Author: Emma Michaels
Publisher: Bokheim Publishing
Series: Sense of Truth, Bk 1
Obtained: ILL library copy
SincerelyEmmaM is one of my followers on GFC, and after checking out her blog I thought I'd give the first in her series a try. I requested it from the library, had it sent via ILL, and voila. So my thoughts and impressions are as follows...
I love the cover. The eye with the clock in it is great, especially when you see it up close. What little I had seen about the story prior to reading it.... mostly just the cover, title, and series title... caught my attention and intrigued me. But when I actually read it, well, the writing itself feels a little awkward. There's a mystery to be solved... who hurt Destiny's friend and her friend's mom? Why? How? And what does the clock that didn't work but then chimed 13 times have to do with it all? All seem to make for an interesting story. But I felt adrift through the majority of the book. I couldn't get a hold on what was happening. And I had NO IDEA what the answer to any of those questions could possibly be. Added to that is Destiny's relationship with David. He's her ex- but the details are left a mystery to the reader for the bulk of the book. And she can't seem to let him go entirely, which complicates things.
Anyway, I don't regret reading it, but I don't know that I'll continue with the series. The second book, Anasazi, involves David and a girl named Megan. There's also a third book, Firstling, due out this August and a 4th planned for next year. Emma does have a new series coming out, though. I am tempted to give the first of this new series, Owlet (due out this October), a try.