Author: K. R. Conway
Source: ARC provided by author in exchanged for an honest review
Where to buy: Amazon (Oct 18th release day)
Description: (From Goodreads) High school senior Eila Walker knows that good luck skips over her like an Easter Bunny on Speed. So when she inherits her grandmother’s million-dollar Cape Cod home, she is downright shocked. And yeah, her new town isn’t perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past . . . until history decides to repeat itself.
A self-proclaimed loner and previous-social reject, Eila thinks she’s hit the jackpot when drool-worthy Raef O’Reilly becomes her friendly, yet weirdly protective shadow. But being hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow slams the brakes on bliss – especially when Raef storms to her aid with coal-black eyes and iron-like strength.
Eila, entirely freaked, demands an explanation and Raef comes clean, revealing that neither of them are average humans but rather the genetic remnants of an angelic pissing-match gone wrong. Eila supposedly can channel the power of human souls, while Raef is quite adept at stealing them. Even worse, the legend about her ancestor isn’t such a myth, since Eila’s grandmother was one kick-ass warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. A power that is written all over Eila’s DNA.
Bobbie Jo’s REVIEW: Welcome to author K.R. Conway – and what a welcome it is. Undertow is the first book in a new YA series by Ms. Conway and I can’t wait to delve deeper into this world as more books come out. Being from Cape Cod herself, Ms. Conway did a fantastic job bringing the reader to the “Cape” and creating an exciting place to visit.
I love most all things paranormal, but this took it to a whole new and interesting level. It’s not your basic vampire or wolf novel. The characters give you a nice paranormal mixture of mystery and fun. Eila, Raef, Kian, MJ, and Ana become a team not to be messed with, and while they may fumble from time to time, they ultimately will have each other’s back no matter what.
What I really love about this way the book is written is that the characters are not perfect and not full of flaws – they truly feel like your average person down the street and the author has done a superb job giving each character a chance to get to know the reader. Just enough that makes you want to come back for more – and I will be coming back for more.
I would give this book a 4.5 rating – this series takes paranormal somewhere I haven’t been as a reader and I can’t wait to spend more time at the Cape or wherever Eila’s journey takes her.
Do I recommend this book? Yes, Yes, Yes, and YES!
About Bobbie Jo: A wife, a mom, a friend, an employee …. I used to hate to read – literally despised it. Only did it when I had to, and even then it was like torture to my eyeballs. Then I ended up on bedrest with my second son. Some friends of mine (who I call the bizzos – an amazing group of women I met online after my first son) sent me many things to keep me busy while all I could do was lay around in bed. That was when I was introduced to Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Plum. Outside of reading on airplanes to pass the time while I traveled for work, reading was not a favorite past-time. Well I fell in love with Stephanie Plum – HILARIOUS. My favorite authors include: First and foremost the amazing J.R. Ward! Darynda Jones, Jessica Andersen (aka Jesse Hayworth), Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jacquelyn Frank, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine (yes there is a bit of a paranormal romance theme), Janet Evanovich, Charlaine Harris, and I could go on and on I am sure J If you like you can follow me on Goodreads, just search for Bobbie Jo W.
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