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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Identifying her parents was the hardest thing ever, until Kaya learned she was the killer’s next target. Moving had thrown the ancient predator off her trail temporarily but with magical abilities manifesting, Kaya’s scent grows stronger and the attempts on her life become constant. Narrowly surviving each encounter, Kaya is desperate to stop her potential assassin, but it ...more
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published February 6th 2018 by Clean Reads
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Amy Leigh
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a very intriguing new author paranormal ya book about magic and Lycans. There is a ton of world building and a cliffhanger ending so I'm hoping there will be a second book? I would give this 3.5 stars and round up to 4 because Goodreads doesn't give me a choice. I liked and hated the main character at times. If this is the first in a series, I'm assuming it is, there is a lot of room to grow and it would explain why this book was written the way it was. There are editing mistakes but I ...more
Alaina
Pinnacle is one of my Read It and Reap books but it's also free on KU if you are ever interested in reading it.

Okay, so this book seemed really interesting to me before I read it. I read the synopsis and saw the beautiful cover.. and I just wanted to read it so freaking badly! Then I read it, which at first it was super interesting and I was intrigued. Then I got to know the main character, Kaya, more.. and boy did she just annoy me constantly.

Pinnacle starts off with a murder. Kaya's parents ha
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Wendy
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sara
Apr 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle, epub
OMG sorry but I don't think I can finish this book, or even read another chapter. The characters are just ridiculous! I can't believe what I just freaking read! Is this for real? Teenagers nowadays don't talk like that. "Thank you for helping me to become a full-fledged man last night. I am honored to be the one you chose to come into your womanhood with". He left her this note after their first night of making love. Was this supposed to be romantic? It's kind of creepy, actually. And, seriously ...more
Nadine
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well it seems that for the past few weeks, I have been reading pretty much tons of books centered around magic. That for me is a big change, because though I am an equal opportunity book devourer, magic was never much on my priority list.

I can tell you straight up that I was really very pleasantly surprised by Pinnacle, now when I say that it does not mean that I was expecting it to be bad. Honestly, I try 98% of the time to go in without an preconceived notions unless it is an author that I kno
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Kay Kuever
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, ebook
Woah, so I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I started Pinnacle. But, "magical abilities", "narrowly surviving", "killer" these are pretty much words that will make me read any story. 

Pinnacle is a fun, quick read that I easily devoured in one day because I just couldn't stop. There is an interesting mix of multiple cultures from midwestern American, native Washingtonian to Gaelic Irish. Mix all these together and you have a mystical, supernatural story somewhat similar to that of
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Kim Dyer
Jan 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
Please note that Pinnacle contains scenes of graphic violence and gore. If you're in any way squeamish, you might want to give this novel a miss.

Pinnacle was an ambitious debut novel that unfortunately was let down by poor editing. The novel really felt like an early draft. It was riddled with incorrect word usages (bazaar instead of bizarre / diseased instead of deceased / courters instead of quarters) and generally clumsy dialogue.

The biggest literary crime that this novel committed was that i
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Jessica
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pinnacle is a fast read that can easily be devoured in one sitting. Operating under a framework that’s similar to the Twilight series, the book delves into a young girl’s magical awakening and how she comes to terms with being plunged into a supernatural world wholly unfamiliar to her. The tone of the book is conversational and would be easy to understand regardless of the reader’s age. With the exception of the mention and insinuation of “mating”, I’d argue that this book would easily suit midd ...more
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, physical-2018
Full review to come soon as part of RockStar Book Tours. <3
Baraah Zeina
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh Gosh, What an epic end!!!
First thanks for Lynn for giving me a chance to read this amazing e-book, before it comes out!
So people it took me awhile to read Pinnacle because it's an exams period, so I honestly read it this week not month ago.
**Spoiler Alret.
Honestly for the first time I am reading a shape shifting, werewolves, Lycan, magical creatures things and I am absolutely in shock. For the first few pages, I felt like why I am reading this? Is it gonna be a type/genre of books that I a
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Sabetha
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad this is a series! Book one leaves you with the need for more information on this world and the characters within it. I love that it has many facets to the magical world. There is so much to be discovered, even though we've already learned a ton about Kaya and her world.

The characters are well developed, they all have unique personalities and each stand out in their own way. This really amazed me as it is a huge cast. They are all also very true to their age, in reactions and emotio
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Savannah Maddy
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great book. As you can see I have not reviewed in a while and I have only reviewed one book so after not being on for 2 years I felt like that I had to review this book because it was that good! Honestly, this book is great for young adults leaning more toward mature young adults. I wouldn't recommend this for kids under the age of 15. PINNACLE, in my own opinion, is better than one of my favorite books and has taken its spot. I highly suggest reading this book, I would even go as ...more
Cassie
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free with the intention to review, this didn't  effect my opinion of the book.
I could not put this book down! The characters were great, and it was certainly not boring. This book was the best I've read in months, it pulled me right in. I would not suggest this book for younger readers because of some passionate scenes though it's only implied. Overall I really enjoyed this book especially the end!
Jan farnworth
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
The premise for this story seemed pretty straight forward girl who does not know she has power comes into them after the sudden loss of her parents.  This is not a new plot it been done several times.  The difference between the basic story line and what this story has is layers.  Each chapter we are peeling back the complexity of the story. 

I did feel that that book was heavy handed with the relationship parings so for me that paranormal romance aspect for me was over done.  I wanted more actio
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Cortney
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Goodreads really needs to implement the .5 star rating option. This was a solid 3.5, but I am very excited to see how Lynn Veevers grows with this series, so I am giving it a 4 for that reason. Kaya has a lot of potential, I am looking forward to this!

This was a very new and interesting take on shapeshifters and the supernatural world. Kaya is amazing and very unique. As with most series "premiers", the first book is a lot of information, world building and learning the characters, who they are
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Lynn Veevers
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: favorites
Being the author, of course I give it a five, but I am close to the work because it is my own, so my point of view hardly counts where a review is concerned. At least not for this book, but I learn a little more about how I can make future books better by the honest reviews that come in, so to my readers/reviewers, thank you for what you do. :).
Tilly (The Biblioshelf)
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
[Full review at: https://cotswoldbookaholic.com/2018/0... ]

Pinnacle is a brilliant debut and really brings Lycanthropy into the spotlight. The novel has a wide-ranging cast of characters and gives the reader an in-depth look at the powers and heritage of the people within Kaya’s world. There is a lot of character-building which really immerses you into the plot.

Overall I really enjoyed reading the first in the Core Series and can’t wait to find out what happens next!
Carolyn Walker
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pinnacle was a very intriguing story. The world building is great and you quickly get lost in the tale. From the start you care about Kaya's character. For a YA, it reads more like an older YA book. I appreciate the story about Lycans which makes this different from your typical werewolf novel. There's mystery and magic and mayhem. I look forward to the next installments.
Melanie
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
I just can't get past my dislike of the characters, they seem so one dimensional.
I only got as far as 40% before giving up, though I might go back to finish some day when I'm in the mood for something quick and mindless.
Aimee Ann
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pinnacle is a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from the very first page. Supernatural stories are currently my go to read so when I read the description of Pinnacle I knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could read about it. Never before have I been so captivated by a supernatural story and this is thanks to the exceptional author Lynn Veevers and her talented literature and so, if you ar ...more
Natalie
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I really like the artwork for the cover. There was a lot I didn’t like and liked about this book. Firstly how it only takes 3 months for Kaya to get over her parents deaths. As a main character Kaya felt immature and permanently on shark week. Her relationship with Kenneth to start with made me cringe. Everything felt too easy. I didn’t like how none of the characters have consequences for their powers or how smoothly the adjustments were. To me it lacked reality. The pace of the story threw me ...more
Jessica
*I was sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review after showing interest in the book. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I apologize that this review came out so late*

DNF @ 8%

The entire premise of this book interested me from the time I heard about it. However, I just could not get into this story and the world building was not the best. I would carry my kindle around with me with the intentions of reading it and wouldn't pick it up because I wasn't into the
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Lynn Veevers is originally from Washington State. She is a traditionally published author and a member of the RWA with PAN status. With her mother being from Christchurch, New Zealand and her father being a well-traveled retired Navy Chief, Lynn has always had a fascination with different cultures around the world. An avid reader, she prefers books that take her to a place she's never been and tea ...more
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