It is review week and I have made it through two and a half books on my TBR list.
Have you ever read a book where you did not want to put it down? A story that so completely had your attention that it wiggled its way into your unconscious thoughts? I just finished a story like that. Heartless by Kelly Martin.
Heartless is not the sort of book I would have picked up on my own. I’m not one who seeks out paranormal stories. I know Kelly Martin’s books and know that she is an amazing storyteller so I was willing to give this book a chance. I am glad I did!
Heartless is Gracen’s story. Gracen is a well developed character who you immediately feel drawn to. Every night she dreams of Hart, horrible nightmares that feel very real to her. One day she sees someone knew in her dream, a few hours later that person is dead. Throw in a demon and an angel and this story has it all.
When I started reading I expected to read a few chapters then put it aside to go to sleep like I usually do with a book. It was impossible with this story, I drifted off to sleep while reading. When I woke because I had dropped my phone (luckily it had not fallen far so it did not break) I started reading again. Finally, I forced myself to put it down so I could get a few hours of sleep. Then, the story made its way into my dreams. It was as if I was sitting in a theater watching a movie, as the story I had read replayed while I slept. The next morning, I fed my kids then settled down to finish the book. I had to know what was going to happen next. I was not disappointed! This is such a great read. I have already told my brother that this is a book he needs to read, it is not often that I recommend a book to him but when I do he knows it is going to be a good read.
It is not often that a book takes over my dreams. I remember it happening with one of Jeff’s books, I got caught up in the story and it stayed with me. I can only recall it happen maybe three times in recent years. All three of those books have been exceptionally well written. I am on edge waiting for the second book in the Heartless series.
Heartless by Kelly Martin is up for preorder now and will be released Sunday January 17, 2015.
Have you ever read a book that found its way into the other areas of your life?