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Writing A Healthy Romance 

I would say that writing a healthy romance takes a lot of work. And sometimes a lot of skill too. To me, a healthy romance means that the characters should not be subjected to abuse with their beloved. That is just warped. 

Both sides should also fully respect and accept one another for their faults and their wishes. No one has to change completely to accommodate to someone else’s needs. Or one has to be the one always apologizing. Eventually, their relationship will break apart as it is unhealthy and wouldn’t be good to either side. 

Romance and love to me includes a lot of give and take and compromises. That is what love is to me. Not just having pure adoration or admiration. Let face it, admiring someone is placing them on a pedestal and being perfect. And no one is perfect. Admiration is not a good form of love, it can become an obsession or something unhealthy. It isn’t a good thing at all. 

So, the best kind of love is mutual respect and trust. They need to accept wholly the person before them, not just because he is hot so I will love him. That is a horrible reason to fall in love. Sadly, it is how most romances in young adult novels goes. It is just too shallow, and not about personality traits but about looks. Looks would fade, but the personality would never change. That’s the reality. 

So, to me a healthy romance can be quick or slow but just depends on how it is handled here. That’s all I would say about their development, even though I pretty much prefer a slower development of things. It allows a better exploration of how well a fit they are for each other and whether they will be able to live with each other or not. 

Because love isn’t shallow, it needs a lot of depth too. These characters are spending their lives and their years together, I would prefer to see a good healthy ending. Where both are able to accept each other for their faults and their weaknesses as much as for their strengths. 

These are what I would consider a part of a healthy romance. Feel free to leave a comment on what you think would be a healthy romance and what isn’t. I really look forward to knowing what you think. 

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Eona: The Last Dragoneye 


I truly like this series, especially this. In Eon, it was hard to get past certain pages where it was just dry explanation. Not here, really, not here. Here I was hooked from the first page. 

This sequel had tied up even more and ended well, with everything going nicely like the dragons who existed for five hundred years and it was their end. Eona would be the last Dragoneye like the title states, and I just felt as though the reasons were well rounded. 

Here, secrets were all that existed. Allies were mostly temporary rather than permanent, and that I liked. And no matter what, all returned to who they really were. And villains remains as such. I liked that no matter what, certain traits couldn’t just change, and that Ido was still the same person except they have a similiar goal. And here about Kinra, she was someone that was willing to use any method possible to do it. Even if she killed another, but she always knew the truth. 

One thing great about the plot, was that it revealed all at the right time and secrets were always different. And with each secret revealed, things just changed and changed. I have never read something that changed with just one truth. 

Eona, she’s a good person no matter what. Despite her character being nice, she doesn’t have anything interesting. Kygo too, but Ido I did like him and find him complex. But she was always bound by circumstances and couldn’t do anything, she had many backlashes to her powers and needed to trust people even the most unlikely. 

As for the world, it was just rather interesting to know. Based off the zodiac and Qing dynasty, not a single person would wear in a queue in Imperial China except that particular dynasty. But I loved the world about the dragons, culture and even the gender bias here. And that the dragons were forced into this rather than freely allowed to go inside. 

Overall, I was hooked from the beginning and would recommend this series fully, it had never been boring from the first page and things always manage to suprise me. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 

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The Kiss Of Deception Review

This is about the book by Mary E Pearson and her book the Remant Chronicles: The kiss Of Deception.

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This book overall I enjoyed it a lot, I read finished the book. It had me hooked, however I do feel that there are some things that could be improved on.
The point of view is written in first person which is a strange choice for a fantasy book, however I do like Lia as a general character.
She is strong and has her own flaws which affect her in her own way. Rafe is rather okay, he does have his own personality traits which set him apart from Lia.
Kaden is an assassin however, I can’t even feel anything menacing or ruthless about him. If that is the case, he is not a assassin much at all. However, I do like him to a certain extent.
Pauline is my personal favourite, she is such a joy to read for me. She is a patient, smart, loyal like how Lia describes her and everything.
The plot at the beginning was interesting, I really liked Lia and how she wanted to flee because who wants to marry someone that you barely know. The plot in the middle was quite realistic though I felt that Lia isn’t very intelligent or active as she doesn’t really go inside into trying to find out who were Rafe and Kaden exactly.
The world building here is great I have to admit, I can’t really think of anything that is missing with a map of the world and everything in place. The world is rather realistic and possible and I like the parts about the gods, and the gift.
But generally, this is a good read.
Rating: 4 out of 5

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