For fans of The Mortal Instruments series.
Samantha thinks of herself as human, ordinary, and a little too full around the hips—a super cute look for a future chef, if you ask her. And she’s sort of right, except about being ordinary…oh…and human. She also won’t be full around the hips for very long, not with the inevitable metamorphosis coming her way.
In her oblivious existence, all she can think about is going to culinary school, away from her uncaring, bordering-on-hateful parents.
But all that is about to change when Greg—an otherworldly, amazing-looking guy—saves her from an unexpected magical attempt on her life and informs her that he is her Keeper, compelled to protect her even at the cost of his own life. Oh, and by the way, that she isn’t human, after all.
The attempts on her life become commonplace and secrets and threats from a dark, forgotten past reveal themselves and send her life into turmoil.
As Samantha tries to come to terms with this new reality, she must rediscover herself and face the possibility of being the key to the survival of a dying race.
Goodreads Rating – 4,22/5 stars
My Review –
|I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I thought that this book was great! It had great character development, romance, an interesting plot line and a great sense of humour. It is anexciting young adult, urban fantasy for ages 12+. It is written in multiple points of views featuring the voices of Greg, Sam, and Ashby in a POV per chapter regime.
I fell in love with our three main characters – Sam, Greg and Ashby. The characters were portrayed really well. I was able to relate and sympathise with each and every one of them. Sam is a badass protagonist and is portrayed really well. She is a strong female character that deals with her family issues in a realistic manner without the usual over dramatisation that we see way too often in YA novels.
The relationships between the characters made me laugh, cry and giggle. Ashby and Greg were constantly bickering but it was amusing. They both become serious and caring when Sam is in danger and are able to put there differences aside. There is obviously a love triangle, which I thought would be really annoying but the author has made it fit the plot line rather than simply creating a female character that doesn’t know what she wants.
I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in this genre and wants to read an awesome book!
My rating – 4/5 stars