December 06, 2014

Review: Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

Now the #1 international bestselling author returns. The new Crossfire novel by Sylvia Day.
Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.

The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we'd worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we'd had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...

If needed: My re-read reviews for BARED TO YOU, REFLECTED IN YOU and ENTWINED WITH YOU.


Captivated by You by Sylvia Day
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

1 I need to bleach my brain STAR

Disclaimer: If you like this book...STOP READING NOW!!
If you happen to be a fan of the series or SD...STOP READING NOW!!
I'm serious, this is going to offend and I don't want to lose my dear friends...;P


Posted before the read:

BR with the most fabulous girls around...Jasmine, Supreet and Eda!

Not looking forward to read this particular book, but our epic BRs make everything better. So this should be at least highly entertaining. ;D


Posted after reading:


If you know was fairly predictable how I would react to Captivated by you, but honestly I was hoping and even praying a little that a gazillion years between publishing the last book and this one would help Ms. Day to find some actual plot. such luck.

First off...

That little gif above just shows my overall reaction to everything that happens here, from start to finish. I was angry and so damn pissed off. On the one hand I'm mad at myself for actually reading; on the other hand I was so shocked and stunned how bad a book can actually be. Yes, I'm looking at you Ms. Day and yes that's a judgy look you're receiving...

There is no point to map out the events that follow, or even hint at what to expect when you go in, because honest to god NOTHING happens. Absolutely nothing.

Except for me getting angry at useless fights, even more useless scenes with filler friends, talking in circles and nothing substantially happening.

Now let's talk about Eva!

I don't think I've ever had such a strong reaction to a female character in any book. I'm just going to say it...look away if you don't want to know:

She is a hypocritical-insecure-selfish bitch! And that's actually one of the nicer things I have to say about her.

For some reason she is under the impression that she can treat people with disrespect, but once they turn the tables the gloves are off. WTF? I actually felt sorry for Gideon during that particular conversation involving Brett and Corinne.

Girl, get a grip on reality and get over yourself. Also grow up and don't run away every time something doesn't work out the way you want it to and most of all get hormones under control...just one word...Brett!

But then again Gideon isn't one bit better...

Seriously, cry me a river, Gideon! Going in I was excited to see Gideon's POV...I mean after being unsatisfied with my re-read of book 1 to 3 a little change in modus operandi is the way to go, right? Yeah, didn't work.

Actually, I take that back...we learned quite a lot in the chapters written from his POV. He is whipped, dependant on bitch face Eva and whiny. OMG, I think Jasmine said it...he comes across like a girl. He was supposed to be that super-alpha-male and then we get this? No, just NO!

There goes the favourite book-boyfriend material. ;D

And together those two nut-jobs need a lot of help and probably different people in their life. My tip...RUN...and in different directions!

But the most disappointing part is that after reading this book we are back at square one...the same lurking drama and problems that have been around for two or three books are still unresolved. It's like sitting on a roundabout seeing the same conflicts, fights and scenarios replayed over and over again. And you know what the definition of insanity is, right?

Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome...and yet it never appears.

And in the end I only have one more thing so say...

I am not going to read the next book. This was the limit. All I can take. Never again!

Peace out bitches!

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