A phenomenal debut by a brilliant new author! When you think about how to write the first book of any series, take a second to look at this work of art. Emerald is a beautifully written novel that grabs the reader from the very first word. It holds onto you until you realize half the day is gone and there is no more book to read. The fact that this was written by a brand new author is astounding. I am going to be honest, I didn't really like the cover before I started reading this but after reading Emerald, I think there could not have been a better cover for this book. From start to finish Lee leaves the reader wanting... no needing more. Lee is a very promising new author and I can't wait to read more from her!
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 star!
[NOTE: I was given a physical ARC by Penguin Young Readers Group in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]
One of the of the few things I do not enjoy when it comes to books is when someone makes a book into a series. I am not a fan of reading series just because it is hard for me to get into the book and I find myself always critiquing it. However, there are a few rare occasions when the book surpasses expectations and allows the reader to fully emerge in the book as they were able to in the first book. This is one of those rare occasions. Genesis picks up right after the chaos left behind in the cliffhanger in the first book, Nemesis, following Min, Noah, and the other sixty-two members of Fire Lake’s sophomore class. The characters have changed from Nemesis, there are two that have drastically changed (for they have become reluctant and almost cruel) in this new world. Without giving to much away I have to say that I became hooked almost right away. Genesis is a fast paced novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Reichs has done an incredible job of creating the roller-coaster ride of emotions that was needed and very much appreciated for Genesis. Genesis is a out of this world sequel to Nemesis and just when you think it could be over, you realize its not! If you haven't read Nemesis, read that and then make sure to read this enthralling sequel!
Overall I am rating this a 4.5 out of 5 and as a must read!
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
Just like its predecessor 'The Curse' kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me racing to the next page to find out what was going to happen next. The novel starts off directly where the the first book ended. I like when stories do that. Right away the reader is diving back into the action. Girton, was able to do something that many authors have issues doing, making the sequel just as edgy as the first book. Bringing in new additions and new twits Girton is able to bring this series to a whole other level.My only critique with the book is I feel the cover doesn't do the book justice. However, that shouldn't hold you back from reading this book.
If you have read the first book and liked it then you will be blown away with this paranormal romance novel!
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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