Review!! Joe by H.D. Gordon


Joe

By: H.D. Gordon
Pages: 336
Series: Joe Knowe #1
Published on: June 30, 2012
Review!!  Joe by H.D. Gordon

From the author of the Alexa Montgomery Saga, comes a book that will take you into the mind of a genuine psychopath, the lives of six ordinary people, and the world of a very special girl named Joe.

Joe is seemingly an ordinary college student. She works, studies and reads. But in between these activities Joe has a gift that promises to add a dose of color to her life at any given moment. Joe sees things before they happen. Bad things, and the worst thing she has ever faced is just around the corner. Someone is planning a massacre at the college university that Joe attends, and the only person with a hope of stopping the psychopath is her.

Oh, the beauty of foresight. More like a curse. Joe has four days to figure out the mystery, make plans to take down the psycho, and save the lives of people. People like you and me. Ordinary people.

 
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I am only rating this a 4 fang because it really was a contradiction every single page. I wavered from loving it to hating it to loving it again.

So I really liked the premise and the author’s writing. H.D. Gordon knows how to craft a good book. The premise deals with a young woman who can see the future and when it is specifically bad she draws it. It has only happened three times in her life and this time is a doozey.

The book starts with 1st person and then goes to 3rd person and then goes back to 1st person. As there are honestly 6 story lines all leading up to a specific event it can get a little confusing, especially with they intersect and you are reading about a character from 1st and then from 3rd.

The other thing that frustrates me is that around the 50 percent mark there is a lot of foreshadowing. I get that she is pushing the story line, but this book doesn’t need it, I mean this is a strong book on its own and it just frustrates me that the author believes that she needs to push it faster with foreshadowing and italicized words like “feelings” and “intuition”

Overall it is a good book about what the mind can do and what someone who wants nothing to do with what her mind can do does when it affects those that she cares about or that she knows. What she has is more of a supernatural ability than paranormal in my mind, and even the decider plays a role in her future.

4 stars

About H.D. Gordon

H. D. Gordon is the bestselling author of THE ALEXA MONTGOMERY SAGA, THE JOE KNOWE SERIES and THE SURAH STORMSONG NOVELS. She is a mother, a poet and a self-proclaimed philosopher. She is twenty-five years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

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