Saturday, April 18, 2015

Review: Falling For Sakura (Falling For Sakura #1)

Falling For Sakura (Falling For Sakura #1) by Alexia Praks

Publisher: Prachan Press, 2014
338 pages, paperback
Source: Purchased through Amazon
Release Date: June 26th 2014
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Romance, Contemporary,
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
This is a reverse harem romance, which involves multiple men falling in love with one heroine. If you like a contemporary romance with seven bishonens heroes pursuing one pretty young woman with all the love, angst, and drama that you’d expected from this genre, then this is the book for you.

One young woman.
Seven brothers.
When she falls in love with two,
which brother will she choose?

In Japan, Sakura is the beautiful cherry blossom that blooms vibrantly in spring and symbolizes the insightful Buddhist phrase mono no aware, which means the pathos of things, a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. FALLING FOR SAKURA is the story of Caucasian-Japanese Sakura, her journey to finding herself, and her torn love for two very different brothers, Sebastian and Darcy Princeton.

Orphan Sakura, with no last name, is accustomed to being rejected, hated, bullied, and unloved. When she is adopted by the wealthy Princeton family, her seven brothers refuse to accept her, and her two sisters constantly bully her. Instead of admitting defeat, she gladly takes on her new life with a brave face, working hard to earn her new siblings’ trust and love. Her endeavor, however, ultimately leads to a series of unfortunate incidents.

Now years later, the twenty-three-year-old beauty dreads the moment she once again has to meet the drop-dead gorgeous brothers, due to arrive for their cousin’s wedding. Dodging their very presence is next to impossible since the brothers, who have forgotten who she is entirely, are attracted to her like moths to a flame and thwart her escapes at every turn. This, of course, leads to ungodly, tempting situations, awakens forbidden feelings, and ignites old flames that have been suppressed and laid dormant for many years. When she finds them competing for her—NOT for her sisterly affection, which she still deeply craves, but for her love as a woman—she is torn between Sebastian Princeton, the brother who loves her and watches over her from a distance, and Darcy Princeton, the brother who was once her best friend and now secretly yearns for her forgiveness and her love once again.

My Review:
Well I have to say that the multiple point of view really did work very well and it went smoothly in the book, I have never read any other book like it and I have to say it was a good and fun read. You can understand all the characters perspectives to the situation in front of them. But depending on the person I think not everyone will be into the book, but for those who are you would love this book, for myself I really did enjoy the book from the beginning to the last full stop. I felt that Sakura definitely had a strong willed attitude to many situations as well as a little weak willed in others which complimented each other with perfection.

The details of this book were perfect although personally, I hoped to see more details of the surroundings even though that was not the main focus I still felt just a little more detail would attach to the detail of the characters more perfectly. But however some surroundings were described really well and I was so engrossed with the book regard less of the details surrounding it. But the different scenes were described in detail with the intense scenes being and the funny scenes being funny leaving you craving for more throughout the entire book.

The ending for this book was also well written affecting the reader with multiple thoughts of what to expect in the next book. I think the author has really explored the thoughts of what each character would feel, think and behave in that time and the readers can grow attach to the characters and portray their hate for the villains (the sister and the adopted sister and the high school bully). But overall I think this book was one of my top reads and it was fan-bloody-tastic, it really left a very good impression with me and I’m craving for more and I can’t wait for the next book to come out and I want to find out what happens in the next book.

My Rating:

Author Bio:
Romance Author Alexia Praks
As a Cambodian-Kiwi gal growing up in a diverse cultural environment, I find romance and multicultural very fascinating. That’s why I like to write about the relationship between two people from very different racial background falling in love, no matter if it is set in a contemporary or a fantasy world.

Apart from working as a full time Medical Lab Scientist and occasionally losing myself in my own dream realm where hunky heroes and sweet heroines fight for their happily ever after, I loves self-cultivation (who doesn’t?), am fascinated about Bazi (four pillar of destiny), and dream of one day having my very own chef to cook me amazing food every day, second of course from finding myself a hunky hero.

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1 comment :

  1. I normally despise books that have love triangles in them, so seven boys sounds like a nightmare. Still, there is something about this book that makes me want to read it, haha :D

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