Wednesday, September 30, 2009

By Rachel Hawthorne

Brief Synopsis(Barnes&Noble):

I see him and know what this turmoil inside of me means: He's the one. My forever.

kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying—and thrilling—gene that will change her life forever.

lucas is dangerous, gorgeous . . . and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way.

As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.


So the last book I read was neither bad, nor good, I felt completely under stimulated by it, and a little disappointed. But after I completed it, I decided to start a series again, and let me tell you, the first book in this series was very cute, well written, and captivating. Though there were not many twists you could not predict, and some parts were very simplistic, those little characteristics did not effect the overall reading material. Never once did I think "Ugh I can't possibly finish this book". I stayed up well passed my bedtime, and was never disappointed by any parts of it whatsoever.

The main character Kayla is completely strong willed, her draw to the forest is a mystery to her, considering what horrible event took place there. Yet she's still enthralled by the beauty of it all, losing herself in the vastness of the territory in which she finds she has always been a part of.
The relationship between her and Lucas is complicated, but very intense, and though Lucas frightens her, she can't deny that he may have something she desires. I honestly did not think their was a surreal depth to their relationship, and despite whatever thoughts I had, the description of the way Lucas stared at her, and the way he felt the need to take "control" of her and the situations surrounding her, made the read that more entertaining.

I don't want to give too much away, but there's a light weight love triangle that comes in to play, and the intentions behind it are wicked and cruel. Ignorance is bliss, but being oblivious can be torture. And I'll leave this review on that note.



Misty said...

The cover of this is really striking. And aren't we all drawn to distant and brooding. Damn it.
Fun review. Tease.

EGuevara said...

i know darn writer knows are weakness