How do I start to write a review for a book when I really don't know how to feel about it? I don’t want to sound rude and too bubbly for others. I'm a fan of Jennifer Echols ever since reading her YA books and was impressively blown away by Such a Rush so upon knowing a new release from her would come out soon - I'm excited.
BUT as much as I hate to say this I was *winced* disappointed with this.
I do struggle a lot while reading this story. It just didn’t catch up well for me and as much as I will myself to like every tiny bit of it and be excited to what lies ahead on the story, my mind isn’t that focused on it. Maybe I'm the one who is distracted while reading it but it just didn’t work well for me.
I was disappointed because with the blurb I was hopeful for a very good story. I know the rating for the book isn’t that high on GR but I was thinking it wasn’t released yet so maybe people haven’t read it plus it’s a J.Echols novel so it would be good but NOOOOO – I don’t know what’s wrong but the story seems to lack a very important ingredient that I can’t pin point.
Levitating Las Vegas is way way way different from other J.Echols novel that I've read. I'm used to those sweet, romantic and fluffy love stories of hewr but this is way too bizarre and totally unexpected. Paranormal stories like this one is not what I expect from the author so I was really surprised and the not so good thing about this is that as much as I really want it, it just didn’t work out well.
The characters and the things that are happening around are all over the place. Holly and Elijah are just okay. In all honesty, the characters didn’t even appeal that much for me. No attachments are made.
On the other hand, I like the plot's originality and unpredictability. I don’t know where the story was heading. I don’t even know what the characters would embark to next. The story line was very original for it’s all about magic - now that wouldn’t be fascinated by magic? The story opens our mind to the side of magic that is manipulative to the point that it harms other. Main woe for me into reading this is that the main question that I have once started reading this which was – Why/How do they have their powers? Was not answered directly so maybe another book about this would be out.
It’s not on the top of my list of J.Echols favorite but A for the originality and unpredictability and the book cover. I still do love J.Echols it’s just that this story didn’t work out well for me, but don’t let my judgment stop you from reading it. You have your own taste so maybe you'll like it. ;)Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for providing the copy for review.