Author: B.C. Burgess
Age: New Adult
Hosted By: ATOMR Tours
After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her lonely life, quickly finding she descends from witches and wizards. Magic is in her blood, and a handsome family friend is eager to prove it. Through a ring imprinted with her birth parents’ memories, Layla’s enigmatic past comes to light, presenting possibilities and trials more chimerical than her wildest dreams.
Quin’s natural charisma yields plenty of witches, but he longs for the lost witch – the mysterious Layla. He's dreamed about her his entire life, envisioning the day he would lay eyes on her face and aura. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he’s confronted with the challenge of a lifetime – an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.
Employing fiendish manipulation and manpower, Agro uses the arcane force of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. Nothing pleases him more than latching on to a mystical vein, and never has there been a more enticing source. The divine witch will be his.
This book was just really not for me, well half of it anyway. Half the book is about Layla and her journey, and last 50 percent is about her parents and their journey. I really liked her parents story, and thought it was interesting. They were real people with real flaws. What ruined Layla's part for me was Quin, he just struck me as a love struck teenager. On their first meeting together on the first day I was like oh I'm going to like this guy, but then it kind of went downhill from there. I had a hard time seeing him as a real person, because he had zero flaws. I don't like characters who are too perfect. I feel like since Layla was only in half the book I really didn't get to bond with her. I feel like all the books I've been reading lately have a girl who never is interested in guys, and then all of sudden gets a drop dead gorgeous guy. It seems to be a very common theme I am not liking that much. It is really not that realistic. Even if she didn't have a boyfriend, if she was that pretty you would think she would still have at least one guy who was interested. She worked in a diner, she wasn't a total hermit. People knew she existed, especially if it was one of the only place people ate. If an author leaves the character's past up to imagination, then that's just it people will imagine. If an author wants their story to be interpreted in a single way then there should have been more details. Then, I assume people will be like it doesn't have to be realistic it's a book, and I really don't know why it bugs me so much but it does. The mate bonding thing I usually only have seen that in werewolf novels. That part doesn't bug me too much, I kind of like the idea of finding soul mates, and their souls bonding. Honestly overall, I am intrigued enough in the story line to give the second book a try when I get the chance. I will let you guys know how it turns out when I do.
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