Monday, June 17, 2013

"Hope(less)" by Melissa Haag


SERIES: Judgement of the Six #1
PUBLISHER: Melissa Haag
GENRE: NA Paranormal
SOURCE: Author
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

In a world filled with people, Gabby is uniquely alone. The tiny glowing sparks filling her mind that represent the people around her, confirm it as does the bizarre inexplicable draw she has on men. Struggling to find an explanation for her sight while dodging unwanted male attention, Gabby meets Sam. The chance encounter leads to a startling revelation—werewolves are real. Hoping the existence of something so extraordinary might lead to the answers she is seeking, Gabby enters into a hidden society where fur is optional. There she meets Clay, the werewolf delusional enough to think he has a chance with her. Gabby's plans for her future do not include a mate, but rather college, career, and then a huge 'we'll see'. Gabby leaves the furry hidden society behind when she moves off to college, but trouble has a way of following and finding her. When other werewolves start stalking her, and anomalies in the sparks she sees begin to appear, she must count on Clay's help or risk loosing the chance to find the answers she searches for.


I wasn't expecting this book to draw me in to the point in which I would find it impossible to put down, but that's what happened. Still, I felt confused in regards of Gabby's ability and I found the passage between a scene and the other too frantic.

The real strength of the book is the development of the relationship between Gabby and Clay. Of course, there has been a sparkle between the two from the beginning, but it's not like the classic love at first sight/I can't live without you that sometimes some readers might find difficult to believe in. At least it's not this sort of love for Gabby... Everything develops really slowly with a sweetness of its own and it makes the couple a really genuine one. Clay then, is great! Ah, when actions speak (and mean) more than words...

Many things remain unexplained and I would have preferred to feel less confused at the end, but overall I found "Hope(less)" an enjoyable read and I believe this series has a few surprises to offer along the road.

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