by Shannon Duffy
Published April 10th 2012
by Tribute Books
Honestly, when I first read the blurb of this book I was expecting the same cliché YA paranormal romance where a girl moves to a new school, meets a mysterious boy and then fall in love. But the book unexpectedly surprised me in a good way! Apparently it's about witches! And being a fan of witches, I devoured this book whole heartedly.
There are so many unexpected twists in the story and I'm trying very hard not to include spoilers in this review. Needless to say Jewel got the shock of her life when she discovered that apparently everyone has been lying to her all her life. Everyone except her little brother; Jayden. Even her sweet Grandma Raine is not what she seems. And since I loved books that set in far flung places, I really enjoyed this one. The pace might be slow in the first few chapters but after that the setting picks up nicely and we get to follow Jewel's adventures to Russia and Italy.
Ugh! The book would have been perfect if not for the numbing instant love. I don't get how Roman and Jewel are so attracted to each other eventhough they just met. Seriously, is it necessary to throw a love triangle into the mix? I feel so bad about Chase; the hunky jock who obviously had it bad for Jewel not realising what or who she is.
Overall I love the book because it exceeds my expectation somewhat.
Recommended for: fans of witches
Verdict: 4 stars.
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