Hello Book Dragons!
As you can tell by the frequency of my posts, I am gobbling up books everyday! Hope y’all are too!
Many thanks to HarperCollins and Midas PR for sending me a copy of Inexpressible Island and for my spot on the Blog Tour.
Julian has lost everything he ever loved and is almost out of time. His life and death struggle against fate offers him one last chance to do the impossible and save the woman to whom he is permanently bound.
Together, Julian and Josephine must wage war against the relentless dark force that threatens to destroy them. This fight will take everything they have and everything they are as they try once more to give each other their unfinished lives back.
As time runs out for the star-crossed lovers, Julian learns that fate has one last cruel trick in store for them–and even a man who has lost everything still has something left to lose.
I have been following up on the End of Forever series but I had to go back and read the previous two books before I started Inexpressible Island. After reading the entire series, all I have to say is Paullina Simons can definitely write! While I haven’t completely finished reading the book, I can say that I am looking forward to find out how it all ends. Since I received the book only two days ago, I am still halfway through the story and will be updating this post once I have got my thoughts down. So, keep an eye out!
I don’t read too many Romance novels these days but I chose to read Simons’s Inexpressible Island because of its time travel element. I have only ever encountered magic realism in Science or Fantasy Fiction but to find something like this in a Romance story reminded me of the Time Traveler’s Wife.
I felt that the book is more of a plot-driven one because I was much more influenced by the events than the characters. I kind of have mixed feelings about Julian. It’s not that I completely disliked his character but some of his decisions were just unreasonable. I understand that it’s for the sake of the plot, but still I am not a big fan of Julian. But the plot is uniqueness. Although I haven’t yet finished this book, after reading the first two books and making my way through Inexpressible Island, I can say that the series is a moving and heart-breaking one.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1963. At the age of ten her family immigrated to the United States. Growing up in Russia Paullina dreamt of someday becoming a writer. Her dream was put on hold as she learned English and overcame the shock of a new culture.
After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator Paullina wrote her first novel Tully. Through word of mouth that book was welcomed by readers all over the world.
She continued with more novels, including Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross (also known as Tatiana and Alexander), The Summer Garden and The Girl in Times Square (also known as Lily). Many of Paullina’s novels have reached international bestseller lists.
Apart from her novels, Paullina has also written a cookbook, Tatiana’s Table, which is a collection of recipes, short stories and recollections from her best selling trilogy of novels, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander) and The Summer Garden.