Book: Felicite Found by Julia King
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
For: Supporting Utah Authors
From: the author for a blog tour of sorts
This author, Julia King, has been coming to our Utah blogger parties for several years now and this year, she brought her book to share with us! I love it when that happens. So we bloggers agreed to take turns with the book and to read and review it. Lucky me! I got to be first!
So, this is the story of Pierre and Felicite. They live in Paris (awesome!) and one morning as he is walking to school he sees a girl jump of the bridge into the River Seine. Of course, being the gallant and cool boy that he is, he saves her!
She has no memory of her past, but through a series of flashbacks and dreams she remembers that her name is Felicite. Pierre falls madly and passionately in love with her despite the curse that seems to be following his family for many generations, the one where all the males die before their time. Because of this he has vowed to never fall in love and marry and cause pain to his beloved.
That was before Felicite. Now, he wants to forget all the bad things and just take care of her and be with her forever. But then, she starts to remember more and more and all the happy endings they are both dreaming about, it appears, will never come true.
I totally enjoyed these characters, the setting and the Gothic feel to this story. The flashback bits were especially heart wrenching and Felicite's back story is quite brutal. I loved being able to picture Paris! And this the Pont Neuf and the view from the Eiffel Tower!
My only complaint was that perhaps this book could have benefited by a bit more editing help. And also, the insta-love thing is pretty strong! Beware if you are bugged by that! Pierre, dude! I fell in love with him, and he's a sweet boy, but wow, he has it bad for this girl he saved! :)
Bottom line: It's a fun ghostly Gothic love story set in the most wonderful Paris. I totally enjoyed it.
Truly a haunting love story. From Morgan
Written with just enough foreshadowing to anticipate what might be around the corner, only to be surprised and horrified by an unexpected turn. From Mariah
I on more than one occasion found my self completely surprised by the turn of events. From Elizabeth