Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bounce

Bounce by Jas T. Ward


I was FINALLY able to read Bounce, which is the accompanying novella to Madness. I was very excited to learn more about Bounce so I as shocked when I had completely forgotten that I'd been given the book!  D= 
However, I have read it now and all is well. 

Synopsis:

Wisdom says that one’s past makes one’s future. Both intertwine with the present to weave the cloth of one’s life in a tapestry of events that show the whole play of time. 

But what happens when a past is forgotten. The threads of memory hidden away to prevent the cloth of time from being unfolded as to prevent it from being ripped apart at the seams? 

Power can destroy. Power can create. But when powers with no known purpose are pushed too far, can a love for mankind save it? 

This is the story of Bounce. 

The god without a past. The god with an unspoken and unknown future. And a god with a destiny and the power to save us all. 

Shame he can’t remember that. 

But someone does. 

Personal Opinion:

Learning about Bounce was something that was and still is very high up on the list of things that make reading the Shadow-Keeper series. Bounce is such a loveable character, even before we know about his past. Known for his short temper and ever lasting love of all things retro, he is the toughest dork you ever did meet. Oh, and he's also a god, well.. maybe.
I enjoyed reading about Bounce's past, his loves and his losses, his victories and interests etc. However, I would have enjoyed seeming more of a plot in this novella, rather than glimpses of other subplots. I hope to learn even more about Bounce and several of the mysterious plots, like Lucifer's) in Lust, of which the cover happens to be purple, the color Bounce's eyes phase to when he feels such a thing. What you did there, I see it.

I want to talk about Lucifer and how much I love him though.
I adore the devil. Oooh, he is such an evil bastard, I love it. I would have liked a clearer look into his and Bounce's past relationship though, I'm hoping (*echos* hoping, hoping) to learn more about that in Lust. There is no way it can be more tragic than what Lucifer did to Bounce's bride to be on their wedding day, however I have high hopes about that. *grins*
I do wish, that the novella had focused a bit more on Bounce's mysterious origins than it did, but then I realize that Bounce has more than one mysterious origin. Though giving the big bomb of the secret in the last line of the novella was frustrating, although, it does make me look forward to Lust for more answers.


Favorite Quote:
It was a novella, so I'll only include one.
"Sorry, swallowed too fast. It was bad soda, bad, bad." 

Overall Rating:


3.5/5

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