Saturday, August 20

The Overtaking: Book Review

by Victorine E. Lieske

I have read so much fantasy lately that I really had to work to get my mind to switch gears for this book.  Once I grasped the storyline it was hard to put this book down.
I like how the book delves into a bit of how our perception of the truth may not in fact be the truth.  Even as the book progresses it seems that the truth the characters perceive is still not the whole deal.  It was also interesting to see how the characters approached dealing with many layers of deception and confusion.  
The romantic section of this book was a bit interesting.  What would it be like to have the guy you like being able to know just about everything you think?  Would that hinder the relationship?  Keep in mind that it isn't a two way street.  You are left with your own interpretations.  I guess luckily in this case the guy doesn't seem to be too full of himself over it.  On top of that in many ways it really seemed to ease the relationship through the awkward moments.  They sure became rather committed fast especially considering the number of times they had to start from scratch.  
All in all it was a well paced book that was hard to put down.  Even in my dreams I think my mind was trying to figure out what was going to happen next.  By the end of the book they are in a pretty tight spot.  I really do wonder what will become of all of them.  In my opinion is sure doesn't look good.  I guess we will just have to wait and see.