segunda-feira, 17 de agosto de 2015

ARC Review: Good Intentions

Good Intentions
By Pembroke Sinclair

book rate:  (3/5)

Series: The Road to Salvation
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Release Date: July 28th 2015
Genre: Young Adult; Paranormal Romace
Page Count: 190
Source: We received a copy of this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Katie has been through Hell—literally—and discovered that it wasn’t as bad as she thought it would be. In fact, she kind of enjoyed it. She got to be with Josh, found out about her past, and discovered who she wanted to be as a person. Katie didn’t care that her actions went against social norms. She was happy.

But things are changing—again. Wes has come back into her life, and that can only mean trouble. His presence threatens to unravel her new-found happiness. She can’t allow that. She won’t let him back in. Yet, Katie can’t push him away. 

Thrown back into a state of confusion and uncertainty, Katie is once again forced to pick sides, and in the process, she may lose herself.


Reading a book is an individual experience and therefore two people reading the same book will always have different reading experiences (and the derived feelings and opinions regarding the book). This happened very clearly to me and Isabel while reading Good Itentions.

Isabel points out her discomfort with the writting style, as we have referred in our review of book two, Dealing With Devils, the main character Katie keeps asking questions to herself in her head in a way we didn't consider very natural...

Secondly Isabel was enjoying this series mainly because the main characters weren't the typical type, the female protagonist wasn't a heroine and the male protagonist was a demon capable of loving and worthy of being trusted. Good Intentions disappointed Isabel because in this book Katie choses "the good side" and the demon betrays her showing therefore that he is a typical demon.

I personally only disliked two aspects about this book. Firstly it was slow-paced, there wasn't as much action as I would expect for the conclusion of a triology. Second and lastly, there were a lot of "repetitive thoughts" - as in the characters keeps thinking the same thing and the reader keeps being told that she/he is thinking that - which isn't necessarily bad because it's an excellent way for the reader to accompany the character's development and changes of mind more closely, but I would suggest formulating the thoughts differently so as not to sound so repetitive.

To wrap up we will leave the messages each of us took from reading Good Intentions and also what made us warm up to this story. Isabel enjoyed the "Be careful with who you trust" message and I loved the "You always have a choive; no matter how far you've gone, you can always change paths" message.

Congratulations Pembroke Sinclair on writing this triology, thank you for giving us the opportunity to review it and good luck with future projects!

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