Tuesday, October 11, 2011

YA review: The Frenzy

Liv has a secret.
Something happened to her when she was thirteen. Something that changed everything. Liv knows she doesn’t belong anymore—not in her own skin, not in her family . . . not anywhere. The only time she truly feels like herself is when she’s with her boyfriend, Corey, and in the woods that surround her town.
But in the woods, a mysterious woman watches Liv. In the woods, a pack of wild boys lurks. In the woods, Liv learns about the curse that will haunt her forever. The curse that caused the frenzy four years ago. And that may cause it again, all too soon.
While Corey and Liv’s love binds them together, Liv’s dark secret threatens to tear them apart as she struggles to understand who—or what—she really is. And by the light of the full moon, the most dangerous secrets bare their claws. . . . (goodreads)

My thoughts... Wow, what a surprising read. I was not expecting this much POW out of this novel. I went in not knowing what the story was about. What I found was a lot of themes and characters that had quite a bit to offer. The heroine, Liv, is far from perfect. She struggles internally with emotional issues and insecurities that make her relatable, but set he apart from others. The other characters in the story keep it interesting, they too have traits that set them apart from their community.

This story moved at a great pace; I finished it in just over a day. The writing is very smooth and has a great rhythm that keeps the reader engaged. The plot was interesting. It had elements common to other paranormal series, however the characters kept it fresh and exciting. I will be watching for more from this author!  

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Jessica said...

I've heard great things about this book :). I'm glad to see that you enjoyed it! I'm adding it to my wishlist.

Ari (Reading After Midnight) said...

This sounds really good. I'll add it to my to-read list :)

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