued presence doesn't help her move on.  They both come across as very dependent people.

Despite all this, I continued to read it.  I wanted to know if Ivy really believed what she was trying to convince everyone else was true.  I wanted to know who that mysterious guy washed up on the beach really way.  Plus, I was actually really intrigued by the danger Beth kept picturing.  And all came crashing down with the mother of all cliffhangers.  Now I'm sure I've been roped into reading another book I probably should just pass on. 


1 comment:

  1. I just finished reading this book and I couldn't agree with you more! It's intriguing enough that you are urged to keep reading yet feel like you wasted alot of time by doing so. . . Yet I still want to know what happens next.


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