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Topic: Through the Veil--Shiloh Walker--reviews?

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Subject: Through the Veil--Shiloh Walker--reviews?
Date Posted: 8/15/2008 3:58 PM ET
Member Since: 2/1/2008
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Hey ya'll,

I've had this book on my TBR for a few weeks and finally decided to pick it up about 2 weeks ago.  I've yet to be able to finish it.  In fact, I'm still only about 1/2 way through.  This is from a woman that can read one or more books a day, depending on the book.  I'm a little bummed about this because Walker is one of my favorite authors and I can't understand why I can't get into the book.  I don't really dislike the characters, I guess I just find it VERY predictable and find that the characters are not pushing me to finish their stories to find out about the HEA.

Is it just me?  Am I in a slump maybe?  What did everyone else think about the book?

Heather

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 5:56 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2008
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I actually just bought this book few days ago and its in my TBR so it would be great if somebody did give me alittle review of it.

Heather, why didn'y you like it? Is the book really slow pace?

 

Date Posted: 8/16/2008 12:02 AM ET
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I'm not really sure why I can't get excited about this book.  I don't dislike it, it just doesn't thrill me like her other stuff does.  I am finding it very formulaic, but then again, most paranormals now adays are, so that doesn't really bother me.  Maybe it's just all the back story build up that I don't really care for.  Also the storyline is very choppy, shifting from his perspective to hers, to the villains, to some other secondary characters on another world that I can't figure out yet.

I guess the single biggest reason for me no liking this story right now, is that I just really don't care about the characters.  They don't have the same kind of pizazz that most of Walker's characters have.  And the H's world weary fatalism is very tiring.  I also don't find this h as strong and spunky as many of Walkers others.  Maybe it will get better, but I think it may still take me at least another 2 weeks or more to finish the book as I don't seem to be able to read more than a couple of chapters at a time before getting distracted by other things.  I have even reread a couple of my very old keeper books while trying to get through this.  Something I never do when I have a new book.

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 10:31 AM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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I just picked this one up yesterday and was going to start on it today.  I'm really hoping it's good.  I bought it new :(

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 11:26 AM ET
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I really liked to concept of the book but think the story could have been better......I found the heroine really annoying