Monday, February 14, 2011

Review - Ecstasy

Title: Ecstasy
Author: Jacquelyn Frank
Publishing Date: 2009
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: C+
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: I received a free copy at the 2009 Romantic Times Book Convention.

Ecstasy is the first book in a new spin-off series by Jacquelyn Frank. Ashla Townsend finds herself in a post apocalyptic world after she wakes up from a fatal car crash. She is the only living person until she finds two huge warrior men fighting one another in a department store. Trace, a shadowdweller is surprised that the beautiful human woman can see and hear him. In the shadow world no human should be able to. Strangely enough, Trace and Ashla form a unique connection even though they both may be in danger with a traitor among his people.

Ecstacy is my first Jacquelyn Frank novel. I found the book to be inconsistent at times. The first part of the book was fairly interesting and had my complete attention. As I continued reading, the pace would slow, pick up, slow down etc. It seemed that a lot of the book would be internal monologues from either Trace or Eden and that is when the pace would slow down for me. I liked it when the action was taking place. When that was going on I really liked the book. When Trace or Eden were overly thinking things and rambling on in their heads is when I would lose interest.

I liked the world that Jacquelyn Frank created. It was unique and interesting. I just wish she would have focused on it more than she did. I think that if there would have been less internal dialogue and more action, I would have enjoyed this book more than I did. I liked the characters, both Eden and Trace. I feel that I want to give Ms. Frank another try. I may go back and try one of her Nightwalker novels.


nath said...

I think a problem with Ms Frank's book is that they tend to drag on. They're quite thick, but there's quite a lot of unnecessary stuff ^_^;

SandyH said...

I agree. I started the Nightwalker series but they just dragged too much. I think she needs a better editor. Her concepts are always interesting but the plot is not tight enough. Sort of reminds me of Christine Feehan's work - same issues.

Jill D. said...

Nath - Okay, glad to see it wasn't just me.

SandyH - I can see the appeal of her books, especially considering the world building and characters. However, I have a thing for books that drag on and on. I can see the relationship to Feehan's work.

Leslie said...

I tried her first few books - Jacob, Gideon and Elijah. Skimmed a lot of Gideon and DNF'd Elijah.

Way too much narration & internal dialogue. I do remember at one point thinking "Someone say something, please!" LOL

She has a lot of fans so I guess it works for some but for me, I need more dialogue.