eARC Review: Rivulet by Jamie Magee


Title: Rivulet

Author: Jamie Magee

Publication Date: Oct 4th 2013

Rating: 2.7 stars

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Goodreads Blurb: 

Unfathomable forces have always contested Genevieve Indiana Falcon, known as Indie. The curse of her cold touch entraps her just as the grief ignited in her past torments her. Yet, her mysterious ability to dream while awake saturates her in the belief that she was not always anguished. There is hope that one day a true peace in her soul can be found.

Foolishly, Indie assumes she has contained her life in an odd balance, and she cherishes the visions she sees of the enigmatic boy that held her in a lost time, but can never reach. She grieves for a life she fears she’ll never possess, and that grief is a weapon she uses against her aunt who stands between her and her inheritance.
Weeks away from her twenty-first birthday, the date where she would assume control over her family legacy, a night terror robs Indie of the balance she was clinging to. Like the dream she had before she lost her family, it predicts a fatal catastrophe on the horizon. The fight between life and death, good and evil, began the moment her thundering heart awoke her.
Everything changed after that dream. The one thing that keeps her curse at bay is stolen, and then the enigmatic boy arrives in the flesh. Face to face with her fiery born-again lover Indie realizes that the only way she can prevent the tragedy before her is to surrender everything she was, is, and could be.
Can she bend the laws of nature and fight the improbability that fire and ice could ever be one? As far as Indie is concerned, there is not a myth, spoken fate, or curse that is stronger than her stubborn desire to have it all … including him.

Note: This eARC was provided by Alvasia Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

My Review

The main character’s unique circumstances were easier to understand as more was revealed the storyline was still hard to follow. I felt like the author was trying to cram too much plot into one book. The story became really complex and I couldn’t understand the twisted logic behind the occurrence of some events. The paranormal and romantic aspects of the book appealed to me but my confusion hindered my enjoyment. The rules involving what Indie and company could do also weren’t defined. I didn’t understand where the boundaries lay….I realized later on that this is the 11th book in the series and I may have enjoyed it more if I’d read the previous books.

The main character Indie is very interesting.. Her personality, her past, her powers… all combine to produce a very vivid and passionate character who struggles to control her emotions because the consequences are drastic if she doesn’t! I found it hard to deduce the relationships she had with her sisters/friends and ex-boyfriends… It’s not easy to read between the lines and understand her! My favorite characters were Gavin, Mason and Sklynn for being there for her and constantly pushing her to test the limits. They support her a lot throughout the book and although Sklynn isn’t entirely as angelic as we’re initially led to believe, she’s reliable (mostly) and trustworthy (entirely).

Would I recommend it? No, I found the storyline too hard to follow and nearly did not finish the book.However it is well written and I would still be open to reading other books by this author!

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