Dissolve - Andrea Heltsley

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Dissolve - Andrea Heltsley

Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiance, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event causes that life to crumble around her. She turns to her best friend in her time of need. They embark on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they get to the truth, the more questions they have. To Cora, magic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immersed into a very different kind of world, the real storm was just beginning to take hold.
“It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved to drift on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.”
“Defeated, I closed my eyes and took a few calming breaths trying to relax myself. I pictured the dandelion in the park today and took a deep breath as to blow the fluffy seeds in all directions. I pretended I was light and fluffy and started to feel a tingling in my body. I began to feel as light as the dandelion seeds and soon I felt like mist floating. This time, I tried to keep myself in the room, swirling in a humid block.”

Dissolve was a story with an awesome premise. I just didn't quite like the way the author went about telling her story. It suddenly when from one girl having powers and running from her fiances murder, to eventually seven other people having powers. I felt like the story wasn't really about Cora anymore, she was just part of the journey. I also found a lot of the dialogue to be quite simple, and that annoyed me more than anything I think.

The characters - they were all pretty cool and finding out what their superpowers were going to be was exciting. But the fact that they all just took it in their stride, did what they "had to" even though entire American states of people are being turned to ash, there freak-outs are the same everytime. If I was in their situation, I would probably have gone absolutely raving-mad. The twists in the story help pick up some of the slack in the story.

Overall, I think there were good and bad points to this story. So make sure you check it out and see for yourself!

Andrea is a biology nerd who loves reading just about anything paranormal and some chick lit. She enjoy sunshine and her two Italian greyhounds with her husband.  She always writes to music, and finds it helps the creative process.  Dissolve is her first novel. She have been writing ever since she was in grade school and has finally decided to make a career out of it. More books to come summer 2012 and 2013.

Website – www.andreaheltsley.blogspot.com

Email – andreaheltsleybooks@hotmail.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/AndreaHeltsley

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*

Claire Blennerhassett

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  1. Thank you for the honest review!! I may check the story out but I do find it distracting when the story wanders... I tend to wander...

  2. I do prefer books where the focus is quite tight on a small number of characters! Although, having said that, I like the Song of Ice and Fire books and they're all over the map (literally).

    1. PS I'm a new follower - pleased to meet you :)


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