Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Book Review: Poison by Dejana Vuletić
Series: Keeper of Light
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Published by Lulu Enterprises
Published on March 1st 2012
Where to Buy: Amazon
View on Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Dessa Ambrose – the normal girl-next-door who yearns for her life to attain meaning – meets the strangely alluring Christopher Calder, who holds the secrets of the past and the keys to all the doors Dessa wishes to open. As she spends more time with Chris, Dessa begins to realize that he isn’t human – or at least not a normal one. His mysterious powers leave Dessa questioning the very foundation of the world she grew up in, and when Chris finally opens the door to Dessa’s future, she finds herself reluctant to walk through it.
As a newly Awakened Keeper – a God in the form of a human with the power to control one of the elements of nature—Dessa learns of her affinity for Light, but as she and her friends try to remember everything from their dark pasts, the evil they knew then has followed them to the present. But unfortunately for them, none of them can remember who that evil might be.
With that evil destroying the bonds that hold them so close to one another, wreaking destruction upon the world, and attempting to claim Dessa’s life at every available turn, Dessa realizes that her true destiny can no longer be avoided.
When it all comes down to it, Dessa must either forfeit herself, her power, and her will to live, or she must give up the lives of the entire world – of those she sought to protect. Can she make the ultimate sacrifice? Or is she just as spineless as the enemy believes her to be?
This story is extremely intense and passionate. I was swept away from the beginning. The character development is crucial to the story. Dessa is an interesting heroine, her emotions captivate every aspect of her life and everything she does revolves around them. Everything that happens to her and everything that goes on strives to move the story along
There were a few parts were the story did not seem to flow as well. There were some graphic parts but they were essential to the path of the characters and the story. Although, overall the story as a whole was extremely emotional and engaging. I am looking very forward to reading the second book in the series.
Note: I won this book from the author.
About the Author from Goodreads:
I absolutely love writing while lounging in my lawn chair with a cold glass of lemonade and my iPod playing music through the yard. A bit cliche, but what can I say? It totally works for me.
I'm a junior at the Ohio State University majoring in American History and eventually I plan to become a teacher. Writing has been a hobby for me since eighth grade, so I've been at it for a good, long time.
My debut novel, Poison, was published just a few months ago, and I have TONS of other projects in the works, so be sure to look out for them!
Author’s webpage: http://poisonouspurity.blogspot.com/