Elixir by Hilary Duff
Pages: 327-US Hardback Edition
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Released: October 12, 2010
My Rating: 3.5/5
Book Summary:Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, she has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, Clea’s photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful man—a man she has never seen before.
When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance, and they discover the centuries old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together they race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their lives—and their futures.
Now most of you may be thinking the same thing i did when i came across this book... that it's just another celebrity trying to get into the writing world. For the longest time i would come across this title in bookstores, and just could not will myself to purchase it for the sheer fact that i deep down in my heart believed it would be no good. Finally decided one day to just go ahead and give it a shot. I mean, what could i really lose? A day or two worth of reading time? Well, i am very happy to report that i was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of the book.
Hilary's writing style is absolutely fantastic, lyrical almost. She gives just enough description so that you can get a good enough picture of what's going on, but not too much description where you can't twist the world into your own. I know when a book is good if i can live the whole thing like a movie in my mind. And i did just that.
The characters are fairly likeable. Clea is a girl that although she lives this fantastic, ritzy lifestyle you can still relate to her emotions and feelings. A writer has done their job when you can sit and say to yourself "Wow, i know exactly how she feels."
However there was just something missing from the story. Something that i can't quite put my finger on. I guess it was the lack of detail behind the actual plot line. I needed to know more. Elixir was a bit too jumpy for my taste.
BRING ON BOOK #2! C'mon Hil, you can't leave us waiting for too long, i'm already starting to get ants in my pants.