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She’s a loner, she likes to fight and, oh yeah...she has the ability to see the demons that lay beneath the faces of ordinary humans. It’s a gift Charlie Wright inherited the night her parents were brutally murdered when she was fourteen years old.
Now in her last year of high school, Charlie just can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble. Rather than taking a one-way trip to juvenile detention, Charlie chooses to join a mysterious group called The ForeverLand Alliance.
And then her life really gets weird.
Charlie finds herself magically transported to an alternate universe. In Semper Terra, no one ages, people fly, and one stunningly gorgeous, immortal man manages to capture Charlie’s heart and awaken the adult woman she is becoming.
But it’s not all fun and games. For Charlie is training to become an Annihilator, a select group of Semper Terrans who protect mankind from all of those things that go “bump in the night”.
It’s only when Charlie finds herself stuck in the middle of a prophecy that could bring about the end of the world that she truly begins to understand the deep sacrifices she will have to make.
4 stars - Good paranormal YA in a pretty unique world
The very first thing I noticed about this book was Charlie. I love her voice. She's a little bit snarky and a whole lot impetuous. She clearly feels the need to fight for the underdog and I liked that about her even though it did tend to get her in trouble. She becomes a little bit more bada$$ as she comes into some of her potential throughout the book. Definitely fun to read, I enjoyed Charlie.
This world that Charlie joins is a twist on the fae/greek lore with just enough real life in it to keep me grounded. I enjoy it so much when an author finds that balance of fantasy and reality, blending familiar with magical making a great reading experience. Success for world building.
Caiden was interesting. It was refreshing to not have some rule being the obstacle keeping these two apart. There's always something, right? But I really wasn't on board with what was keeping them apart or how slowly things progressed. I would have liked to see the kiss happen sooner and their time together increased, less summarized. I'm hoping to see more with that in the next book.
As a first book in a series, there lots left that I'm wondering about. Jimmy is one of those things. I'm definitely interested in finding out more about this world and these characters. It's a different kind of book from Sawyer Bennett than I'm used to reading, but I can't wait to see where it goes.
I read this book quickly and was less than pleased when I had to set it down. It's clearly good YA paranormal and if that's your thing, then you should give this one a try.
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
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