Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tour/Review ~ Dissolve by Andrea Heltsley

Welcome to the Dissolve Tour brought to you by Innovative Online Tours. Read the excerpt for this book, my review and visit the other participating blogs to see what they thought of the book!

I rushed into the front room only to find the nightmare playing out just like in my dream.  Soon it was all a blur and I felt as if I was coming apart at the seams.  I felt light, weightless.  I saw myself mist into a million particles before I dissolved.
It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once.  I was invisible and completely panicked.  The millions of pieces I had dissolved into drifted on the breeze and away from my nightmares.  It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing.  The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me.  I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.
 I just floated through the air as my frayed nerves softened and the edge of panic subsided.  I felt so at peace and relaxed.  I eventually made my way to Water Street and then I tried to force myself into Nessa’s building.  My particles seeped at the seams of the door all around, splitting.
Once inside, the air died and my particles began to form again.  In a matter of seconds, I swirled into my human form.  Naked and freaked, I looked up to see Nessa witnessing the whole thing with her jaw dropped.  The coffee mug she had been holding fell to the floor and shattered on the cherry wood.  We stood like that for several seconds before I broke out of my own shock.
I could really use some clothes, Nessa.  This is kind of awkward,” I admitted, trying to shake her out of her shocked trance.
She snapped her jaw shut and left the room in silence.  Just as quickly, she returned and tossed me a fluffy, white bath robe.  The shock in her eyes had yet to dissipate and I wasn’t sure I could blame her.  I was still in a state of shock myself.  I wasted no time wrapping myself in the bath robe and having a seat on her brown leather couch.
Nessa stood there for several seconds before breaking out of it and joining me on the couch.  I threw my arms around her and the tears began to flow without regard. 
Please tell me that was a figment of my imagination,” Nessa said.

My Review
The concept for this book is very unique. The characters were enjoyable, and the friendship between Cora and Nessa was sweet. It has a great villain, creepy and mysterious. I did however, find that the lack of contractions made the writing seem stilted and it didn't flow for me. I found the overall "voice" of the book to be flat. I would have liked to have seen more emotions from the characters. Some situations called for some histrionics, but the characters were too accepting. Having said that, I still found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next. Over all, I loved the concept, liked the book. 
Good Book

Check out these blogs on these dates to find out more about Andrea and her book.
April 23, 2012 adventures of frugal mom (guest post)
April 23, 2012 Bookaroo-Ju (bio/excerpt/synopsis/interview)
April 24, 2012 Red Headed Bookworm (review)
April 25, A Chick Who Reads (guest post)
April 26, 2012 Book's Reviewed by Bunny (review)
April 27, 2012 Ramblings of an Amateur Writer (guest post)
April 28, 2012 Turning the Pages (review)
April 30, 2012 RedHeads Review it Better (bio/synopsis/excerpt )
May 2, 2012 Ali's Book Shelf (guest post)
May 4, 2012 Bibliophilia, Please (Bio/excerpt/Interview)
May 5, 2012 Reviews by Molly (bio/synopsis/excerpt )
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