Friday, March 27, 2009

Taken by Storm By: Angela Morrison

Taken By Storm
by: Angela Morrison

Leesie Hunt has many rules: No kissing. No sex. No dating outside the Mormon faith.
When Michael Walden—a deep-sea diver who lost his parents in a violent hurricane—arrives in town, Leesie sees someone who needs her. They fall for one another, even though his dreams are tied to the depths of the ocean and hers to salvation above.
Will their intense chemistry be too strong to resist?
Leesie and Michael must make the hardest choice of their lives: whether to follow their beliefs or their hearts.
Readers will be swept away by this tale of forbidden romance told in online chats, Leesie’s chapbook poems, and Michael’s dive log. It’s as steamy as Twilight and just as clean.

From Me:

I don't know what to say about this book. Lets start with the things I LOVED. There were elements of this story that were completely original - like the story being told through Michael's Dive Log and Leesie's chap book. That was really entertaining to read, but the story is told throught two different persepectives - Michael's and Leesie's and I deffinately liked Michael's side of the story better.

Michael was messed up. No beating around the bush. He was in grief, and I understand that but I wanted to punch him sometimes...and then give him a hug. He was very confusing to me. He loved her, but then I feel as if his love was more superficial then hers. He didn't have respect for her beliefs and was constantly wishing she things. He wants to show her his love for her - while she wants to know him, and get him to let her in his mind.

They are two completely different people, and I dont know if it was okay for them. I wont deny that I genuinely believed they loved eachother - but I didn't get it.

They are both very clear characters though. I completely feel as if I understand both of them. Michael for his grief, and Leesie for her hopes and aspirations.

I loved them together while I hated them apart. Michael made alot of mistakes - and I can't say I would have forgiven him for them. Even with his issues, I just think he almost set out to hurt her, which is not cool.

I wish the ending was more clear - or maybe I'm just not accepting of the outcome. Either way the ending was beautiful, and poetic...but not one I was expecting.

Overall I thought it was pretty okay. The emotions were clear, the characters felt real, and the writing was very good.

I give it a 8.0

-Christina :]


Ashley said...

I realllllly want this. It sounds incredible.

prophecygirl said...

I got this today, and I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

Good review, but I will have to pass on this one. Not my kind of book.

Love your blog!

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