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Kindred

By: S.J. West
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
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Publisher's Summary

In the second book of The Watcher Chronicles series, Jess finally learns where her father has been since the Tear first opened. While Mason tries to keep his distance from her, Jess continues to search for the other vessels with Chandler by her side.

This series is intended for a mature audience. Recommended for ages 17 and older due to sexual situations and adult themes.

If I were to use the movie rating system, I would rate this series an R.

©2013 S.J. West (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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A little much.

Ok, so I was getting very irritated with the way Jess was back and forth with Mason. Seemed like she was tempting him all the time, with trying to seduce him then turn around and tell him to stop. I know she was sexually abused by her evil step "uncle" but come on!!!! I don't see why she would pick this topic and then have an ancient angel have patience to put up with this. Grrr! Believe me, I get it because I was sexually abused when I was little but I don't want to read about it throughout the entire book! Almost stopped reading it but I want to know the end. Hopefully, this will not continue in the next book!! For the love of God.....please stop the abuse line and let Mason have his Jess without have blue balls constantly.

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Slow plot but realistic character growth

I understand the other reviews talking about the "I'm ready now / nope, not yet" back and forth Jess does is a huge part of this book and can be distracting, but if you think about it she's in the "teenage" phase of relationships- she finally wants to be with a man, but has no idea what to do and when. She also doesn't have any coping skills for flashes and triggers. I feel like this is a character building book, with limited plot action or suspense. She's working on trusting herself and her relationships and it's not the most exciting part but I think that's what makes Jess seem real.

I will defiantly listen to the next book and still recommend this series.

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Book one great.. book two blah

Started out good but then it was all I’m going to do naughty things to you no don’t touch me I want you stop no I can’t over n over.. it was just a little too much of that prob won’t go on to the next book

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A Big Disappointment

The first book held out some promise as a sci-fi/fantasy novel. Alas, all that potential disintegrated into a sad and sloppy pile of pre-pubescent romantic drivel. Of the twenty+ chapters included in this novel, about four actually focus on the primary storyline, the others are little more than preteen romantic angst. Does he love me, do I love him, why is he mad, and on and on.
Poor and inadequate character development, story development, and sad plot mechanisms, rather than skilled storytelling.
Don’t waste your time, unless you’ve used your credits on real writing, and just need some filler until the next one drops.

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Well..

Jess and Mason aren’t consistent. Jess can’t handle sexuality due to previous experiences and Mason is over the top stand offish. He doesn’t want to move too fast and is supportive. Then like a light switch, like nothing ever happened to Jess, he is like a teenager without restraint to his sexuality and Jess is supportive that he need to wait and his actions are ok? Whip flash. Just wish the characters were more consistent with the story line or more transition from not ok to ok.

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Not Impressed

So far I’m about a 30 into this book, but I’m not impressed!
The strong female lead character we had in book one turn into a love sick teenage !
Every 5 second is a Mason this Mason that.. like wtf ? I will give this author the benefit of doubt because I read book one, but I hope it gets better !!

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I could not stand the main character.

The heroine was not a believable character. Do you know how in horror movies we tag some people as too stupid to live? The heroine in this book is too stupid to To be a character.

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Boring & Silly

So, it's the end of the world, and all the lead characters can think about is having a boyfriend and kissing??? What a silly book. Maybe if you're 15 you might like it, but as an adult, no thank you.

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Love the story kept me engaged as we see how jess' inner struggle develops and how she grows

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  • lj
  • 10-06-22

Horrible

The first book had a decent amount of fantasy fiction this one just turned into annoying smut that wasn’t even really smut cuz most of it was just kissing and leading up to it and then not happening. I think I listened for an hour when nothing really progressed in terms of Lucifer’s plan or Jess moving on or finding any other angels just boring repetitive over and over again will they won’t they bang with Manson. Very disappointed even fast forwarding I struggled to find the next plot point. Narrator is fine though

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  • Clara
  • 06-02-22

Fantastic

The story is gripping, the writing is evocative, and the narrator is clear.

I've listened to the series back to back. I can't say better than that.

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  • Sarah
  • 05-10-22

Too Much Love

A promising storyline overridden by a love story so uncomfortable and OTT it could be on Wattpad. A shame as the premise was good, hoping the next book gets back on track but won't be finishing it if it doesn't.

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  • Cailleach Eilidh
  • 05-09-22

Very disappointing

In only at chapter 14 so far but I'm irritated enough to leave my review early. The promising story laid out in book 1 has disintegrated into characters that are no longer believable. Mason acts like a spoiled child with no thought for the hurt he's causing and his friends seem to think it's Jesse's responsibility to be the adult of the relationship. When that is sorted out, Jess becomes the most sexually teasing terrified virgin ever. I get that the character is dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse but the come on's and suggestiveness from her is totally at odds with that.
Also, I'm sick of hearing about kissing and how amazing it is. Do adult stories really need this? I thought that was just for mid-teen's stories?
The other characters seem to think being pushy about marriage is perfectly acceptable even before the couple have even kissed. It's so far from genuine behaviour.
The 'everyone is totally gorgeous' theme from book 1 is still there - except for one solitary character, which is annoying but expected.
I hope the author gets back into the promised story soon, or I won't be bothering with book 3.

This series started out with real promise. The story might still be there, hidden under the poor characters and their off putting behaviours but it needs to start shining soon or I might be regretting giving it three stars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-22

Tio much love

Hardly No fantasy, or story, only too much Love Love Love . Not for me. Just frustrating me.

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  • Wimble
  • 04-24-22

A pajama party of lovey dovey chit chat

This book is like attending a pajama party for a 13-year old girl. I found myself rolling my eyes at the amount of love struck chit chat, naivety and all round goodness of the female lead. She is innocence itself. She is also the girl that is so wholesome and good that it feels like I have to swallow whole bran flakes when she thinks or speaks. She even sees the “goodness” in Lucifer. Smh.

I could get onboard with it in the first book as it wasn’t so overwhelming but in the second book, it dominates and the love chitty chitty bang bang is almost the only narrative that happens.

The premise of the story is entertaining though, but it was hard to continue listening when the story took a far far back seat to the lovey dovey oily goo.

I cannot even imagine listening to the next instalment, even if it is in the Plus catalogue.

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  • Mrs K Newland
  • 01-25-22

Disappointed by drawn out love story

Enjoyed the premise of the story very much but wish I had stopped at book 1. Boring thereafter

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  • Mark G.
  • 12-21-21

Deflation

After getting captivated by the story in the first book this has left me deflated.
story is very interesting however the constant repetitive nature it's a little frustrating.
Going to try the third but have little hope I'm going to get through it.
maybe worth noting I'm not the target audience.
so maybe thats the issue

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  • Tamara
  • 09-23-21

Would recommend and can’t wait to listen to the ne

Hi everyone yet another fantastic listen!!!……

Would definitely recommend and I can’t wait to listen to the next addition

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  • cannycook
  • 09-01-21

Couldn’t get beyond annoying performance

I didn’t get to hear most of the story because the narration was grating. Particularly when the female performed a nasal and croaky man’s voice. No thanks.