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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Pull

The Pull
by Chelsie Shakespeare

Published June 13, 2011

This book was provided to us by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Evie Remington had always done what people expected of her. As a result, at twenty-six she finds herself the unhappy owner and manager of a Denver hotel. That is, until deep-rooted memories of a past life and the hidden knowledge of a promise she made in her previous life pulls her away from it all. Without knowing where it will lead, Evie sets out on a cross-country journey that will challenge what she believes about life, death, and love.

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The Pull, unfortunately, didn't exactly pull me in right away.

Let me explain. The first few chapters of the book had our protagonist leaving behind her everyday life. Great! Then we spend quite a while on a road trip. Again, that's just fine. The thing I had trouble with was that the road trip wasn't eventful. There was a lot of day dreaming, sleeping so we could have more dreams, and memories. I could see exactly what the author was doing, and it was done well, I just wanted more external struggles.

For me, things picked up when Evie decided to fly across the country. It got more interesting as it went from there, and my disappointment was that just when I was sure things were going to get really good, I hit the words "The End." I wish I'd gotten another two or three chapters!

There were a lot of fun musical references throughout the book, which was great.

While this book wasn't my cup of tea, I know several people who would really enjoy it.

3/5 stars

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