Julia Long's senior year is starting with an extra dose of crazy. First, there are the creepy dreams about bloody cult rituals. Then, her new classmate and crush, Southern charmer Graham, shows up in her nightmares as the sacrificial victim. And these dreams seem to be telling her she's supposed to save him, when in real life she can barely talk to the guy.
One thing's for sure, Graham is mysterious. He and his sister are tight-lipped about their time in the south, and Julia suspects they're on the run from something or someone. As her dreams intensify, Julia begins to manifest strange abilities, and when Graham is near, they kick into overdrive.
There's no more denying it. Not only is Julia falling for Graham, but she has a magical connection to him. A connection that will put them both in mortal danger when Graham's dark past finally catches up with him.
With love, magic, and adventure; fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight and Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments will love this suspenseful tale.
©2015 Eliza Nolan (P)2016 Eliza Nolan
I loved this book. it was well written and interesting. I loved that it takes place in Minnesota and I can recognize the places they talk about. I love these paranormal teen books. I can't wait to get the next book. the narration was great.
couldn't put it down! looking forward to book 2. good character development by both the author and narrator. not my usual genre but too good to pass up.
I think I would if I had it downloaded. I enjoyed driving and listening to it, I found myself looking forward to errands or even cleaning so I could listen to it. The story was not my normal M.O. but I liked the sample, the narrator fit the YA sound bill perfectly.
I thought the beginning was most memorable, her best friend ditched her at their favorite band's concert texting her grandmother was in the hospital. It turns out she lied and completely stabbed the main character in the back. The shock and betrayal conveyed in her voice was very relate-able.
It was really enjoyable listening to this, the various voices she did for different characters added depth to the specific characters and fit them perfectly, bringing the story to life. I might not have read this book, but as an audio it was engaging and entertaining. I really felt for the main character as she went through her experiences.
I didn't cry, but at one point she is bullied and later betrayed, which is relate-able to anyone in or out of high school. A few points were funny and I did chuckle.
The narration was completely on target, she was professional and easy to understand. The characters were easily identifiable by the pitch or accent she used consistently for all characters. It really brought the story to life and I enjoyed listening to it.
Quiet man who enjoy Audible Audio-books as a way to escape from the world each day. They provide an excellent soundtrack for my daily walks.
This was a fun filled little supernatural natural drama set in Minnesota and North Carolina. I found the different element of the high school miscommunication and teen angst funny along with the the elements of the unknown growing powers in the main character. I found this to be a well written and enjoyable audio experience.
The narration was done by Ms Alisha Bade. This is my first time hearing a performance of hers and I really enjoyed it. She provided the perfect voice for this character and I found myself entranced by her performance. I look forward to listening to more of her work.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It captures my attention from the very beginning and it just kept getting better and better!! Can't wait for book #2!!
The narrator was also amazing!! Brought the story to life
I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narration was on point. Her emotion and tone throughout the audiobook was perfect and she made me feel positive things for almost every character--good or bad. In terms of the content, I thought the book was well-written and included several themes that really resonated with me. For example, bullying. The book made me feel for what the character was going through on a different personal level. Loved the conclusion!!
I enjoyed this book overall. The reason I gave it three stars is because I felt that it was more of a young adult romance book. It did have the paranormal piece but I was disappointed that it was not more fast paced and it was basically at the end without much explanation. I realize it is a series but I wish it had more of definitive end. I wasn't left wanting to move onto the next book. I am going to try the next book.
This story was basic, and simple. The perfect combination for a teen romance. The vernacular is definitely current teen, made apparent by the use of "anyways" and "you don't even know". Although slightly annoying to me, it's fine for the audience this is most likely written for. The over arching storyline is quite interesting, and I will be happy to read the next installment when it's released. The narrator was very good with different characters, and had a nice voice acting quality to her. No dull reading of the text. This is certainly worth the listen!
Disclosure: I was gifted this audiobook in return for an honest review.
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