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The Genius And The Muse (2012)

by Elizabeth Hunter(Favorite Author)
4.12 of 5 Votes: 5
1475119054 (ISBN13: 9781475119053)
review 1: 4.5 stars. I had this in my tbr pile for more than a year! A few posters on Amazon were recommending this book (mainly, Robin Wilson- thank you!). I am so happy that I pulled this out. It starts off present day, with the h, Kate a graduate art student (photography). Her thesis involves (one of the Hs) Reed, a renowned photographer from the same art school (10+ years before Kate). Kate gets involved with the friends/colleagues of Reed so that she can get the story behind the artwork. Reed's love interest, Sam is also an artist- a painter. The time back & forth usually bugs me, but in this case, it was very smoothly done. I have to say that I loved all the characters. Kate is the main focus but the story is told from different perspectives-- 3rd person POV. I was concerned t... morehat this would be too "inside" (artsy-fartsy is all that I can describe) but a couple of the older artists (Reed, Sam, Vanessa, Javi- especially Javi) wanted to just be themselves. Javi (H) has a magnetism, and isn't a Hero I've seen too often in books lately. He has a brutish quality. The parallel love stories were very touching. This is quite the page turner. That's the good thing! The bad thing is- I finished it! I loved being in the middle of the story. NO lagging middle (my pet peeve). I recommend this book!
review 2: I loved Elizabeth Hunter's Elemental Series so I was really looking forward to reading something else by her. The problem is, I'm not a fan of third person storytelling and that is how this book has been written. I was a complete outsider and had the story "told" to me. I want to live it, feel it, breathe it - not be a fly on the wall. Good thing it was short and not my first Hunter book. The story itself is good if you like the third person writing style. less
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I wish you could give half stars! This was like a 3.75. I liked it.
Love the story!!! It really "sucks" me in, beautiful written!
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