This was a cute little book in the beginning, but it didn’t take long for me to become annoyed with it. I don’t so much think that the problem lies with the storytelling. I have just read a few books that were similar and I liked them a lot more.
It’s never good when both the little and big aspect of a book cause you to cringe and roll your eyes.
First of all I hated the main character’s nickname. Her name was Marsha, but thanks to being called Marsha the Martian and being picked on all through middle school, she begged her friends and anyone who would listen to call her M. I know this is a very small thing to care about, but a name can be important when you are reading and when people keep calling your main character by using a letter it can get annoying pretty fast.
Besides my strange aversion to her nickname (Which they constantly used even when they didn’t need to) I was never really drawn into the alien part of the story either.View Spoiler »Both Marsha and Rigel, the boy she falls for, are Martians. This should have been interesting, but it wasn’t. Although the Martians have some advanced abilities, they are really nothing more than more evolved humans. In fact that is exactly what they are. Aliens abducted some regular old humans 2000 years ago and did some experiments on them . These experiments made the humans stronger, smarter, and live longer, but they are still just humans. This book only scratched the surface of what the Martians can do so hopefully some better powers will be revealed in the next books. « Hide Spoiler
The romance between Marsha (I refuse to call her “M’) and Rigel, her school’s hot new quarterback, was kind of cute. This is a paranormal romance so there was insta love. View Spoiler »This is the kind of insta love where two people are soul mates and if they can’t be around each other, they will get sick and possibly die. I don’t complain when author’s do that this type of insta love because it is an easy way to explain why two people care so much for each other so quickly, but it felt a little lazy in this book.
I was never sure if Marsha and Rigel really liked each other or if they just liked how they felt when they were together. When they touched, it gave them this supercharge euphoric feeling and made them stronger, and when they stayed apart they became ill. Doesn’t seem like they have much of a choice when it comes to being together and that lack of choice makes them boring. « Hide Spoiler
Despite my ambivalence towards them as a couple, Rigel and Marsha were decently written characters who were easy to like. I enjoyed the fist part of the book when Marsha was a pimple faced, shy, wallflower and Rigel was the gorgeous new quarterback who kept finding reasons to talk to her. I wish that part of the book had lasted longer.
Can’t say whether I will continue with this series or not. There is potential here for a decent story, but I don’t know if it is worth it. At the time of this review, this book was free on Amazon and will most likely remain that way indefinitely. If you haven’t read a lot of books about soul mates who have to be near each other then this is a cute one to start with and you just might like it.
This book was clean there were no sexual situations or cursing. I would recommend it for ages 12 and up.