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Posted April 6, 2012
The last several months of Maddie’s life has been terrible. She has lost her parents and has moved in with her great grandmother Draoi and starts the middle of her senior year in a new high school. She is not popular and has become a loner. Then she discovers a new guy sitting in her seat. Dougal is in every class with her, always ends up in her seat, then stares at her through the class. She also meets another new student, Chase. She is drawn to him with is electric touch and he can’t seem to get her out of his mind.
Chase then learns that he can shift into a griffin and has the desire to do so whenever he is around Maddie. Chase’s family are from a line of grey griffins that are to protect the key, a person that can open the tower that the evil black griffins. Maddie is the key, although she doesn’t realize it. There is going to be a battle between the griffins that want to keep the tower locked and those that want it opened. Maddie and Chase are going to be caught in the middle.
I really liked this book. I can’t believe that I waited so long to read it. I was sucked in and couldn’t wait to find out what happens next. I felt for poor Maddie being all alone after losing her parents and being the social outcast in school. I’m very excited to read more of Felicia’s stories. If you enjoy YA paranormal stories, this is one that you should not miss.
Posted February 24, 2012
I experience something very unusual while read this novel. There are many times that I find a book that will begin slowly, but turn out to be an extraordinary story diamonds in the ruff. I hate having to give any type of negative reviews, but this story was exactly the opposit for me. Starting out I was feeling the characters, and engrossed with the direction of this story. As the story continued it almost seemed to lose some of it momentum, and I became distant from the story. As the details mounted and the characters became more complex it felt as the though they were not longer so clear cut for my understanding. As I struggled with the remainder of the story; I desperately hope to see more from this author that will carry the same aggression that I experienced in the beginning of this story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 21, 2012
Sweet romancing with a non-typical paranormal being. It was interesting to take a peek into the world of gryphons in this fairy tale like story set in the present.
The main characters are likeable and a couple were unpredictable.
Posted November 27, 2011
This book is a sweet story of love and loss, betrayal and redemption, and hopes and dreams.
This book is about Maddie, a teenage girl who is relatively new at school, having moved in with her great-grandmother after the death of her parents a few months before. Maddie is very lonely, having trouble making friends at her new school and grieving for her parents, and she keeps to herself. Then one day, not one but two new guys show up at school and show Maddie attention, maybe too much attention. Chase is the ¿good boy,¿ and a very likable character. Chase feels very protective of Maddie from their first meeting, although he has no idea why, and Maddie quickly falls for him, too. Dougal is the ¿bad boy.¿ He is very secretive and won¿t stop staring at Maddie. He makes her and Chase both quite uncomfortable with all of his attention to her. Chase and Dougal are both jealous of each other and are vying for Maddie's attention, but for very different reasons.
I liked that this story was told from three different points of view, Maddie¿s, Chase¿s and Dougal¿s. We always knew what was going on even though the characters didn¿t. I also liked that the author took a different take on shifters instead of going with the usual werewolves or some other animal. I really liked the whole concept of The Key, which I won¿t go into because it will give too much away!
There wasn¿t much I didn¿t like about this book, but I would have loved to see the ending drawn out a bit more. Everything seemed to be resolved very quickly, and I think there could have been more put into the ending scenes. Another thing that bothered me was the formal writing style during dialog. Conversations seemed to be forced. Nobody talks the formal way these characters did, especially teenagers. I did find a couple of inconsistencies in the book that confused me for a second or two, but overall this was a good story and I really enjoyed it.
Posted August 11, 2011
The Key was a wonderful, fast pasted book. It was full of action, mystery, paranormal elements and of course, romance! I adored this story from beginning to end and im looking forward to reading more books by Felicia. Maddie has faced many challenges. First her parents die, she then moves to her grandmothers; goes to a school were shes invisible, deals with horrible nightmares and lives the life of a every day high schooler. Things couldnt possibily get worse, or could they? Chase and Dougal move to town and both take an interest in Maddie. Maddie notices both as well but they're not quite what they seem. Maddie is the key but "a key to what?", is the question. I really enjoyed this story. I recommend this story to anyone who loves a yound adult romance filled with mystery, romance and puzzles. Its has paranormal creatures and elements as well as a great happy ending! Wonderful story!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2011
Maddie needs a hero. Her hero comes in the form of Chase Donovan; the love story begins from here. Chase makes for a great hero, he's charismatic, handsome, protective, loving, etc... and the author doesn't overdo these qualities-he still seems human. The novel switches the point of view from Maddie to Chase, giving the reader the opportunity to view both of their thoughts and decisions. Maddie has a few rough edges, but this just adds to the appeal. The plot is very unique for a fantasy YA novel. The novel contains humor, romance, action, drama, and mystery <-the best qualities for a terrific YA book. The dialogue was easy to follow and kept the readers interest. There were no lengthy descriptions and the book itself was fast-paced. This book is recommended for young adults who enjoy fantasy novels.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.