My Opinion: I wasn't sure I was going to like this book when I found out it was told in the form of journal entries, but I was very pleasantly surprisMy Opinion: I wasn't sure I was going to like this book when I found out it was told in the form of journal entries, but I was very pleasantly surprised! The girl telling the story is a 16 year old named Kaelyn who is writing to her estranged best friend, Leo, telling him all about the troubles on their island. People are getting sick and acting crazy as an unidentified virus spreads from person to person, eventually killing most of the townspeople. The islanders turn to the Canadian government for help but instead of salvation they find themselves quarantined. As supplies start to run out, Kaelyn and some of the other young adults who have survived thus far team together to help out in whatever way they can.
When the story starts, Kaelyn is a very shy girl who is more comfortable burying her head in the sand than confronting problems head on, but she decides that she doesn't want to be this way anymore, and in order to change she needs to put herself out there and risk getting hurt. Talk about character growth! We see Kaelyn evolve from a scared little girl to a more confident young woman over the course of her story. She even manages to find romance during this awful time, with the scrumptious Gav, and enters into a tenuous friendship with Tessa, who she considers a rival for Leo's affection.
I am so in awe of Megan Crewe's writing! Like I mentioned above, I wasn't sure how the story being told just from Kaelyn's POV in letters to Leo would come across, but in Ms. Crewe's capable hands I loved it, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series, The Lives We Lost. I'm giving this book a very enthusiastic 5 stars and recommend it to fans of post-apoc/dystopian, YA, survival stories :D
I received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion....more
This is the first book I've read by the awesome Ms. Scott, but I will definitely be reading more of her work! This book had everything I like in a fanThis is the first book I've read by the awesome Ms. Scott, but I will definitely be reading more of her work! This book had everything I like in a fantasy romance - Irish lads, magic, druids, a familiar, the Templar Knights, and lots of romance! Breanne was a little spitfire, and Ashlon was what every Templar Knight should be - strong and very handsome! He's on a quest to find an object that must not fall into the wrong hands, and she's been assigned to help him find it, so they must work together. In her personal life, she has reached an age where she is expected to give up her magic lessons and find a husband. Her best friend growing up wants her hand, but after she meets Ashlon he's all she can think about. So her intended asks Ashlon to basically teach him how to woo her! Fun abounds at this point, but there is also a really good mystery here, too.
I'm very glad that I read this book and can't wait to read more! Keep an eye on Amber Scott because I think she's going to be a force to contend with in the romance genre :D...more
"Once upon a time, there were two sisters, one blessed,and one cursed by fairy magic...."
If you love contemporary fairy tales with lots of hot, steamy"Once upon a time, there were two sisters, one blessed,and one cursed by fairy magic...."
If you love contemporary fairy tales with lots of hot, steamy romance, then you're going to love this book! There are two sisters in a family one who is very kind and thoughtful, and one who is very selfish and rude. Can you guess which one is blessed and which one is cursed?! The first half of the book tells the story of the kind sister, Delilah Perrault, who "is blessed with riches beyond her wildest dreams and the man she's had her eye on for ages--even though he secretly has designs on her newfound wealth instead." Unfortunately, Delilah doesn't know that Chas Regan is only after her money, and when the fairy who blessed her tells her she can't let him have it, he will have to decide which is more important - his family's company or Delilah. Oh, and Delilah has a nice little secret that she's keeping from him, too!
In the second half of the book, we get to hear the story of Delilah's half-sister, Isadora. The same fairy who blessed Delilah curses Isadora, so that every time she opens her mouth she says something awful, usually obscene, that she had no intention of saying! Her mother kicks her out of the house after one such scene, and she takes refuge with a man from her past, her ex-fiancee Sam. She is forced to cook and clean for him until she can find out how to break the curse.
This book is a very quick read because it is fast paced and more often than not hilarious! I read it one day because I couldn't put it down! I totally blamed K.E. Saxon for my lack of sleep and not getting any work done the next day! This is a really fun, really HOT book, full of magic and romance, and I can definitely recommend it :D...more