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ARC Review: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti


What if you could ask for anything- and get it?

In the sandy Mojave Desert, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. But Eldon wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because in Madison, everyone gets one wish—and that wish always comes true.

Some people wish for money, some people wish for love, but Eldon has seen how wishes have broken the people around him. And with the lives of his family and friends in chaos, he’s left with more questions than answers. Can he make their lives better? How can he be happy if the people around him aren’t? And what hope is there for any of them if happiness isn’t an achievable dream? Doubts build, leading Eldon to a more outlandish and scary thought: maybe you can’t wish for happiness…maybe, just maybe, you have to make it for yourself.

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My rating:


I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hi, lovely readers! It’s been a while, but I finally have my review up for As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti! And as you can tell from the rating, I loved it! The whole concept was intriguing when I first heard of it. A town where wishes are real and that everyone has access to them? Enter Eldon, a guy who doesn’t know what to do with his wish, try and save his sister or find the perfect wish to set his life right. After all, according to Eldon, everyone else in the town regrets the wish they’ve made. Thankfully, the overall reading experience failed to disappoint me! 🙂

As I’ve said, I really like the paranormal world set up in this book, with it being set in a town called Madison, Nevada. I think it explains how a whole magical town can go unnoticed by the world pretty well, even though it doesn’t really explain how wishing came to be (although it does hint at it near the end). That being said, I like how wishing is connected to adolescence and growing up. You get one wish on your eighteenth birthday, and it’s practically a rite of passage that sets up the rest of your life. After that, you have to take responsibility for your actions (in this case, wishing). You learn so much about people just on their wishes and how they came to be! It makes me really wish an anthology of Madison’s wishes was published for me to read, just like the one in the town museum! 😉

Then there’s Eldon, our protagonist that readers obtain all their info from. At first, you don’t know much about him and just assume that he’s being hard on himself. But as the novel progresses, readers learn more about Eldon of the past and how he was towards others. I found it kind of a funny setup. Usually, the character is made more redeemable by the end of the novel. In this case, Eldon kind of isn’t after learning that he wasn’t so nice to begin with. It was more about rounding out his character than any development really, if that makes any sense. 😉

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and now want to read more by Chelsea Sedoti! Are any of you excited to read As You Wish? I hope you like it just as much as I do! By the way, all comments and questions are welcome in the section below! And for those of you who are interested, As You Wish comes out on January 2nd, 2018! Thanks for reading everyone!

–  Sumaya


Blog Tour: Secrets of Skin and Stone by Wendy Laine (Review)

About the Book


Secrets of Skin and Stone by Wendy Laine

Published on June 5th, 2017

Published by Entangled Teen

Something is wrong in Hidden Creek. The sleepy Alabama town is more haunted than any place fiend hunter Grisham Caso has ever seen. Unearthed graves, curse bags, and spilled blood all point to an evil that could destroy his gargoyle birthright. The town isn’t safe for anyone, and everyone says fiery Piper Devon knows why.

Piper wants to leave Hidden Creek behind. She’s had enough of secrets—they hide in the shadows of her room and tell her terrible things are coming. Too-charming city boy Grisham might be her only chance to save herself.

To survive, Piper and Grisham have to shed their secrets and depend only on each other. But what lurks in Hidden Creek still might take everything away from them, including each other.



My rating:


Hi, everyone! It’s time for another review, with this one being on the newly released Secrets of Skin and Stone by Wendy Laine. The reason I was so interested in this book was the gargoyle aspect. I’ve only read only one series about gargoyles and that was Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Elemental trilogy. I wanted to see what more the world of gargoyles can offer since I’m not too used to it yet.

Speaking of the story’s world building, I hate to say it but wasn’t too excited by it. There were just some things that puzzled me, like the idea of fiends. I wasn’t too sure on what they were, only that they were evil and Watchers had to kill them to rid the world of their evil. Also, I wanted to know more about Watchers and their mythology. For instance, how many were there in the world? Do they have a secret organization themselves? If I dug too deeply, I’d be left with more questions than answers.

The thing that had me going though was the plot. I was invested in what was going on, like the mystery surrounding the town and its inhabitants, especially Piper. I really, really wanted to know why someone would want to target Piper. I also thought that as a whole, the novel developed at a pretty good pace. I didn’t think that anything was too sudden or out of the blue, although there were moments where continuity failed to happen. However, the near-ending still had the power to surprise me! The ending itself wasn’t nearly as good!

As for the characters, I really liked our protagonists, Piper and Gris, the best. They seemed to work really well together romantically, and you can actually buy them being a couple of adorably lovestruck fools! Maybe it was the fact that they weren’t afraid to call each other out on things. Maybe it was their witty banter. Either way, you could tell from the getgo that they were OTP and not in a forced way, too!

Well, that’s all I have to say about Secrets of Skin and Stone by Wendy Laine. I really enjoyed reading this book on an entertainment level, but still had trouble with it in other ways. If you have any thoughts or questions about this book, please leave them in the Comments Section below. For those of you who are interested, Secret’s of Skin and Stone is out today and you can find it here:

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Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

About the Author


Wendy Laine is the penname of author Wendy Sparrow. Writing is in Wendy’s blood as are equal parts of Mountain Dew and chocolate. Wendy has been telling tales since she was a child with varying amounts of success. Her parents clearly anticipated her forays into the paranormal because she heard “The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ over and over. She lives in Washington State with a wonderful husband and two quirky kids and is active in Autism and OCD support networks. She can usually be found on Twitter where she’ll talk to anyone who talks to her and occasionally just to herself.

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Review: Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean


Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents she’s never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around her a target. It confirms that her parents were employed by a secret, international organization that’s now intent on recruiting her. As Maren works to unravel the clues left behind by her mother, a murderous madness sweeps through the local population, terrorizing her small town. Maren must decide if she’ll continue her parents’ fight or stay behind to save her friends.

With the help of Gavin, an otherworldly mercenary she’s not supposed to fall in love with, and Graham, a charming aristocrat who is entranced with her, Maren races against the clock and around the country from palatial estates with twisted labyrinths to famous cathedrals with booby-trapped subterranean crypts to stay ahead of the enemy and find a cure. Along the way, she discovers the great truth of love: that laying down your life for another isn’t as hard as watching them sacrifice everything for you.

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My rating: red1.5

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another review, this one being on Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean. First off, I’d like to say that I’m really sorry to NetGalley in terms of wishing for this book, even though later on I realized I had no interest in it. I avoided it as much as possible afterwards, and didn’t even request it (at least, I’m pretty sure I didn’t, since this was a wish granted). But then my wish came back to haunt me and I thought,”Well, I might as well read it.” So I did. And at first, the book seemed really great. But then it went downhill from there…

As I said, in the beginning, the book was a treat to read! I liked the way I felt like I related to Maren, being sent over seas to new relatives you didn’t even know, learning customs that made you feel kind of out of place. I also really liked the mysterious vibe added once Maren learns more about her parents’ past. But then Gavin came along and ruined everything! Once he got on the scene, I felt as if the storyline suffered. Maren wouldn’t be seen interacting with her friends as much to the point where I wouldn’t even call them friends (more like acquaintances). Or she wouldn’t think of herself in such a great light, thinking that if he didn’t like her, it was all her fault, even at times when Gavin clearly states that the fault is his! Plus, with Gavin there, Maren doesn’t have as much chance to be a hero, with him saving her all the time! I get that he’s otherworldly, but come on! Maren shouldn’t have to be such a damsel in distress because she has an otherworldy being on her side! And then there was the fact that the instalove is way too much for me in this book! It was extremely unbelievable, so much so that I cringed every time they were together.

Also, the plot seemed really unorganic to me. I felt that they were sacrificing some serious tension and suspense by just by explaining things right off the bat, not making the protagonist or the reader work for them. I don’t want to read exposition that’s lazily put in there just so that the story can move along. Overall, I felt as if the story could have been really something, but a lot of the potential, both in the character development and plot, was lost…

Well, that’s all I have to say about Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean. It wasn’t my cup of tea, and has certainly taught me to be really careful with wishing on NetGalley, just as much as you have to be careful of requesting books that you’d like as well. I think that this might be a good fit for Twilight fans though, even if I didn’t like it… If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below. Take care, everyone! And keep reading!

–  Sumaya

Review: Heart Blade by Juliana Spink Mills


The Heart Blade will rise in light, or in darkness.

Teenage half-demon Del Raven wears a promise in scarred letters upon her skin. Now, pressured to make her first kill and seal her demon nature forever, she flees her pack and forges a dangerous partnership with young angel-blood Ash.

But Del isn’t the only one on the run from the demons. For seventeen years the Guild of Saint Peter has done its best to hide orphan Rose, a key player in the centuries-old Heart Blade prophecy.

The threads tangle, and soon Del, Ash and Rose find themselves in the crosshairs of an ancient war between demons and angels… and the hunt for a mythical weapon that could change the balance of power forever.

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My rating: purple4

Hey there, fellow readers! Today, I’m going to be talking about Heart Blade by Juliana Spink Mills and what I thought of it. At first, I was kind of wary to be delving into a world of preternatural beings, with all their organizations, laws and whatnot. I haven’t read a paranormal book in a long time! But this book was pretty good and made me easily fall back into the genre again, or at least lean into it!

First things first, I really liked the plot! For every good story, there is at least a decent plot (or a lot of character development to make up for it). For me, plot and characters go hand-in-hand, with neither being good without the other. So I’ve got to hand it to the author on the fact that she can write a wicked plot where everything comes together! I know that this is only the first in the series, but from what I’ve read so far, the book’s foreshadowings at the beginning of the novel were met in the end in a semi-satisfying way (because I still want to know what happens in book two! 😉 ). That, and the fact that the book is fast-paced with high stakes, made it really easy and enjoyable to read!

Then there were the characters. While readers don’t get as much insight into characters’ actions in Heart Blade, due to the multiple POVs, from what is there, it’s interesting enough to read on. I love how the characters interact with each other, their personalities clashing in some cases. Other than a few instances where words didn’t seem to match what characters would say, I liked these characters and can’t wait to learn more about them in the future! Also, I love how the story started in the middle, and you’re just thrown into, expecting to understand what’s going on in these characters’ lives. Piece by piece, you find out about characters and their interests, which makes it seem so real! I haven’t read something that immersive in a while, and even though I was confused at some points, I did love the feel to it! 😉

Well, that’s all I have to say about Heart Blade by Juliana Spink Mills! I really liked this book and I think anyone with a taste for the paranormal (and even some who don’t) would like it as well! 😉 I, for one, cannot wait for the second instalment of this series! If you have any thoughts or questions about this book, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Blog Tour: True Born Trilogy by L.E. Sterling (True Born Review)

About the Book

True Born by L.E. Sterling

Published on May 3rd, 2016

Published by Entangled Teen

Genre: YA Fantasy/Science Fiction


Welcome to Dominion City.

After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.

The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…

And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.

When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?

As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood. 


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My rating: purple3

Hi again! Hope everyone is having a good week so far! In honour of the latest instalment of the True Born trilogy, True North, I’m here to review the first book itself! I’ve just finished reading True Born by L.E. Sterling, and even though I liked it overall, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It actually took me a while to finish it compared to most books I read, so maybe it had to do with that. However, I think my view of the characters and the way the exposition was handled had a lot to do with me liking the novel as well.

For instance, other than a handful of characters, I don’t think that anyone made a great impression on me throughout the novel. And that even includes our protagonist, Lucy. At times, I barely tolerated her, but there were a few moments where she caught my attention. Other than that, I also had a problem with her speech patterns because it was all over the place. Sometimes, Lucy would go from using prim and proper speech to talking regularly or in slang. And this isn’t just to different people, but in her thoughts as well. If she had stuck to one lane or the other, it would have been okay with me. But the mix in her dialogue and narrative was a bit jarring to read.

As for the exposition, while I know it’s needed for readers to gain context of the story’s world, at times it could be a bit too much, dumping information when readers could have been eased in. It felt odd at times, too, even random at one point. It’s probably why I was so slow reading this book in the beginning, because by the end of the novel, it was more fast-paced and easier to read.

The thing I liked about this book though was its world building. While the exposition surrounding Lucy and her sister Margot’s history wasn’t the greatest, the mythology surrounding the city of Dominion with a mix of science and magic was really cool. I liked seeing how that all fit together. That and learning about the Fox sisters’ puzzling DNA mystery was what made this book easier to read. It kept me going, wanting to know what would happen to them as well as what was happening to them. Overall, the book’s world building slightly redeemed the story, in my eyes.

Well, that’s all I have to say about True Born by L.E. Sterling. While I’ve got to admit that it wasn’t my favourites, it did hold an interesting appeal in terms of the world created between those pages. Hopefully this just sets the stage for book two! 😉 If you have any thoughts or questions about this book, feel free to share them in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading, everybody!

–  Sumaya

About the Author

I was a voracious devotee of sci-fi and fantasy novels all through my childhood, so I suppose it doesn’t come as much of a shock that I’ve returned to the genre with a vengeance.

For a while I turned my back on the genre in favour of ‘high-brow’ literary texts. Ironically, it was my doctoral degree that saw me circling back. There’s something about the way postmodern literature plays with the arcane that had me utterly fascinated, and it wasn’t long until I fell headlong back into my old ways and haven’t looked back since.

My first novel, which isn’t in the Urban Fantasy or Fantasy genres, isn’t high literature, mind you, even if it tangles with some serious statements about politics and the way our western world runs. My editor described it as something between Charles Dickens and The Catcher in the Rye: Serious Fun, in other words.

My second novel, Pluto’s Gate, is where I’ve come home to myself: it’s a contemporary retelling of the Demeter-Persephone-Pluto story from Greek mythology. Folded into the mix is a Shaman-in-training, a magical book, Underworld Gods, a world covered in ice, a three-headed dog, and one lousy ex-boyfriend.

But I’ll tell you this much: I believe in the power of words and stories to transform our inner worlds. Whether the characters be vampires or vagabonds, a good narrative sucker punches so-called reality anyhow.

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ARC Review: Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

My rating: green4

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hi, fellow readers! I’ve just finished reading Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant, and I must say, that I really enjoyed reading it. And to be honest, I didn’t think I would. It’s about a girl named Eva who experiences residues of emotion whenever she touches things-people, clothes, phones, etc. She tries to limit her touching objects and people to a minimum, and instead, uses her powers to identify people’s math frustrations as a math tutor. Then, one day, Eva tutors a new student named Zenn and finds herself drawn to him. More so once Eva discovers she can touch him without incident. But as she gets closer to him, Eva discovers something about Zenn that can stand in their relationship.

So, as I said before, I didn’t expect this book to be my cup of tea. I haven’t read paranormal romance in a while. But it was really sweet, with its dialogue and the characters who delivered it. While might have been predictable at times, I was still invested in the story and what was going on in Eva’s life. I’ll admit, at first, the backstory was kind of confusing. But as the story progressed, and more was revealed, Eva’s backstory became clear. I actually liked how that was laid out more than if there was just a lot of exposition at the beginning. Although there were a few things that needed explaining by the end of the novel…

While I did enjoy reading Eva’s POV altogether, sometimes I wish I could get someone else’s perspective. She can be really unintentionally judgy at times, which rubbed me the wrong way. It might be because she distances herself from people, so she never really gets to know them, but an idea of them. It was still a bit jarring at times to read about all these stereotypes about teenagers, girls and guys. But I notice that while Eva does live by these stereotypes, it doesn’t mean that other characters have to adhere by them as well. Which is a relief, I might add! The secondary characters aren’t just background noise in Eva’s story, but actually bring their own issues to the table and become more fleshed out because of it.

As for Eva and Zenn’s romance, even I did have my own qualms about it, I did enjoy reading how they met to every little development in their relationship. I thought they were a really good fit for each other! It’s just that the ending doesn’t address my main problem with their relationship, so I’m not as keen on it as I would have been otherwise…

So, that’s my take on Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant. If you’re searching for a nice and fluffy read, then look no further!And any comments or questions about Zenn Diagram are welcome in the section below! Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya


Review: Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar

My rating: black4.5.png

Hello, fellow bloggers! I’m back with another review. This one is on Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar. I admit, it was the title that made me want to pick up this book. It was just so blunt that I wanted to know more about it. Also, it’s especially comical with the traffic sign attached to it. The book is about a boy named Aspen, who has taken advantage of everyone through his super powers, taking away anything he doesn’t like about people. It’s been in his family for quite a while and until he goes to stay with them, he never really thought about what his powers does to others.

I love how selfish Aspen is; it’s much more refreshing than those protagonists who are more good than bad, but feel guilty about what they’ve done and try to make amends for it all the time. I don’t know what that says about me, but I really liked reading from Aspen’s POV, especially when you as a reader can tell that what he’s doing at the moment is pretty awful, but he thinks it’s alright and appropriate behaviour. However, don’t worry; Aspen does develop within the story and it is fulfilling because he’s come a way ( I wouldn’t say a long way, but more than the first page of the book, that’s for sure).

There’s also the romance within the book. Or the lack of romance. I felt as if this book was more focused on the idea of family and what makes a person rather than the romance between characters. Any romance that was present within the story was warped or broken to the point beyond repair. Anyways, the romance was sidelined for an important part of Aspen’s life to manifest itself: family and his powers. They had such an influence on shaping him to who he is in the present, which can be seen through the amazing flashbacks that gave us just enough information to get by and build suspense. Overall, the whole was about family, not the guy becoming a better person due to love.

That’s all I have to say about Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar. I thought that this was a pretty great paranormal read with a satisfying ending. If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below. Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya


Blog Tour: Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter

Hello everyone! Today, I’m happy to be a part of this blog tour for C.C. Hunter’s last book of the Shadow Falls series, Midnight Hour! I’ve been keeping up with series since it first came out, and I’m both sad and excited for the conclusion to such a wonderful series! 😉 At the moment, I’ll be providing a standard review, as well as some extra information.


Being a dyslexic witch is a curse in itself, but Miranda Kane’s time at Shadow Falls has helped her harness her magical powers. Now, just as she’s finally mastered them and is preparing to graduate with her friends, a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all.

Miranda awakens in the hospital with a mysterious tattoo that no one can explain. As she struggles to make sense of it – and questions her feelings for a certain irresistible shape-shifter and a hot new guy – the strange markings begin to spread all over her body, leaving her desperate to find answers. But before she can solve that problem, a new one arises: her sister is missing.

Has her sister been kidnapped? Miranda will risk her life to find out. Will she live to share the day she’s worked so hard for with her friends? When the clock strikes midnight, will Miranda make it to her graduation at Shadow Falls?


My rating: blue4-copy

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve got to say, it was a real treat to read the conclusion, especially with the nostalgia associated with it. I also find it fitting that Miranda is the one who finishes off the series. On the other hand, I’m really sad that she didn’t get more of a story, like Kylie and Della!

Plot-wise, this book is really slow. The plot is basically dragged out and what is only a few days becomes a whole novel. I’ve seen plots dragged out longer, but it was kind of sad to see, since Della and Kylie have gotten more time within a few chapters than Miranda did in the whole novel! Or at least, that’s how it felt like to me. Other than that, and the one of the character POVs disappearing abruptly, the plot was fairly interesting with the book keeping you guessing until the very end. All throughout, readers will ponder on who did what, and why. I thought that it’s one of the main factors that made the book exciting. 🙂

As you can probably tell by this point, I loved getting the chance to read Miranda’s story! 😉  The only other time we got her perspective was in Spellbinder (a novella in between books Eternal and Unspoken), where readers were left in a cliffhanger about Miranda and secrets within her family. Since this book is the last within the world of Shadow Falls, maybe the author felt compelled to answer any questions about how Miranda felt at the end of the series. Or maybe it was because it just felt right to write about Miranda at the end. No matter the reason, I’m glad she did instead of ending the series right after Della’s story arc was over. Also, not only did we get a chance to hear from Miranda, but Perry and even Shawn as well. I felt as if their stories complimented each other quite nicely.

That’s all I have to say about Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter. I thought it was a pretty great read and had me pretty nostalgic for the Shadow Falls world as a whole. If any of you are interested, Midnight Hour is available to read on October 25th, 2016. If you have any thoughts or questions on this book or any other Shadow Falls books, feel free to leave them in the Comments Section below.

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For anyone who pre-orders Midnight Hour before the 24th, there is also a short story that comes with the purchase called Fighting Back, featuring Kylie and Lucas (two characters that are old hats in the Shadow Falls world). All you have to do is send an e-receipt to St. Martin’s Press before the 24th and then on the 25th, you’ll receive Fighting Back for free!

About the author


C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she’s still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.

For more information on C.C. Hunter and the books she writes, check out her website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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There is also a giveaway for Midnight Hour as well as some swag to go along with it! It’s restricted o contestants in Canada and the U.S. only, though. For full contest details, click here.

Thanks for reading, everyone! Have a nice day!

–  Sumaya


Review: The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker

My rating: blue4-copy

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hi, everyone! Hope you’re all having a great Tuesday! I just finished reading The Delphi Effect and it was so intense! At first, I thought that it might have been boring and went on to reading other books before coming back to it again. I don’t know if it was the time away from the book or if it was just reading it when it finally got good, but I got really engrossed in the story after that!

As I’ve said, the book was really intense. I think that mainly had to do with the amount of action in the plot. The story’s intensity was like a car chase, with one thing after the other. The book kept you on your toes and just when you think that things are finally going to mellow down, they don’t. After the slow beginning, I really liked that. And then there was also the world building involved, which I thought was really great. In terms of urban fantasy or paranormal books, it’s up to the author to fit the idea of our current reality and fantasy side by side in a believable manner so that we and the characters can actually believe what’s going on or are unable to see one form of life without the other. At least, that’s how I think the genres of urban fantasy and paranormal act in my opinion. I loved the detail given to the powers people had and the history behind them. But then again, I always loved effective worldbuliding; basically, world building that helps define the story but doesn’t become all there is as well! 🙂

The characters were pleasant enough to read about. There were times when I thought that the main character, Anna, was a bit too naive. However, at the same time, I understood her actions and thoughts, which helped me sympathize with her. Overall, I liked her as a character and cannot wait to read more of her story in the sequel. In terms of relationships between characters, I liked the more platonic ones more than the romantic affiliations. Maybe it’s because the romance didn’t have as much a chance to develop. Maybe it was because the relationship wasn’t as important as the overall plot. All I can say is that  I wouldn’t put too much stock into it. 😉

So that’s all I have to say about The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker. It’s coming out on October 11th, so if you’re interested in a thrilling paranormal read, this is the book for you! I guess it kind of falls in line with the Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong. If you have any comments or questions about this book, feel free to leave in them in the Comments Section below. Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

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