Saturday, 1 February 2014

Book Review: Entrusted by Connie Ann Michael

How far would you go to protect the people you love?

Thrust into a world of Native American legends about Skinwalkers and Ancient Ones, Emma Hunter finds herself in the middle of a battle for a heart holding great powers – A heart hidden within her.

Seventeen-year-old Emma wants what every teenage girl wants: a life that revolves around school, her friends, and a boyfriend who only has eyes for her. Little does she know that in order to get one, she must sacrifice the other two. After a series of events put into motion by Luke, the boy she thought loved her, Emma is kicked out of her group home and her school. Her best friend mysteriously vanishes and now she’s forced to move to a secluded coastal town, where she hopes to escape Luke’s obsessive control. Instead, she finds her dreams invaded not only by Luke, but Solomon, a mysterious Native American warrior sent to protect her.

But when Solomon shows up in her reality to explain he’s her protector, she soon learns that he’s so much more. As Emma struggles to understand what’s happening to her, she must also deal with her undeniable attraction to Solomon. Their connection is stronger than anything Emma has ever experienced before and now she must decide: can she trust him with her heart? And just how far will she go to protect it?

My Review:
*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Emma has been bad again which means yet another move to a new 'home', where she hopes her destructive ex Luke will not find her. As well as a new home and school, she now finds her dreams invaded by Solomon, her protector.

I really disliked this book.

Firstly, Emma is an obnoxious, unpleasant, rude and whiny bitch to put it mildly, and I despised her from page one. I hate books where the so called heroine is constantly drinking and/or drug taking and hanging out with assholes and causing trouble, and Emma seemed to be doing pretty much all of this on a regular basis. Then she starts whining about getting kicked out of yet another home, losing her friends, having to go to a new school and feeling all sorry for herself. Well stop being such a moron, stop getting involved in crap and start behaving yourself then! Even when she is in her decent new home she is rude about her host and won't stop moaning about everything. I just wanted to throttle her until she stopped breathing. I never felt much interest in what happened to her as she did not appeal to me as a character at all.

I wasn't particularly keen on the whole Luke story. He was another horrible character that you would be happy to see dead, nothing appealing or interesting about him. I had no interest in the abusive relationship between him and Emma. It was destructive and I just kind of switched off every time he was mentioned.

The book was slow, confusing and not very appealing. Emma's whining was very repetitive and her refusal to change her manner even when others were nice to her drove me crazy. At times you wondered what the hell was supposed to be happening as the plot seemed a bit confused and mixed up, but mostly I found that I didn't really care what was coming next. Just as well because I often felt that big chunks were missing that would have added more sense to it. It was at this point that I decided to cut my losses and move on to something else.

Not much else to say really. Didn't find anything to like about it. Oh except the cover, which was beautiful. 
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