Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Obsession - Florencia Bonelli

Obsession (Year of Fire #1)

Although this book started off very slow in the beginning, it picked up about half way through. I must honestly say that I was intrigued by the plot and how the characters were interwoven into the story. There was romance, conspiracies, and terrorism which made the story interesting and not to mention it was based in Paris and the author was great at describing the scenery.
The story centers around Matilde and Eliah who meet on a flight to Paris. Matilde is a pediatrician who is ultimately going to the Congo to treat sick children. Eliah is the owner of a security company who kind of reminds me of an Arabic Jason Bourne. Despite their differences, they end up falling in love. At this point the story takes so many twists and turns that I had to re-read chapters just to make sure that I didn’t miss anything. And although the main characters were Matilde and Eliah, the story followed other characters in the book and kept switching back and forth. Like I said, I had to re-read to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
I won’t give too much away, but the ending is a cliff hanger and since this book was so long, I think it could have ended without the cliffhanger, but as I researched the author, I saw that there are two more books after this one and I am anxious to get my hands on those as well. It was good a story, but a little too long. I will read the next book when it comes out because I am anxious to see what happens between Matilde and Eliah.
I’ll give this book 3 out of 5 stars. Like I said, I like the plot but the story in my opinion dragged on a little too much.
A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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