Review: Visions (Cainsville #2)

Posted October 23, 2014 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

visionsVisions by Kelley Armstrong

Where did I get it? I preordered this from Chapters. Had to have it as soon as I could.

About

Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.

Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.

Cover

I like how simple this cover is while still being pretty. I like it!

Initial Thoughts

I LOVED Omens. And I LOVE Kelley Armstrong. You can understand how high my expectations were.

My New BFF

I love Olivia, the main character. I also love her cat. I’d pick them both for my BFFs. She prides herself on being independent but is still herself in a relationship. Her relationship with everyone is different and she’s always surprising us. We really get to see her decision making process without everything being drawn out. She’s the perfect main character to follow around!

My Crush

Gabriel is my new crush. I love him to death. I love that he always messes up his relationship with Olivia because that’s realistic to me. Not even book relationships should be perfect. Plus Gabriel is just plain yummy. Ricky was pretty yummy too! I like how there’s a love triangle without it actual being a love triangle. You know what’s going to happen but it’s still fun seeing Olivia go between two super attractive guys. I LOVE how Kelley was able to subtly make changes to Gabriel’s intentions towards Olivia. It’s those simple things that make it more realistic to me. It wasn’t a typical, fast paced, book romance. It was realistic, fun and keeps me on my toes. A lot of people were complaining about the slow relationship between Olivia and Gabriel but that’s what kept me going through the book. I’d get excited just because he looked at her. I loved seeing the progress slowly.

Writing Style

I was impatiently sucked into Kelley’s writing. She gets me hooked every single time and this book did not disappoint. The plot was fantastic and kept my interested the whole time. I actually couldn’t put the book down because I needed to know more. I HAD to now what happened. That’s why I loved this book so much. There was so much to keep me entertained.

Closing Thoughts

I loved everything about this book. That’s nothing new when it comes to Kelley Armstrong. There’s a reason she’s my favourite author. The transition from the first book was really nice too. I was able to get into this book while having read the first one about a year ago. The plot was different but the same as the first book. Olivia is still trying to figure out her parents but there’s some added mystery going on. I love how it’s a mix of genres! Also the fantasy aspect was unexpected and I love how she did it.

The town that Kelley made is incredible. It’s creepy and weird but you still want to know every single thing about it. I love learning about it with Olivia instead of knowing things before hand.  All I know is that the third book is going to be crazy intense.

Quote

“Gabriel discourages emotional attachments the way most of us discourage door-to-door salesmen. They’re inconvenient, intrusive, and liable to end up saddling you with something you never wanted in the first place, at a cost far higher than you wish to pay.”

5 out of 5 stars

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