Thursday, 13 February 2014
The Bracelet is the first book in a series written by C.A. Deslauriers. As the cover of the book implies, at the center of the story is a bracelet that symbolises the love between the two main characters, Jay and Christine. Christine has led a fairly rough life and eventually finds love and success, only to lose the love. She writes a book entitled The Bracelet about Jay and her life that becomes a best seller but still cannot find peace in her life. As the book moves back and forth in the telling of the events in Christine’s life, the author has managed to make what could be a confusing format very easy to follow by using different fonts for the past and present. In fact, the whole book is set out in an enticing way so that the reader gets lost in the story instead of confused. Unfortunately, I could never find anything to like about the character of Christine. I never found myself caring about her at all. For some reason, she rubbed me the wrong way. Having said that, I will give the next book a try because I do like how the author writes. For anyone who is bothered by sex in a book, this is probably not for you because it does become quite explicit at times. I read this book as an ebook on my ereader and found the formatting and editing to work perfectly this way. As well, the cover gives a good idea of what the story is about, something that is sometimes missing in ebooks.