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  • Posted March 24, 2013

    After Eren's parents die, she moves away from the only life she

    After Eren's parents die, she moves away from the only life she knows to live in the middle of nowhere with an aunt and grandfather she never knew.  There she undergoes a change and discovers she's a channeler, obtaining power that she never imagined.  She is reluctant to explore her new power though she is encouraged by her new friend, Aiden.  Soon Aiden is in trouble and when Eren tries to help him, she discovers that his family is mysteriously connected to the death of her parents.  Knowing this, she cannot rest until she discovers the truth and ensures that justice is served.

    I had a few issues with this book but ultimately, the intriguing plot and unique paranormal elements kept me engrossed from beginning to end.  Some phrases were used too often for my taste and too much was unveiled through dialogue.  The romance felt right but didn't move too quickly.  I look forward to seeing it progress through the series.  The mystery isn't much of a mystery but I turned page after page waiting to discover how the conflict would be resolved. I enjoyed the action at the end of the novel.  At the end we get a complete resolution but Ms. McCorkle does a great job of introducing characters that make me want to return to discover what's next.  The channeler aspect really sets this one apart but I definitely want to know more.  Overall, a satisfying read.

    P.S.  It upsets me a bit that Eren's ancestry and description in the book is not reflected in the model on the cover.  Or maybe "mocha" means something different to me than everyone else.

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