Blog Tour Stop: Nine Lives by Shari Richardson- Giveaway, Review, and Promo Trailer
Author: Shari Richardson
Release Date: August 23, 2012
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
When in the midst of the usual supernatural uproar which surrounds her, Kerry Cote finds herself pregnant, she thinks the worst has finally come. But when her fiancé doubts her love and her child while the supernatural world lays itself at her feet, Kerry knows she must be strong. Nine Lives takes readers through Kerry’s pregnancy and an epic battle among vampires to bring them out on the other side with the birth of her child.
Shari Richardson holds a master's degree in English Education and has spent much of her life teaching students the joy of reading and writing. Her love of writing began when she was in elementary school and has carried through her entire adult life. Shari lives in Pennsylvania with her two Chihuahuas.
I liked the beginning, wanted to hit someone in the middle, and wanted to kill everybody and shout out my hate for the world at the end.
In the beginning, Kerry is at her sister's wedding and when she feels the love between Mathias and Mairin, it reminds her of how she and Xavier feel about each other. After she catches Mairin's bouquet, she gives Xavier a sort of wink, wink, hint, hint, and he asks her to marry him ( for the third time), but she says yes this time around. They go on a walk and copulate their love.
In comes Meg, from Xavier's not so distant past, saying that he had promised her that he would love and marry her forever. It also turns out that she has some sort of 'super power' where she can make people feel jealousy. Her parents and her want to have a sort of alliance with Xavier and his werepanthers, so she uses that jealousy to separate Xavier and Kerry, and it works. Now, Kerry and Xavier must figure out if they can work through Meg putting Xavier in blinding jealous over Kerry.
Then, a bit later, Kerry finds out that she's pregnant with Xavier's child. Since werepanthers can't usually have kids, Kerry knows that this will fuel the fire to Xavier thinking that she's been sleeping with other people.
So, as I said before, I really did like the beginning. BUT this book went in kind of a fast past, so I finished it pretty quickly. In the middle, when Meg has successfully separated Xavier and Kerry, I was all like 'HOW could you, Xavier????' I mean, it seemed like their live was all unconditional... but, I guess not. Then in the end... I shall not give the ending away, but I almost absolutely hated it. It was like one of those cliffhangers, where there will most likely not be another book to settle it all. This made me ssooo angry. I mean, come on? Really? Did that really need to happen. It felt it a bit Twilight -esque to me, but that is only my opinion. I'm not the only one with an opinion, and after reading some other reviews, people may think that the ending is tied in a nice, neat, and big bow.
So, I really gave this book a 3.5 (What's up with all of my 3.5s lately?) because I didn't really like the fast pace (I thought that more descriptions could've been great), and I did not like how the ending went (I usually low-score with cliffhangers).
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