I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review through the We Love YA Books group on Goodreads.
I thought the author...moreI received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review through the We Love YA Books group on Goodreads.
I thought the author gave an interesting new take on vampires, witches, and the idea of soul mates. After moving away to escape her past, Amelia Caldwell soon finds out what she thought was a simple birthmark is actually where she has been marked by a vampire. She holds the vampire's soul and is his soul mate. In this book, the idea of soul mates isn't just an idea, it's a physical reality for Amelia and Mitchell, and I think that was exactly what gave this story a boost and made it different from other vampire novels.
Amelia was a strong character and didn't fall all over herself in Mitchell's presence. She remained her own person as much as she could even though Mitchell's hold over her was intense. It was a relief to finally read a book with a strong female character in a plot involving the idea of soul mates. I ended up resenting the control Mitchell tried to exert over her and was hoping against hope that Amelia would find a way to undo the spell. By taking away her freewill, Mitchell created exactly what he feared--their love soon turned to hatred, and I knew that was going to happen. Love just doesn't work that way.
I rated this 3.5 stars out of five because I felt there could have been more action; the story lulled at times. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment of the series and finding out more about Amelia. What memories from her past are painful for her? What's her powerful secret? I really want to know! (less)