Thursday, January 6, 2011

Book Review: Jump by Jen Wylie

Review: Jump
Author: Jen Wylie
No of Pages: 16
Release Date: 15 December 2010

Perhaps it would depend on who was doing the asking. Our heroine has spunk and a sense of humor, however suffers from an extreme case of inappropriate clothing. When things take a turn from dangerous to worse what will she do when fantasy becomes reality? Warning: May include hot leather clad men, singing and demons.

My Thoughts:

Jump was a quick fast paced read. Like all short stories it doesn’t really give you time to connect with the characters so you are riding through the action.

We open on a young woman being forced at knife point to jump off a pit into swirling darkness. Obviously she doesn’t want to do it but as she can feel the blood running down her back - she doesn’t feel that she has much of a choice.

Our heroine reads a lot of fantasy novels that place their women in exactly these kinds of situations. As she compares the similarities she comes to terms with the fact that this is reality and her muscled hero isn’t coming to save her...until more than one shows up.

Jump had all the right elements, but it lacked staying power. The ending was a little too convenient for me and the action or suspense that it could have produced just wasn’t there. It was like reading through a haze and not really being able to see the picture trying to be painted.

Jump had a really good premise and our heroine had some extremely witty comebacks towards the end but it left me wanting a little bit extra.


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