4.5 Star Review: Switch by Janelle Stalder
All’s fair in love and war.
Two thirds of the world's population has been wiped out, devastated by the worst war earth has ever seen. Still standing amongst the ruins is a mind reader who finds herself on the wrong side of the war. Everyone does what they must to survive. When the rebels bent on bringing down the New World leader start to rise up, it is her job to make sure they stay down where they belong. That is, until one rebel sneaks past her defenses and into her heart. Love will blossom from the ashes, but will it be enough to save them, or will it mean the end of them both?
*This book is for mature audiences due to sexual situations, violence and strong language. NA*
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review
Author Info & Links
Janelle Stalder was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario. At an early age she developed a love for literature. Her debut novel, Eden, was the first book in a series of four, released in September of 2011. The second book, Eden-West, was released in July of 2012, and the third book, Eden-South was released in March of 2013. The fourth book of the Eden Series, Eden-East, will be release at the end of 2013. She is a strong supporter of other independent authors, and loves to interact with her readers. When she's not writing, Janelle is at home with her husband, two children, Aiden and Elora, and her two furry children, Alice and Lily. She now resides in the small town in Ontario in her old, possibly haunted, century home.
First reaction after finishing this book:
WTF Janelle! I have to wait until 2014?!
I’m not going to lie – I was stoked about this book from the minute I hear about it. I read the blurb and saw the cover and I was soooooooooooooooooooold! **imagine that in the voice of an auctioneer**
I started reading and I had a bit of trouble getting into it, I'm not going to lie about that, but about halfway through it I couldn't stop reading. I don't know if I was having an off day or what my problem was, but as I look back on it I still don't know why it took me that long to get hooked. The story was great from page 1.
I really liked the story in this book. The world is really well developed and I don’t feel like I’m missing anything as the story unfolds and happens in this new world. I am absolutely in love with how all the characters are interwoven together and how one thing can really just blow everything out of the water for everyone. I love that Janelle seems to write this effortlessly and have it flow so well together! Now, speaking of characters, the people in this story are so awesome. Dinah/Charlotte I liked her. She is kickass and smart mouthed. Strong and Independent. I did like her a lot. I also like Pete lots :) and put those two together - DAYMN!
Now my favorite person in this book was Bridgette! I LOVE her!! I don't know exactly what it is about her, but I was drawn to her from the start - I really liked her. I love her personality and how she is determined to live her life her way. Ummm and Roman, holy hot damn, Roman. He just screams alpha male to me and I really like it ;)
Now the only thing I both love and hate about this book is the ending... OMG – one of the best cliffhangers EVER! I don't know if I'm going to make it waiting all the way to 2014 but you can bet your ass I will be picking up the next New World book as soon as I freaking can!