Review – The Pace

How do you search and choose the books you want to read?

I have different sources. Most of my books I find on goodreads, where I met so many great people that have the same taste like me, so I always have a closer look at what they read and when they love it – the books goes on my TBR list.
Next are the wonderful other Book Blogs out there. I follow a lot of great Blogs and this is a big source for good books. Mostly, I follow Blogs that read the same genre so this makes it easy to follow their recommendations.
Then, as you might (or might not) know I have a Kindle – meaning I buy all my books at amazon. ( No, this is no advertisement!! ) Amazon has a few features called “Recommendations for You” or “New for You” Or people who bought X also bought Y… Sometimes, when I have time I click and look at what amazon proposes me. But, truth to be told I go always back to goodreads and look if my friends have read it and how the rating is because I somehow don’t like the amazon reviews….
Anyhoodle! This is how I found The Pace from Shelena Shorts. I found it on amazon and never heard of it before and after checking with goodreads I decided to buy it…..
The Pace
August 2009
Shelena Shorts
goodreads
Paperback and Kindle (!)
I own a copy…

Synopsis from goodreads:

Weston Wilson is not immortal and he is of this world. But, aging is not part of his existence, and eighteen-year-old Sophie Slone is determined to find out why. In doing so, she could also uncover something about her own life expectancy that she may not want to know. Suddenly, immortality will mean everything and nothing all at the same time.
Intensely fascinating and rich with determination, The Pace brings together romance, mystery, and suspense in a compelling bond that is sure to have readers asking for more.

The Lovers
Yes it is a love story!
The Book is written from Sophies POV, who is 18 and just moved to California with her mom. She’s 18 and very mature and she can easily take care of herself. I liked her from the very beginning – I found her strong, determined and true to herself.
Wes however, is the typical male protagonist handsome, wealthy, sweet, smart and lovely and … *does a little squee* he drives an black Maserati *died*. Note: I really love fast and expensive cars… and good looking man in a good looking car is just sexy and *yummie*!
*cough* I digress … I really liked Wes right from he beginning, he wasn’t creepy, he was just lovely but oh so lonely and my heart aches for him!
The Plot
or
how they find each other and what happens
The story was very fast forward. Sophie meets Wes because she hit his Maserati ( bad girl!) with her car. Wes is more intrigued by Sophie and doesn’t care so much about the dent, he askes very very strange questions that doesn’t makes sense at that point of the story. But the Reader ( meaning us) directly has the feeling that there is something up – something about the two that we need to know!
I really loved how Sophie handled the events afterwards. She was immediately fascinated by Wes, by his attitude as well as his extremely handsome face. Instead of waiting for him to show up Sophie takes the initiative. I told you, Sophie is awesome!
Well, obviously they start to fall in love and by the time Sophie gets to know him better she gets the feeling that that there is something weird about Wes and she’s determined to find out! She also confronts him with obvious lies she discovers and instead of being blindly in love she takes her distance. In between we figure out something that will change Sophies live and I really enjoyed the idea the author created!
My Final Verdict:
I found the idea of Wes Immortality ( don’t worry I won’t spoil it!) very creative and I obviously love the two Main Characters which is why I gave it 4.5 stars! I definitely enjoyed this book and I can highly recommend it!
Right now I’m reading the Sequel The Broken Lake, which just came out. Specially since the ending of The Pace was a cruel cliffhanger! So far, a Trilogy is planned and but I there are not official news about the release date of the last book The Iron Quill.
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Cari's Book Blog 8/16/2010

Sounds like a great read :) Thanks!

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cutie 8/16/2010

Lovely review Danny!! I just rushed over to my library's website (yes I rushed, my fingers were flying) annnnnd can you believe that they don't have it!?!? wtf?
It's just they don't have The Iron King!! I might have to start a rebellion or something against my local library district. Shameful really.

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RaShell 8/16/2010

Sounds promising, for sure. Hope it doesn't go down the hill like certain other immortality related books… ;)
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@larissa_sarah 8/17/2010

Great review!! I've heard great things about this book =)

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brandileigh2003 11/7/2010

I loved the Maserati touch as well. Thanks for the review.
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