Sunday, November 24, 2013

Review of Inception (Destined, 1.5) (Reveiw by Sparkles)

By Ashley Suzanne




 Danny Thomas has never the boy who got the girl. All through high school, he sat in the back seat and watched his best friend, Skylar McBride, in all his crowning glory. The girls always flocked to Skylar, leaving Danny the third wheel.

Everything changes the first day of college, when Danny meets Mira Adams and she completely steals his heart. She's the only girl that ever chose Danny.

Through the ups and downs of college, Danny and Mira's relationship blossoms into something truly beautiful. A relationship that dreams are made of.
The bond of four friends: Danny, Skylar, Mira and Kylee is tested one fateful night when an accident changes everything.

Inception immediately follows the first book in the Destined Series, Mirage and showcases Danny's point of view during those four years that almost ended the night of graduation.

To understand the full story, you have to go back to the beginning: The Inception

My Review:
3.5 Stars!

Inception, for those who don't know, is the same story as Mirage only this time it is written from Danny's perspective. 

Danny and Skylar have been best friends since childhood. they do everything together. It only makes sense that when they go to college, they do that together too. They go to U of M together, they board together, and when they go to freshman orientation they meet the girl of their dreams. Together. The only problem is, the girl of their dreams is the same girl. Mira. But Mira only has eyes for Danny so Skylar takes a backseat to his best friend for what might be the very first time. Mira and Danny's love grows throughout the book and by the time they graduate from college they are engaged and couldn't be happier. But on Graduation night, everything changes. There is an accident and Mira is severely injured. When she flew from the bike she hit her head and slips into a coma. 

Inception was a whole different ball game than Mirage. I felt like the book was just written better. It flowed better. The characters were easier to connect to. For example, I was not a big fan of Skylars in the first book. He just seemed like such a dick. In "Inception" you get a whole other perspective on him. I liked that we got a lot more of Danny's story that we missed out on in Mirage. 

While I enjoyed the alternate POV and the characters more this time around, I couldn't help but be a little disappointed with the ending. I would never expect the author to be able to "wow" me to the extent that she did with Mirage, but I did expect a little more than what I got. I mean, the ending of Mirage was AMAZING. I'm just saying, expectations were high. Instead of another mind blowing ending, it just sort of....ended. Danny finds a fellow griever in the cafe at the hospital, Melissa, who is visiting her grandfather. Danny is losing more and more hope of Mira waking up every day. He thinks that perhaps it will make it easier for he AND Melissa if the two of them talk to each other and grieve together. Give each other someone to talk to. Someone to listen to the other's woes. And then it ends. Seriously. The End. Still, I can see the potential for where this story might be headed and I think I like it. 

I would definitely recommend Inception to any fans of Mirage. For anyone who read the first book and thought they might have liked a little more detail in the story. It's quite refreshing to hear the story from another angle. I will most certainly be reading book #3, "Awakening" to see what happens next with Danny, Mira, and Skylar.


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