Title : Michael
Author : Lisa Renee Jones
Series : Zodius #1
Release date : May 1st 2011
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : HE IS A LETHAL WEAPON… One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.
HE IS HER ENEMY…AND HER DESTINY… Cassandra holds the key to Michael’s power, and his pain. With loyalties divided and against insurmountable odds, Cassandra’s heart propels her to Michael’s side-but can her love do anything but destroy him… No ordinary woman can control a creature such as Michael, and only one thing is clear-the world will never be the same…
Originally published as The Legend of Michael by SourceBooks
Review : Legend of Michael by Lisa Renee Jones was an “in-between scheduled review” read for me. I was drawn to it because of its intriguing plot.
As it turned out plot wise the book was awesome. The author really had a lot of ideas on how to create this world that is so near contemporary and yet still a little out of the ordinary. BUT – yeah there is a but as you can imagine by the 3 stars I was only able to give.
While the author created an intriguing plot in a great setting with equally well developed characters she missed out on one important thing and that was the building/construction of the relationship between Michael and Cassandra.
I can only assume that it happened because of the big time gap that book covers – but for the first half of the book I only felt like the author opened tiny windows into the characters life.
And we jump from the first meeting – to the complete setup relationship – to the split up (no spoiler it is already mentioned in the blurb) to the current relationship and all this covering several years.
We jump places, even countries as well as we jump good guys and bad guys POV … in grand total it was too much of the background with to little on the main issue – which is really a shame.
Because the plot is really great and I am pretty sure – rewritten to a smaller time gap with more insight on the leads it would be a bestselling 5Star …