Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review: In His Eyes


Goodreads Description:                                                           Available NOW, just in time for Valentines Day, The Indelibles bring you a one-of-a-kind young adult anthology! Sixteen original short stories, all from the point of view of our favorite male characters - some are old flames from our novels and some were dreamed up especially for this anthology.

Let these imminently crushable, swoon-worthy guys show you what romance looks like – in his eyes.

The contributors to IN HIS EYES include award winners, frequent “Top 100” placers, and hot 2011 debut authors

  I LOVED this book!!  I really enjoyed each and every story for different reasons.  Some were because I already knew and loved the characters and others made me want to rush out and purchase the authors book!  I like to pick anthology books because they give you a better idea if you will like an author or not.  I am not saying I base my entire opinion of an author on a single short but it does give me a better idea if I am going to enjoy their writing or not.  There was so much awesome writing I really can't believe this isn't being rushed to print!!
  As the title suggests all of the stories in this book are written from the male POV.  This is great as most of the authors do write from the females point of view.  There is some that write either from both or the males already in here too.  However I like hearing about the encounters that started it all or the moments that made the relationship that bit more from the males POV.   One of these in particular gave me an entire new outlook on the guy.  I didn't dislike him in the actual novel but I didn't like him either... He was simply book candy to me. 
  I wont write a review for each book simply because I know that this would end up being the longest review ever if I did!!  I will just simply assign my normal score out of 5 to each story!

Surprise, Surprise by Stacey Wallace Benefiel (author of Glimpse)- 3.5/5
First Kiss or First Kill? by C.K. Bryant (author of Bound)- 4/5
Shattered by Ali Cross (author of Become)- 5/5
Before by Jessie Harrell (author of Destined)- 3.5/5
The Qualm Before the Storm by Karen Amanda Hooper (author of Tangled Tides)- 4 /5
Unspeakable by S.R. Johannes (author of Untraceable)- 4/5
In the Beginning by Katie Klein (author of Cross My Heart)- 4/5
A Chance Encounter by Cheri Lasota (author of Artemis Rising)- 3.5/5
Family Bonds by Heather McCorkle (author of The Secret of Spruce Knoll)- 5/5
Getting Closer by Lisa Nowak (author of Running Wide Open):  4.5/5
Precalculus by Cory Putman Oakes (author of The Veil)- 4.5/5The Almost Assassin by Laura Pauling (author of A Spy Like Me)- 3.5/5
Mind Games by Susan Kaye Quinn (author of Open Minds)- 5/5
By The Firelight by Elle Strauss (author of Clockwise)- 4/5
A Very Alien Valentine’s Day by Magan Vernon (author of How To Date An Alien)- 3.5/5
Aligned by RaShelle Workman (author of Exiled)- 4/5


  This book did not disappoint! The authors that I read read previously did not let me down and I liked their shorts just as much if not more than I liked their novels.  The ones that I had not read before (some I will shamefully admit I hadn't heard of before) held up my high expectations of this with absolutely no problem. I would recommend this book to everyone.  It is full of wonderful authors and stories!!!

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great review and for spreading the word about the anthology!

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    1. My gosh it was so hard to put this down to do the chat last week!! You guys are all so awesome!

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  2. Cheers! Thanks for the review. I'm happy you liked the anthology so much.

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  3. Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the anthology so much!

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  4. Thanks so much for helping to spread the love about our anthology! I appreciate the great review.

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  5. Thanks for the terrific review! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. Thanks for helping get the word out about our book. :)

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  7. Thanks for reviewing IN HIS EYES Tiff! I'm so happy you liked it!

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  8. Thanks for the great review, Tiffany!!

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  9. I have never read an anthology all the way through, but they do interest me. Especially when there are stories that are familiar to me in them. When I have tried to read them in the past, I just can't get into them because of their length, I suppose. But when they are characters that I have loved previously, I wonder if I would have a better experience?

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