Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: May 1, 2013
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
The Blurb:Seventeen-year-old Abigail Johnson is Gifted.
Blessed—or cursed—with Sight and Healing, Abby lives an unsettled life, moving from place to place and staying one step ahead of the darkness that hunts her. When she arrives in Jackson, Wyoming, she is desperate to maintain the illusion of normalcy, but she is plagued with visions of past lives mixed with frightening glimpses of her future. Then she meets Kye, a mysterious boy who seems so achingly familiar that Abby is drawn to him like he’s a missing piece of her own soul.
Before Abby can discover the reason for her feelings toward Kye, the darkness catches up to her and she is forced to flee again. But this time she’s not just running. She is fighting back with Kye at her side, and it’s not just Abby’s life at stake.
Descendant is the debut novel by Nichole Giles.There was so much to like about this novel that kept me reading faster than I realized, but there were also a couple things that I didn't enjoy so much. So, I'll start there to get it over with. Abby is a strong character, but she's pretty dense at times. As a reader, you will have things figured out long before she does. I yelled at the book a few times because of this. Also, she was rude to people when it wasn't necessary, like when she first met Kye's father. I would think that would be the time to make a good first impression. Maybe not. I mean the girl is a little stressed. Then there were the bad guys. No matter what, they just kept finding them..instantly... wherever they went. Was this because they kept using a credit card? Now I know it's supposed to be from some royal magic bank account, but still. Isn't it traceable? That was never specified, so it made me wonder how they were always able to find them sooo fast. Okay. That's all of the bad. See? Not so much bad. Now, on to the good. The story line was unique and fast. You have an enchanting romance, evil bad guys, fairies, magic powers, and some humor. My favorite character was Murtagh. He was adorable and fun. I hope we see more of him. I have a feeling we will. Kye was charming. I fell for him faster than Abby did, I think.There was hardly a dull moment as danger always presented itself in some form to keep you on your toes. There are some shady characters who I haven't figured out yet. Can we trust them? They all keep it interesting though and kept me wondering. I'm curious to see where Kye and Abby end up next. I think things are about to get even harder for them.
The ARC of Descendant by Nichole Giles was provided to me from the publicist for review. The opinions are my own.
Nichole Giles had early career plans of becoming an actress or a rock star, but she decided instead to have a family and then become a writer. Writing is her passion, but she also loves to spend time with her husband and children, travel to tropical and exotic destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.
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