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When the creatures in her dark drawings come to life, Chelsea finds that the mysterious Geoff is the only person she can confide in. But she can't help wondering who she’s kissing: her tender confidant or the dangerous Byronic rebel bent on shocking his detached father.

Starting over in the South Carolina Lowcountry is just what sixteen-year-old Chelsea needs. Unfortunately
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Paperback, 230 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Omnific Publishing
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Traci
May 30, 2014 Traci rated it it was amazing
Byronic is a really interesting read, I loved the history and getting really into the Lowcountry culture. There are a lot of contrasts in this book, from Chelsea's mixed race heritage to Geoffrey's British upbringing, and both being uprooted from their birth places to this posh town in South Carolina. I love the spooky boo hags, and the whole air of mystery and the supernatural---I think this would make an excellent movie! Sort of a Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil meets Beautiful ...more
Katelyn W
Jul 17, 2014 Katelyn W rated it it was amazing
I just have to say that I was and still am very excited about this book and the rest of the Prometheus Order series! I waited to read this book until after its release and it did not disappoint! Unique, fascinating, and just the right amount of creepy, Ms. Jones wrote a story that has all the elements of YA without the gratuitous clichés of the genre. There is so much awesome, I will consolidate my points to… well… bullet points.

The Plot: This story is told from the POV (Point of View) of Chelse
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Rich in Color
Jan 02, 2015 Rich in Color rated it liked it
Review copy: Digital ARC from publisher

If you’re a fan of gothic-style novels—you know, the ones with big mansions, suspicious deaths, a love interest that might be just as sinister/evil as he is sexy, and lots of disturbing things everywhere—Byronic is the summer book for you, especially if you’re looking for more biracial heroines to add to your bookshelf. Sandi Beth Jones modernized some of my favorite gothic tropes, set them in South Carolina, and explored Gullah folklore, which I wasn’t fam
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Bryce
Jul 11, 2014 Bryce rated it really liked it
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*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
I WANT MORE!!!! The end of this book defiantly made me anxious for the next one... I can't wait! This book is amazing. The story is so well developed and unpredictable; it left me sitting on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen next.
The MC, Chelsea, is a very interesting character. She's always been kind of a loner (which I can relate to), and her family is not exactly on the "normal" side of things. She's an arti
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Olivia-Savannah Roach
Nov 04, 2014 Olivia-Savannah Roach rated it really liked it
*Thank you to YA Book Bound for sending me a copy for review*

I will admit, I didn’t start this story with incredibly high hopes. I thought it was going to be an okay read, but I turned out to enjoy it a lot more than I thought I would.


I do believe it is hard to make books creepy. There are a few books that do it for me like Dying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum and some others, but it is something hard to bring across in a book. But this book, this introduced me to haints and boo hags – ghosts an
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Faye
Nov 02, 2014 Faye rated it really liked it
Byronic is actually a pretty interesting with it's kind of dark and mysterious theme. I forgot that this genre had a supernatural theme to it because the beginning was pretty normal but then the story starts to really pick up with the weird things going on around.

The mysteries that Chelsea's experiencing and of course there's the mysterious Geoff. The relationship between Chelsea and Geoff was kind of complex and don't get me started with their parents' relationship.

Chelsea like her father is
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Abby Reed
Oct 14, 2014 Abby Reed rated it really liked it
When I read the summary of the book, I somehow missed the “Boo Hags and haints and terrifying creatures” line, focusing only on the connection to Lord Byron. So when the book started to take a turn for the creepy, I practically shrieked and shivered. I turned on all the lights and made sure my husband was in the room every time I cracked open the book.

Definitely a winner to read this Halloween time of year.

I absolutely loved the setting from the very first line. We’re shown the Lowcountry of Sou
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Justine Winans
Oct 19, 2014 Justine Winans rated it really liked it
Byronic is dark, addictive, and not easily put down. I thoroughly enjoyed the reading experience and could not turn the pages fast enough. The novel combines a contemporary world with myth and lore and I couldn't get enough of it.

The characters of Byronic are unique and well-developed. Chelsea is a great protagonist and an interesting voice. She's strong, but not stereotypical, and has a great personality. She always stayed true to her character, although I did feel that she reacted a bit simply
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 10, 2014 Paula Phillips rated it liked it

Chelsea's mother is a writer and now they have moved to the south in LowCountry Carolina as her mother has been asked to write the memoirs of a reclusive author Ben Randall. This means of course that Chelsea has been dragged along and has to start a new school where she doesn't know anyone. When I saw this book , I knew I had to read it as I am in love with the whole Byronic Hero Complex - the complex that made us characters like Edward Rochester, Mr Darcy, Heathcliff , Edward Cullen and of cour
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Pamela Hearon
Apr 28, 2014 Pamela Hearon rated it it was amazing
I've been fortunate to be able to read this book before its public release. It's definitely one you'll want to put on your bookshelves! Lord Byron has long been one of my favorites--the most intriguing of the Romantics. Ms. Jones has done an amazing job of combining the elements of a Byronic hero into a contemporary, paranormal theme. Her writing is superb--it flows swiftly and pulls the reader into the haunting plot, which is as chilling and murky as the backwater of the Low Country setting. ...more
Casey
Aug 05, 2014 Casey rated it liked it
Alright, so I borrowed this book from a friend and she told me I needed to give an honest review.

The story itself was a good idea. A girl who can draw the past and see things that people can't really see. I'm a graphic designer and a long time artist so this spoke to me in a way some books don't just because I love reading about other artists. So needless to say, I liked the concept.

The characters were simply developed, which can be good and bad. People like making an image in their mind about
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Rumer Haven
Jun 25, 2015 Rumer Haven rated it it was amazing
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The local lore and atmosphere of this story are very engaging. It’s in keeping with Gothic tradition yet gives it modern life. The context-specific nature of the paranormal elements (rooted in Southern slave tradition) is an interesting variation on typical tales of ghosts and witches and enriches the story with local flavor. The author's writing style is also very enjoyable; the voice is appropriate to the teenage narrator but still sophisticated enough to appeal to an older audience. An ...more
Abbey
Jan 06, 2015 Abbey rated it really liked it
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Byronic is like nothing i'v read before . So that was good. The story was new. I had hard time towards the end with it dragging little. The characters were really well developed . Very paranormal . I felt that I was missing a little in some places. I did love how the author used quotes from old and famous writers to begin ever chapter and tied it into the book. Not exactly my taste. However I liked it was new and a story was worth finishing.
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Born and raised in Arkansas, Sandi is the author of bestselling and award-winning romance. She's worked with books for the past twenty years, first as a bookseller, then as a library media specialist and teacher. She lives on a river, hoards antique books, and travels to places off the beaten path.
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