Saturday, September 22, 2012

Review of Sleeping Gods (Lunangelique #2)

Sleeping Gods (Lunangelique #2) by Kristin Campbell

Synopsis:
Alexis must pick up the broken pieces of her heart and pull herself together because she has a mission: To awaken the sleeping gods. When she is at the point of giving up, wearing her pretend smiles and feels like there is nothing left of herself, her friend becomes her savior. Patryck helps put Alexis back together again and in return Alexis sees him as something more than a friend…

Together with her brother, Alex, her father, Edmund, and a team of angels they make their way to Mount Latmos, to awaken the gods. But obstacles are in their way, one of them being Cole, the traitor, the one who shattered Alexis’ heart.

New friends and family she never thought she would meet will come to aid Alexis.

… And a love will blossom that will redefine the saying, “Love you forever.”

Review:
So I am in love with Kristin Campbell. Seriously, I've got a bad obsession with talking to her. She is so funny, witty, and amazingly smart. Just like her books. I fell in love with the first book Lunangelique from the first couple of pages. I honestly could not put it down. Sleeping Gods was exactly the same. I read both books in two days. I did a little happy dance and a lot of squealing after I got Sleeping Gods. Thankfully no one was around for this because due to all my excitement of looking at my phone screen, I may have ran into a wall and fallen during one of my stellar moves. Anyway back to Kristin and her awesome books.

Lexie throughout is trying to mend her broken heart after Cole vanished on her. Lexie handles the break-up in a very realistic way where it's not like "could you get over it please" kind of way. She's still the strong character she was in the first book. There is a slight change, mostly she is unsure of herself in ways she wasn't before. Sleeping Gods deals a bit more with heart break than the happiness that was Lunangelique. I could truly relate to this book. Heart break hurts, and that I think is what helped me relate to Lexie so much during this book, and not want to just say get over it. Also the fact that there is a load of action as well as surprises in each page makes the heart break not the complete focus of the book which I thought was great writing on Kristin's part.

I hated Patryck. I honestly wanted to kick him where the sun doesn't shine every time he was mentioned in the story it completely set my teeth on edge. All I could think was "You're not as awesome as Cole" I know immature but I could not get over this. I completely understand how Lexie could and did fall for him which kind of caused a love triangle thing but not cliche. He was there for her when she needed him, and they shared similar interests. After Cole reenters the picture Lexie goes through a whole "I hate you phase" with him, dealing with the warring emotions inside her. Although Lexie didn't necessarily know what she wanted, many of the other characters did and that made me do the happy dance 8)

Sleeping Gods is also written in Coles perspective which was awesomesauce, since I love Cole. I felt so sorry for him while he was watching Lexi from afar. Cole goes through a major change in the book from where he is more firm on what he wants, and I have to say that made him even sexier. 

There were so many surprises that happened to Lexie and Alex on there journey to awaken the sleeping gods from there slumber. Heart break, and heart wrenching moments. Sleeping Gods is a book that will keep you guessing until the end of the series. Major cliffhangers at the end which make you want to hurl the book across the room.

There is a lot of research that goes into these books, if you can't tell by reading them. Greek mythology lesson let's just say pools from the pages. I honestly feel that what also makes these books so amazing is the fact that I'm also learning about Greek mythology in such a new and amazing way. Kristin truly has a way with words. Lexie's world is so full of magic, and wonder it's hard not to fall in love with this amazing story.
I honestly loved this book, if you couldn't tell by my praising it every three words I'll just come out and say it. I love love love this book, and this entire series. I am counting down the days until I can read the third and file book to this amazing series, and I know Kristin will not disappoint. I hope you all pick up a copy of Kristin's amazing books, and fall in love with them just as I have. Happy Reading!!!

Favorite Quote:
"Cole chuckles. His dark eyes twinkle as he watches me scarf down my sandwich. “You know, I haven’t had a sandwich since…” He leaves the sentence hanging and I get his meaning.
“That’s your own damn fault. Hasn’t stopped me.” I take another huge bite to drive my point home."


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