Saturday, January 7, 2012

Review: When Kyle Came Back by Melanie Marks

Title: When Kyle Came Back
Author: Melanie Marks
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Teen Love Publishing (Nov. 10, 2011)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

Goodreads Description:
 Seventeen-year-old Rain Tolley’s childhood friend, Kyle Ryan, was abducted 10 years ago. Now, mysteriously, he is back—only where has he been?
Though Kyle is still kind and sweet—and yeah, smokin' hot—Rain is drawn to him, but afraid of him as well. Kyle seems haunted by the demons from his past—literal demons. Kyle keeps warning Rain to stay away from him--to not get too close. But Rain can’t keep her distance from Kyle. She feels connected to him in a way she can’t explain. But soon Rain discovers she has gotten too involved with Kyle. The dark forces haunting Kyle are now after Rain as well.

My Review:

I am having such a hard time reviewing this book because while I liked it and did enjoy reading it and really, I loved Kyle's character, there was just a lot wrong with it.

Too many repeated references. Too many contradictions for my liking and just really not enough communication between Rain and Kyle. It was a little frustrating and made the book seem way longer than I think it really needed to be. Things sort of dragged out at times.

It was a good read though. It was different and the characters were nice, I just, I don't know. I didn't feel that love or connection I usually do with one of Mark's stories which honestly made me a little sad because I was really looking forward to reading a full length novel from her instead of the shorter stories of hers I have read so far.

I guess maybe I feel a little disappointed? Not sure exactly what it is I am feeling. This book just didn't do it for me. 

This book fulfilled one of my books for the Ghostly Reading Challenge.

1 comment:

  1. hat's tough when you like the characters and concept..but the story doesn't come together..great review !