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This review is from: Witches in the Holy City (Holy City Series) (Kindle Edition)
PRODUCT REVIEW: 18-year-old Lorelei Moskowitz thought she would have a normal college experience, but even she believes that normal is overrated. So it doesn't come as any big surprise when she finds out her cousin, Julie, is dating a warlock who may or may not have a dishonest, hidden agenda. Using her witchly powers, Lorelei decides to make sure Julie doesn't get hurt, but she can't do it without the help of Ethan; a 150-year-old warlock in the body of a twenty-five year old. The two of them form an instant friendship as they stalk the streets of Charleston, South Carolina keeping an eye on Julie and her mysterious beau. It doesn't take Lorelei long to fall for Ethan, and eventually, she makes a shocking discovery about the mother she's never met. A discovery that puts her life in a whole new perspective.
"Witches" was an interesting story. I liked the characters, especially the main characters Lorelei and Ethan. The author was unable to decide if Lorelei's sister was named Julie or Anne ( an editorial mistake perhaps?) but she was also an interesting character, being one of the few non witches/sorcerers in the story. I really found it ironic that the non magical character of Julie was the 'perfect' sister. Julie was beautiful, smart and fun while Lorelei, the witch, was not as pretty, not as smart and not as much fun. The interaction between Lorelei and her love interest, the sorcerer Ethan was fun to read. As the product review promises, this is more than a simple love story involving witches. There are some very interesting twists and turns. The ending is quite unexpected and leaves you wondering "what happens next?" As this is the first in a series, I expect several of my questions will be answered in the next installment.
Overall, I found this to be an enjoyable and quick read. I look forward to more from this author. I give this book 4/5 stars
When I started this book, I absolutely loved all the references to The Iliad and Greek mythology. I loved the character of Claire and the entire Delos clan. Helen, not so much. I thought she was a terrible heroine. She hated to stand out in a crowd, she was somewhat boring and I could not understand how Claire wanted to spend time with someone like her. She did redeem herself as the book progressed and she became more involved with the Delos family, she became stronger and more in tuned to her natural demigod abilities. Her introduction to Lucas and her attempt at killing him when they first met added a wonderful edge to the story. I found myself wondering 'what the heck is going on?' How are these two going to get together?
Scions are a new and unique group introduced into the mythology of the story, they are demigods. Children of the Gods involved in the Trojan War. The Gods themselves played a minor role, they are not participants in the story of Starcrossed. The mythology of the book is somewhat twisted from what I remember from school. I'll have to go back and reread The Iliad.
I've read several reviews that compare Starcrossed with the Twilight series. I can see some similarities but much prefer this book. I cannot wait until the second book in the series is released. I loved the character of Hector and cannot wait to see what happens to him
Monday, August 15, 2011
Beneath Shining Stars, I Read: Delirium by Lauren Oliver: "Delirium Author : Lauren Oliver Publisher : HarperTeen (an imprint of HarperCollins) Release Date : February 1, 2011 Edition : Hardcover..."
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Novel Nymph: Waiting on Wednesday: Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Chi...: "Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Sweet Ve..."