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Finish It February 2015: Week Three Round Up

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Personal Target: Finish/get up to date with four series

Books read this week: Half

Total books read: Two

Series completed for challenge: Two

General feedback: With the bigs off for half term I was expecting this week of the challenge to be a struggle. As a result I am actually really pleased that I managed read half a book.

Having taken the last three weeks in to consideration, I know that I am unlikely to meet my personal target of four books. While I am really excited to read This Shattered World by Kaufman and Spooner I have decided to prioritise Ensnared by A G Howard. Finishing this book will allow me to “cross off” one of my outstanding series.

If I do happen to have any additional time this week I will try to finish some of my half written reviews from last years reading and reviewing slump.

Meanwhile, for those of you who are interested, my Downton obsession is still going strong and I am just about to start season three.

Currently reading: Ensnared by A G Howard

Faye’s week:Faye shares her Finish It February update post over at her personal blog (here). I am excited to see that Faye is currently reading C J Redwine’s Deliverance and I can’t wait to sit down with her and discuss it over coffee.

Other Participants:Debbie of @Snugglingonsofa fame is speeding through this challenge with seven books read!

Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan
unmadePowerful love comes with a price. Who will be the sacrifice?
Kami has lost the boy she loves, is tied to a boy she does not, and faces an enemy more powerful than ever before. With Jared missing for months and presumed dead, Kami must rely on her new magical link with Ash for the strength to face the evil spreading through her town.
Rob Lynburn is now the master of Sorry-in-the-Vale, and he demands a death. Kami will use every tool at her disposal to stop him. Together with Rusty, Angela, and Holly, she uncovers a secret that might be the key to saving the town. But with knowledge comes responsibility—and a painful choice. A choice that will risk not only Kami’s life, but also the lives of those she loves most.
This final book in the Lynburn Legacy is a wild, entertaining ride from beginning to shocking end.

Sarah Rees “I feed on the tears of my readers” Brennan’s The Lynburn Legacy trilogy turns me in to a two year old. One minute I’m smiling and laughing and clapping with glee, then in the next I’m shouting, stomping and flinging myself and my toys (the book) on the floor*. Like any fickle toddler I’m easily distracted by shiny things and guided back to the cooing happy version of myself** before, with very little warning , I’m repeating the cycle again.

What I am essentially trying to communicate is that SRB has a way of leading you in to a false sense of security before pulling the rug out from under you. Her use of sparkling dialogue, laugh out loud quips and loveable*** charismatic characters make you wish that you could visit Sorry-In -The -Vale, become a member of the Scooby gang and fight blood thirsty sorcerers. Despite having experienced SRB’s own brand of evil genius before (in the first two books) I was unprepared for each gasp of shock, cringe of horror and snot bubble of sadness. I felt so emotionally involved with the characters, that at one point I actually had to take a break from the book.

I loved this series and will be seeking out more of SRB’s books in the future.

Verdict: A series for people who like their angst sprinkled with snorts of laughter.

*Ok I didn’t actually throw the book across the floor. I would never do such a terrible thing to one of my beautiful, beautiful hardbacks.
** No I’m not exactly sure where I’m going with this analogy either. I blame half term and a continuous child filled week.
*** Also despicable. She writes despicable very, very well

Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: September 2014
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
Genre: Fantasy, Magic
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: Own copy
Challenge: Finish It February

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Looking At The Stars

Jo Cotterill

looking at the starsAmina’s homeland has been ravaged by war for many months, but so far they are safe, together. When a so-called liberating force arrives in the country, the family think their prayers for peace will soon be answered, but they are horribly wrong. The country is thrown into yet further turmoil and Amina’s family is devastated. Her elder brother is accused of being a ringleader in a rebel group and goes into hiding. Her father is then killed for apparently protecting him. The women of the family—Amina, her two sisters, and their mother—have no choice but to leave their home town, along with thousands of others, and head for a refugee camp. But there are even more challenges ahead

I loved this book, it is so honest and innocent but at the same time it is powerful and heart-breaking.

Amina Ambrose lives in Talas, an unsteady Dictatorship country on an unknown continent. The army who run it are called the Kwana and it is starting to exploit its power over the people in Amina’s country. They have made rules in the country that are unjust, such as making females wearing headscarves and men having the power over the women and boys having power over the girls. A revolution is needed to save the country. Amina is about 14; she has an amazing imagination-brilliant for making up stories and telling them to her family. She lives with her Mother-Mamie, her Father-Potta, her older brother-Ruman, her sister, who is a year older-Jenna and her little sister-Vivie.

Kwana have bought in a new rule: ‘Depending on your status or your family’s status you will be given a letter of heritage which you will have to wear at all times’. The letters of heritage determine your rank in life so if a family member was part of the Kwana you would be a letter A. The highest rank is a letter A. Amina’s family is an H. These letters were turning friends against friends and brother against brother. A family friend mysteriously disappeared and on their door was painted the letter Q.

Things started to look very bad. People were being shot, many were punished for saying anything bad against the Kwana and after school one day Ruman decided that he wasn’t going to have it anymore and left to join an underground Rebel movement. Even at night Amina could hear her parents whispering things like: “we’ve got to tell them, sooner or later they’re going to find out”…

War had broken out between the Kwana and an invading country to help save the people of Amina’s country. In the dead of night the Kwana broke into Amina’s house demanding to know where Ruman was. The family didn’t know so in the end the Kwana dragged them out of the house and tried to get answers. Amina tried to lie to save her family but still there was a devastating outcome.

There was no way that Amina’s family could remain in Talas so they left-and got stuck at a checkpoint. The Kwana were examining identification papers to see if they could leave. Sadly Amina’s family had trouble at the checkpoint (by the way, I’m not saying what happened because I don’t want to give it away!) and now Jenna and Amina had lost Vivie and Mamie! Can you guess what happens to the Ambrose family? Read the book to find out!

Verdict: I think this book was a real eye-opener to the wars ravaging other countries in the world. It shows peoples genuine struggle to stay alive and I thought it was a very good book and it was very interesting.

Reviewed by Daisy (13)

Click HERE to read author Jo Cotterill’s fabulous guest post about why boys should read books about girls.

Publisher: Random House Children’s
Publication Date: February 2014
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
Genre: War
Age: Middle grade
Reviewer: Daisy (13)
Source: Provided by publisher
Challenge: British book
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Darcy Burdock

Laura Dockrill

darcy burdockIntroducing Darcy Burdock, a new, cool, all-conquering girl character with a fresh and distinctive take on the world.
Ten-year-old Darcy is one of life’s noticers. Curious, smart-as-a-whip, funny and fiercely loyal, she sees the extraordinary in the everyday and the wonder in the world around her.
Written and illustrated by Laura Dockrill: author, poet & performer – think Lady Gaga meets Mother Goose.

Darcy Burdock is one of life’s thinkers she sees the amazing in everyday life around her. She thinks about everything and has a very active imagination. She often writes inventive stories and uses lots of people from her own life in these stories. She is a friendly character and you tend to fall in love with her because she’s so friendly and I love her because she also likes Glee!

She tells about her hectic life and how growing up as a tweenager (a between teenager- not quite a teenager or a child) affects her. Her life is quite normal but she has problems at school, nosey neighbours, annoying boys, rubbish siblings and equally annoying girls as well.

My favourite part in the story is when her sister doesn’t get chosen for a dance school and Darcy realises how important her sister is to her. Also there is a part whenever she walks into a room her parents stop whispering and her best friend Will is ignoring her. She feels really left out. Turns out they were planning a surprise birthday party for her.

Darcy Burdock is a very nice story with memorable characters but it’s quite short, I read it very quickly, and it ends very suddenly. It’s for younger tweens- about 9-11, and because I am 12 and it seemed like a book for younger children.

Verdict: If you are a fan of Lauren Child you would enjoy this book.

Reviewed by Daisy (12)

Publisher: Random House Children’s
Publication Date: March 2013
Format: Paperback
Pages: 278
Genre: Contemporary
Age: Middle grade
Reviewer: Daisy (12)
Source: Own copy
Challenge: British book
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Netgalley November: Week One Round Up

netgalleynovember3Personal Target: To read and review eight netgalley titles and improve my approved/feedback rating.

Books read this Week: 2 ( + one non Netgalley read – Time Between Us)

Running total: 2

Netgalley Approved-Feedback: 53.1%

Currently Reading: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

General feedback: I am really happy with the progress I have made so far this week. I was a little concerned at the beginning of the week as, not only was late starting the challenge but I also had a schedule filled with Allegiant themed activities; I finished reading it later than planned, spent an evening filming the vlog with Faye (see above) and then spent another evening meeting Veronica Roth.

Another small set back was that the next read on my TBR, Time After Time, is a sequel and I hadn’t managed to read the first book, Time Between Us, prior to the start of the challenge as I had originally planned. Hence the non netgalley read this week.

The Name On Your Wrist by Helen Hiorns

name on your wristIt’s the first thing they teach you when you start school. But they don’t need to; your parents tell you when you’re first learning how to say your name. It’s drummed into you whilst you’re taking your first stumbling steps. It’s your lullaby. From the moment it first appears, you don’t tell anyone the name on your wrist.
In Corin’s world, your carpinomen – the name of your soul mate, marked indelibly on your wrist from the age of two or three – is everything. It’s your most preciously guarded secret; a piece of knowledge that can give another person ultimate power over you. People spend years, even decades, searching for the one they’re supposed to be with.
But what if you never find that person? Or you do, but you just don’t love them? What if you fall for someone else – someone other than the name on your wrist?
And what if – like Corin – the last thing in the world you want is to be found?

I was introduced to The Name On Your Wrist at a bloggers event over the summer. Learning about the conception of the book, via the Sony Young Movellist Award, and hearing the synopsis, I was very keen to get my hands on a copy. Despite not being able to fit the book in to my reading schedule earlier, I was still so excited to get my teeth in to this book that I decide to go against my original plan for Netgalley November and read it first.

I absolutely loved the premise of this book, which was executed well, but for me the book dragged a little around the explanation element of the world building. I found myself disappointed that it wasn’t as original as I had first anticipated, and I recognised similar elements form other dystopians I have enjoyed.

As a protagonist, Corin was unusual for me in that I didn’t warm to her until a significant way in to the book. She came across as superior and know it all in her cynicism of her word and her distain for others who didn’t that cynicism. Despite being initially unlikeable her story was no less compelling. I loved how Colton looks beyond Corin’s sharp edges and spiky corners, exposing the lonely, hurt and much more likeable girl within.

What made this book for me was the ending. It was breath-catchingly original, brave and thought provoking. Unusually for me, I didn’t see any of it coming. It’s the kind of ending which throws all of your carefully built assumptions on their head and has you wanting to flip the book over and immediately re-read it so that you can process how this new perspective impacts your interpretation of events and actions within the story.

Verdict: I look forward to the authors future work.

Publisher:Random House
Publication Date: July 2013
Format: eARC
Pages: 185
Genre: Dystopian
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: Netgalley
Challenge: Netgalley November,
British Book, Debut Author

After Eden By Helen Douglas

after eden 2Eden Anfield loves puzzles, so when mysterious new boy Ryan Westland shows up at her school she’s hooked. On the face of it, he’s a typical American teenager. So why doesn’t he recognise pizza? And how come he hasn’t heard of Hitler? What puzzles Eden the most, however, is the interest he’s taking in her.
As Eden starts to fall in love with Ryan, she begins to unravel his secret. Her breakthrough comes one rainy afternoon when she stumbles across a book in Ryan’s bedroom – a biography of her best friend – written over fifty years in the future. Confronting Ryan, she discovers that he is there with one unbelievably important purpose … and she might just have destroyed his only chance of success.

I can not resist a time twisting tale (I blame The Time Travellers Wife), so when I read the synopsis of After Eden I just had to request the eARC. Unfortunately for Eden and Ryan, I experienced their story after the mind blowing awesomeness of All Our Yesterdays, and they just weren’t in the same league.

While the world building was interesting, the characters likeable and the read enjoyably light and quick, overall the plot was a little too simplistic and predictable for my tastes.

I liked that the Eden and Ryan didn’t suffer from insta-love, that their relationship started as mutual attraction, leading to friendship and eventually more. However, because the plot skipped ahead by some weeks, we were told about their deepening friendship, rather than experiencing the development for ourselves.

With its sweet and chaste romance and simplified explanations of time travel, I think that this book would best suited to a younger YA reader. If it weren’t for the social drinking and illegal driving I would be happy to recommend it to a mature middle grade reader taking their first foray in to YA and/or time travel.

Verdict: A quick and easy time traveling tale.

Publisher:Bloomsbury Children’s
Publication Date:November 2013
Format: eARC
Pages: 288
Genre:Science Fiction
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: Netgalley
Challenge: Netgalley November,
British Book, Debut Author

Reviewed by Caroline

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Hurt

Tabitha Suzuma
hurtAt seventeen, Mathéo Walsh appears to have it all. He is a champion diver and a hot prospect for the upcoming Olympics. He is a heartthrob, a straight A student and lives in one of the wealthiest areas of London. He has great friends and is the envy of many around him. And most importantly of all, he is deeply in love with his girlfriend, Lola. He has always been a stable, well-adjusted guy . . .
Until one weekend. A weekend he cannot seem to remember. All he knows is that he has come back a changed person. One who no longer knows how to have fun, no longer wants to spend time with his friends, no longer enjoys diving. Something terrible happened that weekend – something violent and bloody and twisted. He no longer knows who he is. He no longer trusts himself around people: he only wants to hurt, wound and destroy. Slowly, he begins to piece back the buried, fragmented memories, and finds himself staring at the reflection of a monster.
Tormented, Mathéo suddenly finds himself faced with the most devastating choice of his life. Keep his secret, and put those closest to him in terrible danger. Or confess, and lose Lola forever . . .

Having read Tabitha’s previous book, Forbidden, I thought that I knew what I was letting myself in for when I picked up Hurt – a beautifully written, compelling and emotive, character driven story, with a thread of taboo- and I was absolutely right.

Like Matheo awaking from the oblivion of sleep and finding himself at the epicenter of violence and destruction, I was immediately thrown in to a disorientating and disturbing scene with no explanation.

The flashbacks to the lightness, playfulness and beauty of pre-amnesia Matheo’s contrast so potently with the angry and bewildered young man struggling to fit in to his own life, that I felt overwhelmed by a sense of wrongness and sadness.

Matheo’s hurt was so clearly palpable, I just wanted to wrap him up in a huge hug and protect him from the world. At one point I had to stop reading as I was unable to see the text through my tears. I even had to take a few days break from the book mid way through, to read something else, because I couldn’t face the emotions that would be unleashed with the return of Matheo’s memory.
In Forbidden the use of first person, dual narrative was very important to my acceptance of the story. Therefore I found myself paying particular notice of the perspective Suzuma employed in Hurt.

For me Hurt, a third person narrative, entirely from Matheo’s perspective, was a doubled edged sword. On the one hand, this book devastated me enough with the description of how Matheo was feeling and what he was thinking, that I know a first person narrative would have been harder to experience, perhaps too hard. On the other, although I loved the secondary characters and felt sad for how Matheo’s experience affected them, I only did so because of Matheo’s love and concern for them in their roles of friend, girlfriend and brother and not because I had gotten to know them in their own right, which a more omnipotent third person perspective would have allowed.

Suzuma has this amazing talent for creating breathtakingly beautiful love in impossible and taboo situations that live with you long after you turn the last page. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be automatically pre-ordering whatever she decides to write next.

Verdict: The title is a warning- Don’t expect to finish a Tabitha Suzuma book the same person you were when you started it.

Reviewed by Caroline

Publisher: Random House Children’s
Publication Date: September 2013
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Fiction
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: Provided by publisher
Challenge: British book
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My Busy Being Bella Day

Rebecca Patteson

busy being bellaBella is going to have a very busy day at nursery – but what about baby brother Bob? He gets to stay at home with Mummy, and Bella can’t help but imagine all the wonderful things he’ll get to do. But Bella discovers there’s some good things about being bigger and going to nursery after all, and maybe she’ll be surprised about what Bob and Mummy have been doing without her…

It was a joy to hear Rebecca Patterson read us this book at the Random House Spring Showcase. How exciting to hear the author read with the emphasis and expression she intended it to have. I really enjoyed bringing it home to my children and passing her rendition on to them myself, but if you haven’t had this chance don’t be put off, the layout of the text and the use of bold and large sized print in places makes it easy and a delight to read aloud. It also fully expresses the way a young child might think and speak about the things they are experiencing.

This story follows Bella in her time at Nursery, spending some of it convinced that brother Bob is having a much better time at home, until she gets caught up in pre-school activities and forgets to think about Bob, then she goes home to find out if her assumptions were correct. This is so true to life, it fits the conversations I have with both my girls who each think the other is probably having more fun than they are. There is real insight into the world of a pre-schooler.

It is also a funny story, the humour is in the everyday things, banana’s with SPOTS, licking foam, being the noisiest teapot. There is humour in the pictures, the facial expressions, the situations and the pictures of Bella’s thoughts. The illustrations are bright and colourful. I enjoyed the fact that they started right at the beginning before there was any text and continued after the story had finished. It gave us an extra insight into Bella’s day and also made my girls look more closely at the pictures to try and see what they told us about the story.

Verdict: This is a lovely funny story with a sweet ending and on a theme that any child with a brother or sister can identify with.

Reviewed by Helen

Publisher: Random House Children’s
Publication Date: May 2013
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Genre: Humour, School
Age: Picture book
Reviewer: Helen
Source: Provide by publisher at event
Challenge: British book
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Sci-Fi, Paranormal and Contemporary Prize Pack

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photo-9YA Sci-Fi, Paranormal and Contemporary Prize Pack:
An Uncorrected Proof (ARC) of All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Donated by Bloomsbury)
A paperback copy of Breathe by Sarah Crossan(Donated by Bloomsbury)
A paperback copy of The Blood Keeper (The Blood Journals 2) by Tessa Gratton
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2nd Blog Birthday: YA Fantasy Prize Pack

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photo-10A Signed Boxset of books 1-3 of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
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A paperback copy of The Spooks Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
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The Kissing Booth

Beth Reekles

the kissing boothMeet Rochelle Evans: pretty, popular–and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile–and a total player. And also Elle’s best friend’s older brother…
When Elle decides to run a kissing booth for the school’s Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer–this romance seems far from fairy tale and headed for heartbreak.
But will Elle get her happily ever after?

The Kissing Booth is a book I have long been waiting to read and in view of my summer holiday I thought it would make a perfect pre-vacation read to get me into a light breezy mood. Although it was successful in putting me in a good mood, I did find the synopsis a little misleading.

When I first picked up Beth Reeks standalone I was expecting a funny lighthearted romance with a prickly situation as Rochelle’s (who only answers to Elle and will give you the evils if you so dare call her Shelly) beau just so happens to be her best friend’s big bad-ass and not good news brother: Noah Flynn. I found the synopsis a little misleading because whilst I thought, and expected the actual kissing booth itself to be the centre of the story and have a massive and excruciating buildup to it, it was actually only the very first step to a myriad of tricky events, romantic moments and difficult decisions; for a girl who has to decide whether a friendship that was born when she could first crawl, is worth risking for what could very well be the right guy for her. Despite being incredibly irritating and the reason she’s never had a straight boy approach her with any intention other than to ask her for directions. Because if they did they might be the new proud owners a few stitches and bruises within the next hour.

I cannot say that I fell in love with Beth’s writing style as at times I felt she built up a situation and mood beautifully only to then state the obvious rendering all her previous work almost a little redundant. Having said that the speed and flow of the narration was good allowing each chapter and event to flow smoothly.

In all truthfulness I felt that I probably would have enjoyed The Kissing Booth more had the synopsis been a little clearer in what to expect.

Despite this I still enjoyed The Kissing Booth and found it to be a light hearted read, with no drama, a wonderful trusting friendship and some rather funny moments.

Verdict: I was very surprised to hear that Beth Reekles had written The Kissing Booth whilst undergoing her A levels!!! I will be keeping an eye out for more of her stories.

It should be noted that this book does contain some reference to adult scenes, but nothing direct. This said I do not feel that by any means it falls into a New Adult classification and have not categorized it as such.

Reviewed by Pruedence

Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: December 2012
Format: eBook
Pages: 450
Genre: Contemporary romance
Age: YA
Reviewer: Pruedence
Source: Own Copy
Challenge: British book
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Lies Beneath


Anne Greenwood Brown

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother’s death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family’s homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock’s daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there’s more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.

Perhaps reluctant to taint my rose tinted images of Mermaids, cultivated by childhood films such as “Splash” starring Tom Hanks and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (I’m showing my age!), I have avoided reading any YA mermaid centric stories. However, while browsing through a Good Reads list of 2012 debuts, I was immediately drawn to this gorgeous cover.

The girl completely at peace in the beautiful clear, still water with the light streaming through creates the feel of a totally separate world, just millimeters from our own. The ambiguity of the photograph teases us – does she have a beautiful red tail or is it her just her skirt clinging to her legs?! I wanted to learn more about the underwater world and its inhabitants and like a victim of malevolent mermaids I was pulled under.

In many ways this is your standard paranormal romance; girl and boy meet, boy has a big secret which girl is determined to uncover, but the things that make this story stand out are the elements that drew me to the book in the first place.

The underwater environment feels so familiar to us, from our own tentative explorations and natural history programs and yet it also so separate from us, so alien. It has been said that we know more about our solar systems than our own oceans. I really enjoyed exploring Calder’s underwater world. I was actually quiet surprised at the amount of time Calder and his sisters spent on dry land and would have loved to explore more of their lake home.

Confident arrogance mixed with complicated back history, Calder is fairly typical of male leads in paranormal romance. What makes Lies Beneath stand out from the crowd is that Calder isn’t the brooding, stalking love interest, he is our main protagonist, and it is his voice that guides us through the book. Added to that Calder is fully aware of his nature and not a recent convert to it, makes his a really interesting perspective to observe from. Yes he’s a bit of a creepy stalker, but we understand why he’s doing it and we are complicit in it. From this vantage point we get to experience his struggles along side him and witness his growth as a character as his interactions with Lily and her family humanize him.

I LOVED Lily and her family. It was refreshing to meet a family who, despite their own life challenges, are obviously that supportive of each other.

From the way she dresses, the poetry she reads and her suspicious nature, Lily is very much her own woman. While you can not doubt Calder’s growing feelings for Lily, she is initially very wary of him and she certainly doesn’t fall down at his feet, a victim of instalove. For the first time in his existence Calder has to woo a woman with his mind and not just rely on his natural, predatory magnetism.

I’m particularly interested to see how the relationship between Calder and Lily develops in book two, Deep Betrayal, especially in light of the revelations in book one.

Verdict: If you enjoy paranormal romance, but crave a refreshing approach to it, you could do a lot worse than to dip your toe in to the cold waters of Lake Superior.

Reviewed by Caroline

Published in the UK by Delacorte Press Books For Young Readers.

Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Publication Date: June 2011
Format: eARC
Pages: 320
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: US Publisher via Netgalley
Challenge: Debut Author
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