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Saturday, February 8, 2014

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Review: Ephemeral by K.A. Poe

Ani'Mari Saga #1
Author: K.A. Poe
Publication Date: November 19, 2013
Publisher: Self Published

For Victoria Aldrich, death is everywhere. Cursed with powerful visions, she foresees the death of everyone she touches. Until she meets Spencer Manning.

When Victoria touches this strange new boy she sees nothing but blinding light. But sometimes the brightest lights cast the darkest shadows. As Victoria tries to understand why Spencer’s death is hidden from her, she also begins to glimpse a shadowy figure lurking around town—a boy that no one else seems to see.

The deeper Victoria pries into Hazel Grove's new inhabitants, the more she discovers their connection to her curse, and how she must use it to stop a fate worse than death.
Disclaimer: Review copy provided by author for a honest review

     If anyone paid attention to one of my Sunday Posts earlier this year (ha, the 1st post of the year actually), you're probably well aware that Ephemeral is pretty much guilty of helping me keep up with my reading schedule amidst making the new blog design.
     Then again, I was pretty much done by then, so I guess that piece of information was [very] irrelevant.
     Well, in most cases, Ephemeral was a page turner. Emphasis on most. There was also a cliffhanger, in which no matter how much I like them, I hate them as well.
     I guess Cliffhangers + Sophia = Love/Hate Relationship. It's been there since Day Who-Knows-When.
     Unfortunately, despite the cliffhanger and page turniness, it's not enough to make me want to read the 2nd book ASAP. I mean sure, it has a different idea to angels and demons instead of the usual Nephilim that you find popping up all over the place nowadays, and I'm curious as to what happens next, but I'll definitely survive waiting for a year or so to find out.
     The romance was too fast – thankfully lasted a bit longer than what's their name..? Perry and Aria? – to my taste and a bit graphic to be YA. No wonder I'm not a huge fan of NA. Or Romance for that matter.
     (The situation with Perry and Aria: I know I don't really like Under the Never Sky, but some things just tend to stick around in the back of your mind and triggered by something else. >_<)
     Can I mention the cover's really pretty though? The hair's a bit too pinky though. :p

Rating: 4 out of 5 Owls

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