I received this book from Diana(thank you!) a few months ago, and I got to read it two weeks ago, between math, biology and other school subjects. :D
Love Lines is really a sweet book, I got to read it without knowing anything about it, I haven’t read anything about it, not even a single review or description, wich I highly recommend you to do it. :D I wanted it to be a surprise and it fully worth it! Only the title succeeded to attract me, and it was enough to make me want to read it and then to love it.
The main character of this book is Eileen Clark, a seventeen years old(almost eighteen) girl from Norfield, that just graduated high school and who considers herself to be a pretty normal person, until the moment when some awful nightmares are disturbing her sleep several nights in a row. Considering her best friend’s advice, Amanda Fairey, Eileen goes with her at a fortune-teller, who seems to know about these nightmares. This so-called fortune-teller corrects the girls, calling herself not a fortune teller, but a Feta, a fate reader. Then she examines Eileen’s palm saying some none-sense about Eileen being born to be a Fairey family member. None-sense for Eileen, but not for Amanda, how we will find out about later.
The nighmares are still making their own way through Eileen’s sleep, so the surprises do. Eileen finds a letter of acceptance at the University of Dever, being forced to give up at her dream to follow the University of Sheffield. The things get better when she finds out that Amanda will go there too, and as strange as it may seem, they must go there immediately, cause Alexis Wilde, the head of Dever, came after them personally.
Before they arrive, Alexis explains to Eileen why was she accepted at Dever, and the truth is that she was never so normal as she thought to be. She possesses some supernatural powers, and Dever is full of this kind of students. There she will be able to train herself and to manage to control her powers. Not only that, but she finds out that Amanda always knew about this hidden world, and she was always a part of it, even if just from the edge. The Dever’s faculties are seven at number, based on the abilities: Fairey, Feta, Vero, Ventura, Meridin and Wizardy.
At Dever, Eileen meets Amanda’s brother, Christian, and they experience together new feelings. They fall in love and discover that there is a thin bond between them, that brings them even closer. That’s all I say, for now, but I asure you that this love story is so nice and well built, with interesting details about their so-called bond. :D Yet, even though Eileen came to Dever, she will start the normal classes only after her eighteenth anniversary, until then she is being introduced in this world’s secrets by the amazing Evan Murray, that seems to notice how special Eileen is. It is good then that she has eyes only for Christian, her love.
Her staying at Dever becomes even more pleasant, not only because of her relationship with Christian, but because she meets a lot of new people and friends, she discovers new things about herself, about her powers, her real father or why does she has to fear of some renegades of Wizardy, that are after her. Eileen is in the middle of the two parts that are shaping, the classical good and evil, the bad intertwined with the good, disturbing the natural order. But her strong character will defeat every evil, with the support of her close friends, because they have by their side love and good.
Even though I had no idea what to expect from this book, I was surprised about it, in a very good way. The characters are complex, perfect to be loved, and I liked the way they were built, and the way everything was described. And the most important thing, Love Lines has passed all the tests with me, from the moment that succeeded to captivate me, at the very beginning. And that happens quiet rarely, in my case. :D
Apparently simple, the story behind Love Lines hides many complicated things, that reveal themselves along the story. When you start to believe that everything is good, that Eileen discovers everything about her supernatural life and she finds her love, and normally, in every book this is the part where the story ends, in this book this is the part where the story actually begins.
Eileen is definitely amazing and special, not only strong, but clever at the same time. And Amanda is a sweet girl, that kind of reminds me of Bonnie from The Vampire Diaries. At character, of course. And Christian is the perfect boyfriend. He is so protective and warm with Eileen, and his green eyes could conquer any girl. But my favorite character is(did I mentioned him before? Hmm… )definitely Evan. I love his character and his mysterious manner of talking and acting.
What I liked about this book is the fact that I found so many symbols, like for example, the flowers and their meaning, the number 7, that becomes some sort of a burden, that strengthens the complexity of the novel.
I have to say one single thing I didn’t liked. Even though I loved Love Lines, I would’ve liked more action, because the book is a little too static. But I can’t wait to see how everything evolves in Song of The Wind, and is my opinion will change. :D
If I had to associate Love Lines with other books, I don’t think I could, it’s unique. In a sea of great fantasy books, that exploits all kind of subjects, Diana Nixon has succeded to create an unique world, in which supernatural combines with love and a lot of romantic symbols, and that is to be highly appreciated.
So don’t wait much and start reading Love Lines, you won’t regret it! ;) :D
And here is my dream cast of Love Lines! :D Tell me if it fits yours! :D
Eileen (Gabriella Wilde)
Christian (Dave Franco)
Evan (Matt Lanter)
Amanda (Rooney Mara)
Alexis (Olivia Wilde)
What do you think about it? :D
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Well, I really hope you enjoyed my post and my dream cast. :D
See you soon,