Thursday, May 15, 2014


Publisher: Carina Press
Date published: April 7th, 2014
Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by  Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 3.5

After finding out about her powers by accident, Cass has learned to control them but she prefers to suppress them and pretend they don’t exist. Until a friend needs her help to find his missing sister. Cass ends up back in among the community of people with abilities like hers who are being targeted to use their powers for evil. She also finds out that her powers are much stronger than she’d thought and therefore there are many challenges ahead of her.

This is a longer book, 81,000 words, and the first in a series, so there’s quite a lot of world building going on. There’s also a lot of movement and action and a large cast of characters, both of which help the book develop and then stay on track. I like the fact that although this is urban fantasy it’s a bit different in the way it deals with the issues, and that they’re presented very realistically. The characters are well drawn and the action is appealing. Cass’s feelings, turmoil and problems are dealt with in a very believable way, and the melding if the people’s abilities and the real world is handled well, too. It took me a little longer to relate to Shane, and some of the secondary characters, but they all have their purpose and blend well into the book. A fascinating story, and just a bit different. A great start by an almost new author.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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