Looked like a good book but never really got into it. I generally don't give up but this book is too much like something you read while in school- you read it because you had too. Don't waste your time on this one. Too many good ones out there more worth your time.
I'll admit, the title and description had me intrigued - probably the only reason I read it was because I won it (not something I would have picked out). I am not usually a fan of modern romances, not usually a fan of fantasy, but it still made for interesting reading. I almost put it down half way through, but plugged along. The plot was fun, the writing passable, but nothing that really stood out. Warren rushes through the emotions - they resist, now the love each other intensely - all in a few pages. It seems to be the first in a series - which I do not normally have a problem with - but Warren does not really give a complete story. The main characters seem to be featured through out the series, instead of different leads for each book; so there is no closure to their story. The whole thing is leading into the next book - I would probably wait until they are all out because they are more "to be continued" type books. But, I honestly don't know if I will even read the rest.
When I got to page 70 & realized I had no idea what the story was supposed to be about I put it down. This story just wasn't for me.
Samantha is a married, stay at home mom to twin boys, and a wonderful husband, in a suburban utopia. Except, nothing feels right to her, in fact it all feels very wrong. As it turns out, everything is very wrong, and she's living an illusion. Along comes Cor, who gives Sam the clues to break out of the cage she's in. Paranormal romance, the first in a series. Good story, with an interesting premise. The book leaves the reader with unanswered questions, enough to make me want to read the sequel. Lots of action, and humor.
I found BBB to be a good book. It left me feeling like an easy going beach read but it wasn't the fast paced kind. This type of book has action and romance but it does take some time to get to those parts so reader beware that patience is required when reading this novel. There is also a lot of things unresolved in this, book 1. Questions that go unanswered and a romance that has not really cemented. If your looking for book 1 to sum it all up in one novel, you'll be disappointed because this is a series where you'll need to keep reading on to the next book to satisy your curiosity. Where most Paranormal books have a hard, thriller type edge, Bedlam, Bath and Beyond has a softer edge which is different but still a great read if your willing to really give the book a chance. Personally this book was three and a half stars for me. I'm hoping the author keeps more of a steady action-paced story in book 2 though and I will definitely be reading book two, no question about it.
This book is convoluted and confusing. I gave up after page 80. There just is no point and I have too many other things to do with my time than spend it trying to figure out what is going on in this book.
YES! Like the Time Travelers Wife you have to suspend your thinking and just read for a while. Go with the flow of the story.
BEDLAM, BATH AND BEYOND is a quirky but richly developed tale. The mythology behind the Kin is fascinating and I cannot wait to read more of this phenomenal new series.
J.D. Warren creates a rather intricate story more along the lines of the sci-fi/fantasy genre. From the very first chapter, I could tell this story was very unique. I was pulled right in and couldn't put the book down. Warren creates a strong, likable heroine as well as other characters that come along to take part in this unusual story.
I assumed the author was a female. J.D. Warren is a man who does a fine and convincing job of portraying the mind and emotions of a young, independent woman.
Book 2: Crate and Peril
It is fast paced and interesting. You don't need to concentrate too hard to keep up with the plot. Easy to remember. Fun and light.
Anyone who reads other world books (Kim Harrison) will love Bedlam, Bath and Beyond.
Don't let the cover or title fool you. The complex world building is superb as J.D. Warren hooks the reader from the very first page.
Something is wrong. Samantha feels as if she is having a breakdown when her milkman keeps whispering she needs to wake up. Why can't she remember any details about her life, particularly her marriage or the birth of her nonspeaking twins? Samantha is about to enter a world in which shape shifting is real and an entire race unknown to humans exist. Phenomenal new series. Highly recommend! The second in the series is Crate & Peril.
I have ordered this and will post as soon as I am finished reading it. Ta.
I assumed the author was a female. J.D. Warren is a man.
Book was ok. Seemed like I had to make myself finish reading it - just so I'd know what the end was...?
This book is different than anything else in the genre. It was refreshingly unique. I loved it. It felt good to read something total out of the box. Its odd. Its not what you expect. If you want the same cookie cutter stuff dont get this. If you are ready to open your mind and work through a puzzle then get this. It was just what I needed at the time.