Author: Cameo Renae
Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise.As her family’s sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn’t even know who or what she is.A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday… things will change.
Thank you Netgalley and Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing for the review copy! This doesn’t affect my opinions or review at all.
I’m not sure I can form a coherent paragraph right now cause I am too annoyed so let me just list what I didn’t like in bullet points.
- I didn’t like the MC. Her sadness came across as fake to me and from her voice I felt that she’s a shallow person.
- The writing and the dialogue are too cheesy and sloppy and just…amateurish. There are also too many unnecessary caps-locked words. For example:
“…and I did NOT want him to think I was immature.” – page 20
“Malachi did NOT look happy and glared in our direction.” – page 26
“I mean – HELLO! I only met the guy a few ours ago and, but there was something there… something that happened when we touched… something that wasn’t natural… something that seemed to pull me towards him whenever he was near.” – page 31
Which brings to the next issue:
- Flawlessly perfect boy who turns the MC literally into a puddle at first sight and she’s already saying stuff like he’s the-only-one-who-could-pull-her-out-of-her-sadness crap.
“His powerful smile seemed to pull my sinking heart from the unknown depths of sadness, and place it somewhere a little safer.” – page 21
“His touch did something to me. It warmed me and made me feel like everything was going to be alright. But as we neared Malachi, he let go, and I was suddenly hit with a with an overwhelming feeling of sadness and emptiness.” – page 25
“He gently brushed my arms with his fingers, which melted a bit of my sadness.” – page 29
“He stole my breath for a moment, and then he smiled; making my heart flutter. How was that possible? I never thought I’d be able to pull myself out of this eternal sadness.” – page 29
“I just couldn’t see any light at the end of this pitch-black tunnel… except for the small glimmer that was sitting in the seat next to me. Kade.” – page 29
Ughhh seriously, girl??