Saturday, April 14, 2012

Review: PineLight by Jillian Peery

Title: PineLight
Author: Jillian Peery
Source: Won in giveaway
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
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Caution: May contain spoilers

I loved him—that was my torment.
And I was losing him all over again.

Walls crumbled all around me. An undeniable force pulled at my core.
I tried to fight it, I tried to deny it the power, but I was weak.
I felt pain in my side, and I knew that this dark force was winning.
My veins started to burn, and I screamed, but it didn’t stop.

Thrilling and seductive, PINELIGHT is a bittersweet love story submerged in a dark and beautiful world.

~synopsis from Barnes & Noble

My Thoughts:

I had mixed feelings about this story throughout. It seemed to bounce from one scene to a completely bizarre change of events out of nowhere. There were almost too many genres rolled into one that I could barely keep track. I got lost for awhile, then understood for the most part. The religious aspect was, eh. *shrugs shoulders* But the fairy tale-esque part was nice. It made more sense.

One thing I always love is those parts where guys try to seduce the girl. Getting close to her, almost kissing her. Even though that was all over the place and you weren’t sure who was supposed to be the good guy. There’s still just something about boys when they make you swoon.

It was the quick and sudden transitions that lost and frustrated me. I was staring with a scrunched nose wondering what happened and why, and then boom! One minute she’s coming home from school, the next minute she’s in another country. A-whaaaa?  I was never sure who was good or bad, who Clara was really, and oh wait, here’s another love interest… I suppose that’s what makes a decent story, when it’s not completely predictable.

Originally I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy PineLight. But the end was good, so I did like it after all even though it was all over the place. Jillian Peery can tell a good story, and I would probably be willing to read another story of hers someday.

My Rating:

Pretty Good: Stay up until your bedtime


  1. Lovely cover, and it does sounds so good. I will have to check this one out. Great review Jessica x

  2. Hmmm, well the cover is lovely. :)

  3. That synopsis is terrible. Says nothing about the book whatsoever. I'm with you about the parts where the guy tries to seduce the girl. No matter how terrible it is, my mind always fills in the gaps and it's always swoon worthy.

    1. Yeah, it doesn't really tell you what it's about. I'm glad I'm not alone there with swoon worthy characters. ;)

  4. Excellent review! I can't wait to read this one, it sounds so exciting! Thank you for sharing! :)


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