Pure Blood by Melissa Pearl
Pure Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy)
It is only a matter of time before Gemma's parents find out she traveled through time to bring Harrison back into existence. The fear of being found out is a heavy weight on her shoulders, but she refuses to give up on everything she's fought for. Harrison is worth the risk.
The couple draws closer together as they battle opposing forces from all sides. They stay strong until Gemma's parents welcome an exchange student into their home. Simeon, a gorgeous Californian, is as smooth as coffee and, supposedly, a fellow time spirit. Gemma's parents expect her to take him everywhere and, of course, fall in love with him. After all, he is the boy they have chosen for her.
No longer able to sneak off alone, Gemma must watch every step as she waits for the inevitable nightmare to catch up to her. Her parents ultimate goal is to get that last necklace and open the box hidden in their safe. If they do, Gemma knows her entire world will unravel.
As the danger mounts, Gemma must decide if she has the courage to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the ones she loves and stop to her parents' destructive plans.
ARGH! This will probably get ranty...Why did I read this book? Yes it is the third in the series so I thought why not finish it up. AHHHH!!! Gemma just gets stupider and stupider. There were many moments when I just screamed at the book and then went off on my husband about how idiotic Gemma was and how she doesn't make any sense and what the heck is wrong with her?!? Seriously it is like she doesn't want to live or get away from the people who stole her and raised her. The first page of the book she is all well my birthmark on my leg might be how they are controlling me, but guys I totes don't want a hole in my leg that will heal! I mean it might hurt for a minute, better not try and get away from my horrible parents, better to just let them use and control me. Makes total sense. Then when she finally tells Harrison about the birthmark maybe controlling her he is all it is like you don't want to get away from them! Thank you Harrison for being a voice of reason, though you don't try too hard to get her to do the right thing. If it were me and I found out all this horrible stuff about they people I thought were my parents, including that they killed my real mom and kidnapped me, made the love of my life never exist, and are trying to open this secret box to do something evil with you better believe I am trying to get as far away from them as possible. If I thought cutting off my leg would get me out from under their control I would do it in a second. I mean I get that you grew up with them and they seemed nice to you, but come on! What do they have to do to get you to not be like but they are my parents! And throw a pity party tantrum for yourself cause life is oh so hard. Gemma frustrated me to no end. I couldn't stand her. She was so incredibly stupid throughout this book. Then of course right at the worst time when her parents might be trying to kill her then she says of course! It is my birthmark! That is how they are controlling me! I need this out now! Well way to wait until the last possible second to try and do anything even remotely smart. Man I hated her. I liked her in the first book, she annoyed me some in the second, and in this one I just couldn't stand her. The heroine should not get stupider and weaker as the series goes on, especially if she is supposed to save the day! ARGH!
The only good thing about this book was Harrison. He was consistently good throughout the books. He knew what was up and what should happen and was not stupid. I liked him throughout, and the ending was kind of sweet, but man. I feel like for most of this book I was banging my head against the wall. It was just like really? Really this is what is happening? Then of course we again have the changing major things don't really effect the present much thing which I had an issue with in the last book. The whole time travel aspect of these books just didn't work. Whenever I see or read time travel things it ends up with a discussion with my husband about how it doesn't make sense. Finally last time I realized it usually doesn't make sense because most of the time it is not done in a way that would actually work and it makes my brain explode a little bit. I always thought I just didn't get time travel, when really it is that if you don't do it right I just can't wrap my head around it and I keep seeing the issues. Well these books are like that for me so there is always going to be some time travel issues for me. Besides that this book was still horrible. Everything was also resolved way too easily. I was checking my status and realized I was 70% of the way through the book and it wasn't really resolving itself yet. So I knew I was in for a quick ending to just get it over with. The end was alright. The last chapter was nice. At least Harrison ends up happy. Oh the other good thing about this book is it is a super quick read so it is over fast. Ugh.