So, I am reading a short young adult book right now titled Wraithsong (2014) by E.J. Squires.This book is the first in a series still in formation (Desirable Creatures Series).
This book is about a young girl whom finds out she comes from a very ancient species of human dating back to Norse mythology. and the Adam and Eve story. But her mom wont tell her anything important before her 18th birthday, where she will finally learn how to use her powers. But, alas, something terrible happens and the main character must go on the run and save her life as well as others. But, who can she trust?
So far this book reads very well, some parts I skip but that’s just me. especially the whiny, angsty teenager stuff. I do that for a lot of books tho. Long groupings of inner monologue tend to bore me and this author keeps it short which I love.
I will definitely be getting her second book.
The Crush Saga Books 1-9 by Chrissy Peebles
This series is mostly set in California and is centered around a adolescent girl. This girl, Taylor, moves to a new town and makes one new friend. New friend gets her into a bit of trouble, Taylor finds many new friends, mostly from the supernatural world, that she never knew existed. She also never knew she was a key piece in a major centuries old ceremony to take place to restore all the witches powers, too bad she has to die to do it.
Each book centers around a specific event Taylor must stop or overcome. Taylor becomes a girlfriend, a werewolf, a vampire, a witch, a wife, a queen and a mother all in the space of a few books.
This is a great story line to follow and I was very intrigued by the first book. The first book was free and the subsequent eight books are usually less than five dollars. The writing style is easy to follow. But I did notice the author tends to let her angsty, teenage, “woe is me” brain explode a bit. There were some portion of the book that I just skipped over, because the main character just wanted to bemoan her life instead of pulling up her big girl panties. Also the relationship between Taylor and her lover, Jesse, is a bit intense. Taylor is often thinking of Jesse as her savior and she cant live without him. Very reminiscent of the Twilight sagas Bella. Sometimes it was a bit hard to swallow listening to this character go on and on about her love. It does get a bit wishy-washy sometimes.
But, I think this series is definitely on my recommend list, as I love the paranoraml young adult books. I get sucked into a series and I just cant wait to finish it. This is a great series to help me go to another world of the fantastic.