Review: Resonance (a Holloway Pack story #2.5) by JA Belfield

Posted December 27, 2012 by Lola in Fantasy, Review / 4 Comments

cover of resonanceResonance (A Holloway Pack Story #2.5)
by JA Belfield

I got this for review

Blurb from Goodreads: Guilt is a heavy burden for the one carrying it.

Jem Stonehouse is no exception to this rule.

What if she’d acted sooner? What if she’d fully recognised the threat? What if she hadn’t allowed the male pack members to head into the witches’ ambush?

For one, youngest pack member Josh Larsen wouldn’t be trapped in the sleep of the dead.

Now, Jem is convinced it’s her job to bring him back to life no matter what it takes— learning more about her heritage, risking pack exposure, or travelling to places she couldn’t have imagined possible.

Even if the journey endangers her soul.

My review:
This is a short story, but it doens’t feel like one. It continues right after were Blue Moon ended. The story continues and I read it in one sitting, because I had to know what happened. Eevery book in this series is even better than the last one and I can’t wait to read what this author writes next!

Normally I don’t like short stories, because they have that distinctive short story feel, there just isn’t enough story and it feels rushed. Resonance wasn’t like that at all, it felt like I just started a new book, okay it was shorter than a normal book, but the writing style felt just like it was a book. I really love how this author has the ability to write short stories, that don’t feel like short stories. I liked where the story took us and was surprised at how some things turned out. And the ending was awesome and makes me want to read the next book!

There isn’t much room for world building and character development in such a short story, but the author still managed to put in a little of both. We learn some new things about the world, that surprised me. Also we get to see more intereactions between Jem and Sean and how they deal with the situation.

To conclude: I really enjoyed this and how it didn’t feel like a short story at all. I liked that the author managed to even include a bit world building and character development. And after reading this I am even more looking forward to the next book.


You can find this book on Goodreads

As this book isn’t releashed yet (I was lucky enough to get an ARC!). I will post the links to the page of this author on the following sites:
Books On Board

The expected publication date is 2 April, 2012


4 responses to “Review: Resonance (a Holloway Pack story #2.5) by JA Belfield

    • I think that’s a good idea. If you didn’t love book 1, just pick up some of the short stories or book 2 and see if you like those better. But there are also people who loved the first book of the series.

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