Nineteen-year-old Lauren Reed has always felt peculiar. She has no memory of her past after her parents’ mysterious deaths, and her unusual emerald eyes and severe migraines reinforce her sense of being an outsider. With her sophomore year of Northwestern about to begin, Lauren can’t wait to escape her adoptive parents’ overprotectiveness and move in with her best friend,...more
I always feel crappy when I get free copies of books in exchange for reviews and then fail to finish the book. But this was just too much of a chore and the formatting errors detracted from the story so much that I found myself skipping chunks before finally resigning and sticking the DNF label on it.
So here's my thoughts on the first half of the book, with thanks to the author for my copy.
Firstly, the formatting.
The copy I had had incomplete sentences and also seemed to ...more
It was a pleasant and easy read but now and again I would get a bit confused and/or last a long the way when many characters came in to play and I felt at some point that it was a rushed story.
But all in all a good book.
I liked the way the author wrote this book. I was told it might be a little like another book I previously read, but what I loved about this is that it felt ...more
Actual score: 3.5 stars
I really enjoyed this story. There was just enough action to keep the story moving and the characters were interesting. This most likely would have been closer to a 4 star book if not for the grammatical and spelling errors and the times that it just didn't flow well. There were several instances of sudden understanding with no lead up. Plus the insta-love (even though it was explained later and ...more
I think because of where it takes place, that I love anything about sorcery, and that it makes you think a little really has made it my new favorite book. I liked how much the author built the characters yet left some mystery. It was like exercise for my brain! I really have a difficult time following stories whether in a book or movie, so the fact that there was always something new and exciting being added into the mix kept my brain happy. This is a fun read for not just ...more
Oh she’s not your everyday human. She’s got special powers. And some crazy Witch man is after her. But he wants her alive? And kept alive in his care?
What will happen next? This is an amazing piece of self discovery and magic and love and friendship. Loyalty too.
I loved this story. I wonder what will happen next.