January 18, 2013

Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

I was unique to him; a woman apart from his others in every way. I wished that could be enough to kill my jealousy
-from Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

Looking at the three stars above I feel totally guilty. Reflected in You really only deserves two-and-a-half stars at best, but I tend to round up because I don't enjoy being mean and I don't necessarily regret reading this book. But let me warn you: 90% is filler with enough repetition to make you lose a lot of love for Eva, the protagonist. However, if you do persist through the monotony, Sylvia Day delivers a powerful ending that will almost make you forget the last 300 pages and make you want to read the sequel as quickly as possible.

Reflected in You is the second in Sylvia Day's Crossfire Trilogy and follows Bared to You, chronicling the trials and tribulations of Eva and Gideon's complicated relationship and shedding tiny fragments of light on both of their troubled pasts. While series is often compared to 50 Shades of Grey, I have been a firm defender of Day's erotic novel because Bared to You is so much better written than its more popular predecessor. But this sequel does little to help my argument as, much like 50 Shades Darker, not much happens to move the story along unless you count all of the sex and arguments.

There is so little that actually happens in this book, I feel lacking in material to review. Day continues to prove herself as a proficient writer and I don't have any problems with her characters, but the plot (if you can call it that) makes me sad for this trilogy I thought would deliver. The only redeeming quality, as mentioned, is the ending. If you can make it that far I think you will be pleasantly surprised, if not impressed. 

Bottom Line: If you loved Bared to You and enjoy Eva and Gideon, this is worth the read. Otherwise, save your time and read a different Sylvia Day book (like Pride and Pleasure).

For the record, I am excited about the third novel in this series, Entwined in You, coming out in May. I guess that's got to say something about this trilogy if I still want more...


  1. I have never heard of this book..but have certainly heard of the 50 shades...I am an avid reader, just can't seem to enjoy the current best sellers though...always seem like poor time management to be reading them...our book club just read casual vacancy and it was a universal thumbs down...i am working my way now though Moby Dick and loving it.... your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

    1. I agree that so many Best Sellers are a waste of time! I keep hearing bad things about Casual Vacancy so I'm nervous to read it! The classics are always great to remind us of what a great book really is made of! :) Thanks so much for following! I'm on my way to your blog now! :) xoxox!


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