Author: Sass Cadeaux
Series: The Secrets Series #1
Published: January 28th 2013 by Donald Wardle (Amazon)
Page Count: 330
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Shelf: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
It is a lie. Rosalba is not what she appears to be.
Rosalba's sinister intention to devour Sophia's soul becomes the focus of her parents.
Sophia's family and the local villagers try to protect this young woman.
Unknown to Sophia, destiny calls for her to become the Princess of the skin-walkers. A way of life shared secretly by all who surround her.
The announcement of Sophia's plan to leave Albion Falls brings the crisis to a head, as Sophia must fight for her life against the evil witch who deceived all for many years.
The writing seems a bit forced and choppy at the beginning, rather than fluid and natural as one would expect from a story being written in the first person. Her writing smooths out after the first couple of chapters. It becomes less choppy, more realistic, and has a much better flow. Cadeaux’s descriptions lay out the scene for you perfectly, allowing you to immerse yourself in the storyline. It is also a well put together story. Cadeaux has a strong plot line that leads you through with suspense, emotion, and excitement.
The characters in this novel are very well developed. You get to know them for who they are and where they came from. You can also understand their actions and reactions based on their upbringing. Cadeaux has these characters nailed for their age range. She portrays teen angst, rebellion, and heartache against a backdrop of family drama in a very realistic manner that is very compatible with her supernatural twist. I also quite enjoy her take on the supernatural. It is definitely far from the norm, yet completely compatible with what we already know about certain species.
This was definitely a very unique read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I cannot wait to continue on this journey with the characters. Could someone hand me a sequel please? Like NOW!!!!!
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