NUTURE VBT Review: Unleashed by Emily Kimelman

Posted 19 July, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

About the Book:
Joy Humbolt is not a huge fan of people and after getting fired from her latest stint as a barrista she is becoming dangerously close to unemployable. So when Charlene Miller offers Joy her dog-walking business on the exclusive upper east side of Manhattan, Joy is happy to accept, despite a suspiciously quick transaction. But Joy’s world is turned upside down when she discovers one of her clients murdered and Charlene gone. Joy cannot help but become caught up in the drama and danger of her new employer’s lives.

With the help of a rogue Police Detective Joy enters her clients sphere of power and influence searching for the killer. Usually a loner, Joy is disturbed by how much she likes it in their world. These people make the rules but are not bound by them. Joy realizes too late that only one kind of justice makes it this far uptown: vigilante. When Joy let’s go of what little respect she had for the human race she become unstoppable, unleashed, and is reborn Sydney Rye.

About the Author:

Emily Kimelman was born in Philadelphia in 1980. Her family quickly moved to Texas and from there onto Moscow.

It was in Russia that Emily had her first memories, her first dreams, and learned language. Emily’s father, Donald, read to her every night and so she learned story telling too.

But Emily could not learn how to read or write. She had to repeat Kindergarten and it took many years, and a specialized education before she finally read. Emily was 12, and back in Philadelphia when she read for the first time. It was a sign on the side of the road that said “dozen roses, $5.99”. It was an epiphany.

From then on Emily read everything. What she loved most was mysteries. But she never thought that she could write. Then Emily read a terrible book about cat detectives where the culprit turned out to be aliens! And she thought, Jesus, I think I can do better than that. So she wrote Unleashed and then she wrote it’s sequel.

At the urging of her amazing husband, her brother, and her best friend, Emily published Unleashed in April of 2011, after her agent valiantly had tried to sell it to NY publishers for 3 years.

Now Emily works with her husband, Sean Gilvey, in their glassblowing business, writes novels, and plays with her awesome dog, Kinsey.

My Review:
Hmmm…I’m still thinking on this one. It’s hard to write a review when you are thinking both positive, and, sadly, negative about the book. Where do I possibly begin? I guess I’ll just jump right in there and be honest. 
It’s not a TERRIBLE book. No. But, it’s a book that I won’t be reading again. Why? Well, simply put: for ME, it was very hard to keep up with the whirl wind and jumpiness of the story. One minute I would be reading about one thing, and the turn of the page, I’d be reading another thing. I found myself lost at times. 
Does this mean I don’t recommend it? Of course not. In fact, I strongly urge you to read this novel. It is a book that does have interesting suspense and murder mystery woven into the plot line and characters. If you like suspense novels, then Emily Kimelman’s Unleashed debut should be one that you check out. Why? Because, I just found that this debut is a bit to jumpy for my tastes, though there are others out there who may enjoy her style of writing. 
That being said, I do give this book 3 stars for a wonderful effort put forth in her debut. I will be looking for other books in the future by Ms. Kimelman, because, with all authors, this may have just been a bit off, due to being her first novel. 
Visit other stops on the tour:
July 11th – Cheryl M. @ CMash Loves To Read
July 12th – Mason C. @ Thoughts in Progress
July 13th – Lisa M. @ Lisa’s World of Books
July 13th – Kristin D. @ Kritters Ramblings
July 14th – Bobbie @ NURTURE Virtual BOOK Tourz™ Blog
July 15th – April R. & Wendy @ My Book Addiction and More
July 19th – Molly E. @ Book Reviews By Molly
July 20th – Laurie J. @ Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
July 21st – Stephanie G. @ ¡Miraculous!
July 21st – Paula P. @ The Phantom Paragrapher
July 22nd – Jaidis S. @ Juniper Grove
July 25th – Beverly G. @ Everyone Loves A SiNner
July 25th – Bobbie @ Nurture Your BOOKS™ Blog
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*This eBook was provided for review by the author for Nuture VBTz*

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