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review 2016-01-28 12:32
Reflected in You - Sylvia Day

Great book, is this the end ?

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review 2015-05-25 17:26
Reflected in You - Sylvia Day

This book should be called "you can't fuck away your problems"

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review 2015-02-26 23:22
I Won't Compare...
Bared to You - Sylvia Day
Reflected in You - Sylvia Day

What is your favorite? The Fifty Shades of Grey-trilogy or the Crossfire series? Or do you, like many, hate them both?

I must say, I am a Fifty-girl!

Well... Now I got that out of my chest, but as it says in my headline; I am not going to compare them. What I am going to do is giving an overall review of the first two books of the Crossfire series. 

 

Title: Bared to You and Reflected in You

Series Title: Crossfire (#1, #2)

Author: Sylvia Day

Original Published Date: April 2012, October 2012

Pages: 414, 371

Edition Language: Danish

Format: Paperback

Category: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica, Chick-lit,

 

Summary: (from Goodreads:) Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness…

He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...

 

Yeah, woman and Man meet, they both have ghost of the past hunting them, troubles occurs thanks to the ghost. Not an original plot, but I don't mind.

That was the first book... The second was not so much different. New troubles occurs. Old troubles are still in the air.

It might sound boring and unoriginal, the way I 'sell' it, but I mean - I think it is okay, because to me, I read it for entertainment, not the big literary blow-your-mind-book. 

That said... 

 

Review: 

For the first time in years I read the second book right after I read the first. Sounds positive,eh? No! I read the second book, because after I read the first I thought: "What? Is that it? It's already done? But nothing really happened!" 

It started out good. Very good. I always like the pre-relationship in these kind of books. The male main character's first name: Gideon - I really don't like that name. It reminds me of a giddy (got that? Gideon/giddy-on - haha) Irishman, not a dominating, controlling billionaire. The surname is good. Cross. Gideon Cross. 

A like him and I like the female main character, Eva Tramell. She's got a fighting spirit, which I really like. 

 

But my problem was, that after the pre-relationship it got reeeaally serious and oh-I-can't-bear-not being-with-you. Actually, I said nothing really happened, and it didn't, but at the same time a lot of things happened. They were just not revolutionary to the plot. Just the same I-don't-know-if-this-relationship-will-work-but-I-am-soooo-into-him!

So a lot of things happened, but at the same time - nothing happened. I almost never forget a book, but to be honest... I have almost forgotten most of it. 

The second became better. Actually felt like there were a plot. Still a lot of going, without going anywhere, but it got better.

 

I am still not entire fed, but at least this ending was a better closure than the other. I can now move on and wait to read the rest of the others later, like I prefer. And yes, I am going to read the rest. 

 

I gave Bared to You 3.5 stars and I gave Reflected in You 4 stars. It is going the right way, but for now, the Crossfire series will have overall 3.5 stars.

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text 2015-01-20 02:55
Are you for real??
Reflected in You - Sylvia Day

I mean really, this is where we're taking this series?

 

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I don't know what possessed me to read the second book after hating the first book so much, but I really hated this one even more. 

 

The sex isn't sexy, Gideon isn't all that, oh and by the way....

 

spoilers ahead....

 

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review 2014-11-22 00:00
Reflected in You
Reflected in You - Sylvia Day 2.5

Así que... ejem... leí esto.

Y no estuvo demasiado horripilante. Muchísimo mejor que el primero!

Necesitaba algo para relajar mi cerebro. Un buen romance simple y con mucho revuelco y... ¡Sorpresa! No lo odié.

El final fue bastante inesperado, si bien ultra-melodramático y bastante tirado de los pelos, repito, ciertamente inesperado.

Obviamente, tiene sus obvias fallas: diálogos insoportablemente cursis, demasiadas escenas de sexo (a la tercera ya las estaba salteando); personajes satélites cuya única función parece ser meter la nariz en la vida de EVA; y todo lo típico del género.

Sin embargo, podría haber sido mucho peor.

Además, Sylvia Day tiene una pequeña ventaja sobre muchos autores de romance que salieron en los últimos cuatro años: su forma de escribir no es ridícula, no se tira por la prosa púrpura, ni por la exageraciones de fucks en sus voces masculinas; y, por encima de todo, sabe armar un poco mejor a sus personajes principales, ES DECIR, no esconde que son desquiciados ni idealiza (al menos no demasiado) esa locura. Son locos y listo.

En fin, es entretenido. No obstante, creo que mi agrado en este caso proviene del hecho de que lo leí en este momento preciso del año: esta época especial de noviembre/diciembre en la que me encuentro súper ocupada, abrumada con estudios/trabajo/hijo hiperactivo/etc...

Necesitaba un respiro, algo que no me pidiera demasiada inteligencia. Algunos tendrán el fútbol; otros los reality shows; otros el ejercicio; la pintura, lo que sea ... yo tengo estos romances. Y estos días, Reflected in You.

ACLARACIÓN: Bajé mis expectativas al 90% antes de empezar esta novela.
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