Release Date: October 9th, 2012
Finished Date: October 13th, 2012
Publishers: Self Published
Source: ARC, For Review
The Review: Firstly I’d like to say thank you to Taryn for introducing me to this book – I hadn’t heard of it before but as soon as I did, I knew it was one I had to read and secondly thank you to the author who send me a copy for review.
Devoured really lives up to its title because I literally devoured this book within the space of a few hours over the weekend. It’s one of them books that once you start and you can’t put down because of how good it is.
Emily Snow has created an intense, feisty and hot read with Devoured and I really did enjoy it. What stood out the most for me were the characters. I really liked both Sienna and Lucas and I loved the connection they had together. It was full of heat and suspense making their relationship somewhat nerve racking because you just didn’t know which was it was going to go. Now while I loved it, I did have a very small problem, and that was with the dominant/submissive role they seemed to have in the bedroom. I didn’t really think it fit the story. Sienna is a very submissive character towards her family and friends, so I do see why Lucas thought he should take that role as her dominant. He wanted her to stand up for herself and stop letting people walk all over her. Again, I see why he did it, but I just didn’t think it felt right while reading it. However, I still enjoyed the overall relationship they had.
What I also enjoyed was the secondary characters. I always love having fun secondary characters and Sienna's Gran and her best friend were the perfect fit for this book even Lucas's sister was great too. I was on the fence with Sienna's brother but I guess he remedies himself towards the end.
Now the ending of the book; what a cliffy! Even though it's a happy ending, there's no real resolution. We don't know what happened with Lucas's ex-wife which is a major plot to the story. I need to know what happens next and that's why I am impatiently waiting for the release of Consumed; book two in the Devoured series.
Author Interview with Emily Snow
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Of course! I’m from a really small town in Virginia (seriously, we have three stop lights). I married my husband a year after I graduated high school and we’ve been together ever since—he cooks yummy food for me and we have great kids, so it’s true love. I spend way too much time on Facebook, plus I have a slight Kindle book buying obsession. I’ve bought at least 30 books this month!
When did you first start writing?
Eighth grade. My best friend and I wrote a book on our school-issued Mac laptops about a pop star who falls in love with her best friend’s brother. The stories are stored away on floppy disks at her parents’ house. Yep, I said floppy disks. ;)
Do you have a favourite place to write?
My bedroom. I like to be really comfortable when I write so coffee shops don’t do it for me most of the time. I usually climb in bed with my laptop, make a blanket fort and write under the covers.
What’s the best part about writing a story?
Definitely falling in love again. Every time I start a new story, I get that giddy feeling of falling and I adore it.
Are you working on anything new?
If so, can you share a bit with us? Yes! I’m currently revising a New Adult novel called TIDAL. It’s about an actress fresh out of rehab who’s given a chance to prove herself in a new film, and the surf coach hired to train her for that role. She’s got a secret and he’s got issues, and I’m having a blast (crying a lot) working on the book.
Questions relating to Devoured
What was your inspiration for writing Devoured?
Little Red Riding Hood. I was watching a popular fairytale TV show with my husband when the idea hit me. I asked myself “What if the wolf (Lucas) wanted to devour Red (Sienna) for an entirely different reason?”
Was there a message you want readers to grasps?
One of the main subjects of Devoured is sacrifice. I can’t go into specifics without spoiling the book, but Lucas and Sienna have both made sacrifices—for entirely different reasons—and I definitely wanted my readers to grasp that theme.
Are there any parts of the story you feel particularly close to?
The music. I grew up around music (playing the piano and singing) so I love writing about it.
Can you tell us how you went about choosing Sienna and Lucas’s names?
I’ve always loved the name Lucas, so that was an easy pick. Choosing Sienna took a few more tries. She was originally Scarlett, but the name didn’t suit her personality. BFF and I brainstormed a list of names that meant “red” and shortly thereafter, Sienna was born!
Who would play your dream cast if your book was optioned for a film?
Yes! Sienna would definitely be played by Deborah Ann Woll. I love her on True Blood, and she’s who I envisioned as I wrote the book. Jared Padalecki would play Lucas (he’s gorgeous and tall and I want to run my fingers through his hair) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the perfect Kylie.
Are any of the characters most like you?
Kylie. She’s odd, likes to have a good time, and most importantly, she’s utterly devoted to the people she loves.
What’s your favourite quote from the book?
This is the second time this evening I’ve felt bad for offending Kylie and if this time is anything like the first, she’s about to punch me square in the vagina.
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