The eighth book for The Artful Readers Club is
by Elaine Pierson
2-3*I was intrigued by this story at the beginning because Lacey was portrayed as a victim of her powers and she took control of her own life when things at home went sour. However when Lacey met Jesse, I didn’t like how manipulative she was and how she acted with Scotty to make Jesse jealous. And when the two friends started fighting because of it she didn’t even feel responsible let alone remorseful. Not that Jesse is any good either when he decides that a girl he met a day ago is more important than his friendship with his pack. I understand this was to illustrate their attraction and insta love but it made them look childish and selfish.
And why in hell did she so easily tell Cole about her powers when she tried so hard to keep them hidden from her doctors who tortured her? She didn’t even tell Jesse and here she is spilling it all to her enemy. Also I didn’t understand the need for Cole and Lacey to be together. It was a poor attempt to make a bad guy look like he has feelings even though he’s supposed to be the villain in this story so the reader really shouldn’t be sympathizing with him.
And it made Lacey look slutty. She didn’t even feel any attraction to him, there was no conflict in her mind and the only explanation we got is that Cole looked like Jesse being his identical twin. Obviously she just forgot about the fact that he kidnapped her, drugged her, locked her in a room, chained her and was trying to use her for her powers.
"For some, it's happiness and for others, it's acceptance. Whatever it is for you, don't stop until you find it." ~ Elaine Pierson, Growl
"She learned early on that she was different and people didn't like different." ~ Elaine Pierson, Growl
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