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  • Posted October 15, 2014

    *** I received a free review copy of this book from YA Bound Bo

    *** I received a free review copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review***

    Filled with mystery, action, suspense, and sweet heartwarming romance this book pulled me right into the story from page one and didn't let me put it down until the very end! This was such an interesting book with a really unique storyline that I have rarely read about before. It was nice taking a break from the usual paranormal topics and diving into this world of the Lunaterra and Mortis.

    I loved reading Eila's story! Eila was a great character with not only a strong firece and fiesty side, but also a very funny, sweet, and caring side as well. It's very easy to relate to Eila and the emotions she feels throughout this book. And Raef.... I don't how to describe him other than a super loyal, caring overprotective bodyguard who happens to be very hot. His determination to protect Eila was just so very sweet! Plus, I loved reading how their relationship slowly developed from strangers to friends, and finally to a couple. Aside from these two, I loved all the other supporting characters, namely Kian, Ana, and MJ. They were all so protective and supporting of Eila, and even though they aren't the main characters of this book, they still had a lot of depth, especially Ana and Kian. I have to admit that although I was totally engrossed in Eila and Raef's story, I still sometimes found my mind wondering to Kian and Ana's story. I was and still am curious about how Kian and Ana met and what really happened to make them the way they are now.

    The storyline was filled with suspense, mystery, and twists and turns all throughout the book. I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to anyone who loves paranormal stories, because this book will most definitely hook you in and not let you go until the very end!

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  • Posted September 10, 2014

    Undertow, Book 1 in the UNDERTOW Series, K.R. Conway Review from

    Undertow, Book 1 in the UNDERTOW Series, K.R. Conway
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    This sounded intriguing, clearly paranormal in genre but what type – no mention of vampires or werewolves so I was keen to see what would develop. It has an almost Twilight feel to it, not the type of paranormals, but in the way they group fit and work together, playing off each others strengths and with the same dangerous combination of grouping. That's not a crit BTW I liked twilight Winking smile
    Anyway, the story starts off with a very normal slant, Eila and Mae move to the new home, Eila starts school, makes friends and of course, enemies, and there’s a hot boy there....and for the first half the story develops fairly slowly, it’s clear there’s something going on but not what. That works well, and any faster pacing would have been rushed, and this way we could really get to know the characters as individuals. Then the action start to heat up, Eila learns more about herself and some of the others, the danger starts getting real, and they need answers fast.
    I enjoyed this, I like a YA for a change sometimes and the Fantasy genre often delivers a well written one that suits my taste. This isn’t heart stopping terror-laden read, but then from a YA you’d not expect it to be, but the danger and the mystery does feel very real. I lied the characters, they had a realism about them and I felt I’d got to know them and how they’d react. The romance that develops worked well too, a slow start but one where we can feel the attraction though Eila wonders if its just one sided..and its not til near the end that she finds out more. It had a few twists I didn’t expect – the Raine connection for one, and I’m sure that will be knitted into the finale along with other developments. I’m keen to see where the story goes next.
    Stars: four – its a really fun easy read.
    ARC supplied via publisher and Netgalley

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  • Posted May 29, 2014

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    Family secrets can be deadly. I loved the suspense and myste

    Family secrets can be deadly.

    I loved the suspense and mystery packed into this story. There were a lot of twists and turns that kept me guessing. The romance was nice and set at a decent pace with no insta love. I really liked the different aspects of this story and the paranormal elements really made the story that much darker.

    Eila was a strong heroine with attitude. I loved her sassy nature and that she didn't let others walk all over her. She really held her own even when things started to get messy. Her relationship with Raef was interesting, sweet, and at times funny. There interactions were never boring and I enjoyed seeing Raef getting under her skin even though he could be annoying.

    Raef is very protective, strong, and determined. He has lots of secrets and at first is hard to understand, but he has a reason for everything he does. He is kind and loyal to those he loves. I can't wait to see where he and Eila go in the future.

    This is one paranormal romance you won't want to miss!

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a re

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author K. R. Conway.)
    17-year-old Eila is shocked and surprised when she gets a call to tell her that someone has given her a house in Cape Cod – claiming that she is the rightful heir of the property.

    Living with her mother’s best friend – her sort-of adoptive mother after her own mother’s death, Eila moves to Cape Cod, and immediately is captivated with resident bad boy Raef.

    There are things going on that Eila doesn’t know about though, and things come to a head when Eila is pushed off of a bridge and nearly killed.
    Who bought the house for Eila? Why did they want her to move to Cape Cod? What is special about Raef? And who is now trying to kill her?

    This was an okay paranormal romance, and I thought that it had some interesting and unique ideas.

    Eila was quite a caring girl, who considered her adoptive mother’s needs as well as her own. She was a nice girl, and I hated how the mean girls picked on her.

    The storyline in this was quite interesting. While it did have the usual good vs. evil storyline going on, I thought that the storyline concerning what Eila was and what Raef was to be quite unusual. I don’t think I’ve read another book with quite the same supernatural characteristics in the main characters, which was a nice change.

    There was some romance in this, and I liked the forbidden feel that it had to it. I thought that this was done quite nicely, and happened quite naturally. It was also good that we didn’t get any soul-mate revelations.

    I liked the twists and turns in this story, and there were a lot of things happening that I didn’t expect, and didn’t see coming, which was good. I thought that the ending was also quite good, and liked how we got a fairly happy ending, even whilst facing the unknown.
    Overall; a good YA paranormal romance, with some different and unique supernatural creatures.
    6.75 out of 10.

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  • Posted November 7, 2013

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    I really enjoyed reading Undertow, it had fresh ideas that I lik

    I really enjoyed reading Undertow, it had fresh ideas that I liked reading a lot. From the very start there is a mystery feel to the story, and as it progressed the more intrigued I was to know more. Elia Walker has struggled with her life, and not having her parents with her has made things difficult, but she is shocked to find out that she has inherited a million-dollar Cape Cod home. Not knowing who has giving her the house, she decides to take the opportunity of a life time. With that she moves to Cape Cod where adventures await and her family past is revealed. 

    Elia wasn't expecting to meet Raef O'Reilly, but the more time they spend together, the more protective and charming he gets. It is then that unexpected events happen and she notices how quick he is there to safe her. When Raef's true identity resurfaces, everyone around Elia is in danger including her. Now she has to find a way to safe those she loves. With a unique story line, Undertow is the perfect mix of mystery and paranormal. I'm really looking forward to reading more of the author and of the series. I recommend everyone to give this book a try. 

    *ARC provided by NetGalley*

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