Tour Stop: The Letting by Cathrine Goldstein- Review & Giveaway
Author: Cathrine Goldstein
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: December 15th, 2014
What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil?
This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves.
Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought…
Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together, Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will
Ronnie be strong enough to save Phoenix, her country, and herself?
About the Author:
Given my love for cities and all that is gritty, my new obsession with trees really has me stumped. (Sorry.) Maybe it's because trees are the inspiration behind my new YA/NA novel, THE LETTING.
Whatever the reason for my new infatuation, some things remain constant -- like my love for: coffee (although sadly, it's now decaf); yoga; Luna bars (I am petitioning for them to bring back Chocolate Raspberry!); running in my neighborhood; Hemingway; Bukowski... and, above all, my husband and my girls.
I am the author of the bestselling novel, Sleeping With Mortals: The Story of a New York Mistress, and I'm also a playwright. I have my B.A. in English and my M.A. in Theatre.
My ThoughtsWoo. What a ride.
I almost think that The Letting is gonna be the next big hit series.
So, we start off with Veronica (Ronnie), who, I must say is a great an interesting character. She has the right questions (what if the doesn't know he's the devil), and when she learns the truth of the corruption of the government, of what the Lettings really are, she goes off to try to stop it.
This book had me thinking the same things about life, in general. What if the people we see as 'bad' don't see themselves as bad, but see the exact opposite (meaning, we're the bad guys). Are any of us redeemable after we've been brought up to par, even if we've unknowingly done some bad?
"Why? Why does the bad that I've done define me?"
Then, there's Phoenix (swoon). I felt like he was the perfect partner to Ronnie, that they made each other strong. Near the end, Phoenix (or the situation surrounding him, rather) made me nearly throw something and made me really mad at the author for a bit, but then at the end, Ms. Goldstein was redeemed in my eyes. Oh gosh, how I <3 Phoenix after reading this.
I definitely connected with the characters throughout the book, I'm glad to report-- and that is one of the most important things in a book.
Okay, so something that I would change in would be some of the sentence structure. Some of the written (typed, you know what I mean) was kind of odd, as in some things could've been made into one sentence instead of the two (or more than two) that it was made into. Not such a big deal, but sometimes that just distracts me (yeah, I know, I'm being sort of anal here).
I'm giving this book Four Hearts. This means that I really enjoyed the book, I liked it and all of that, but there would need to be some changes in it that would add that next heart (something that would keep my attention more than it did, to make me not notice the various sentence structure stuff.
I definitely recommend this book to those who like to read about lead female characters, suspense, rebellions, and of course, romance.