Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wickedly they Come by Cathrina Constantine

Title:  Wickedly They Come
Author: Cathrina Constantine
Published:  August 24th 2013 by Black Opal Books
Page Count:  314
Genre:  YA Paranormal
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★
Synopsis from Goodreads:

A gripping, dark fantasy!

Haunting visions, unusual strength, and special paranormal talents are the norm for Seeley and her sixteen-year-old daughter Jordan. Their lives become perilous when the leader of The Black Order stalks them, trying to fulfill a prophecy to consecrate Jordan to his lord—Lucifer.

Previously homeschooled and naïve, Jordan is inducted into the social culture of teendom at Elma High, where she encounters Mark, a mysterious new classmate, who is hell bent on keeping her unscathed from the forces of evil. But the battle between Heaven and Hell is escalating—and Earth is their battleground.

My Review:

Constantine has weaved together a very religiously based tale without being overly preachy. She takes the pains of growing up and gives them a whole new element. Her descriptions and narrative set the story for her audience in a manner that makes it easy to follow.

The characters in this novel were intriguingly put together. The family structure in this novel was a little atypical, but it worked for the characters. It actually served to explain the odd character traits of the two main characters. At times they fit perfectly with their roles in the novel, at others they seemed a little off.

My only issue with this novel is that I found it quite hard to get immersed in. The story was well put together and extremely unique but there was just something missing.

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