Monday, February 17, 2014

Review: Thrall

Title: Thrall
Series: Daughters of Lilith #1
Author: Jennifer Quintenz
Release date: May 2012
Age group: Young Adult
Pages: 281


Synopsis

“Welcome to Braedyn Murphy’s life. She’s a typical—if shy—sophomore navigating the slings and arrows of high school life with her two best friends, Royal and Cassie.  Then a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door, and Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.

But Braedyn’s normal life comes crashing down around her ears when she learns she’s a descendent of Lilith, the mother of all demons - and that she might play a critical role in an ancient war between the Sons of Adam and the Daughters of Lilith. Turns out the right answers aren’t always clear or easy.  And as for “good” and “evil” – it all depends on how you choose to act.

Inspired by the ancient Mesopotamian myths of Lilith and her offspring, Thrall explores first love, strong friendships, and taking on adult responsibilities against the backdrop of powerful supernatural forces and life-and-death stakes.”

Expectations 

The synopsis sounds intriguing and makes me curious about the story. I've never heard about the ancient Mesopotamian myths of Lilith and I'm looking forward getting to know more about that. I'm really interested in stories based on a myth (I love the Percy Jackson series), so that's a good start. I've received this book for review by the author, however, this will not influence my review. I always write honest reviews.

Review

The story immediately pulls me in . The main character Braedyn has a lot of realistic  features most of us can relate to.  She's not the popular  girl at school, she feels kind of average.

It's a well written story, with some great characters and character development.
The writing style is amazing. It's fast-paced, gripping and hard to stop reading. I feel like this is a book to read in one sitting and I didn't like it that I didn't have the time to read it like that.  All the characters are very believable( if you don't count the paranormal ones ;)).  They just seem very real with their own problems.

An example from the book of the beautiful writing style:
Quote: 'Lucas nodded a goodbye and walked away, leaving me feeling chilled - like someone had just turned off the sun.'

I really like Braedyn, our main character. She's a very believable and down to earth girl. Her reactions are often very understandable which tributes to the credibility of the story. I like the way Braedyn's character developed as she counters the good vs bad issue. It's very confusing for her to deal with that. You read the struggles she has within herself and the way she faces reality through the consequences  of  her actions. I also like the way she learns how to fight and defend herself. 

Lucas is a really nice character as well, just thinking about him makes me smile. He's a good guy with his own struggles to deal with. He really cares about Braedyn.

Somewhere in the middle of the story the pace was a bit slow, but the rest of the book makes up for that. I love the unique story line.I n this book I feel like I truly get to see Braedyn change gradually from an average girl to a strong and confident woman. 

All I can really say is, if you like paranormal romance, you will love this one! 



2 comments:

  1. Great review and a very interesting sounding book!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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    1. Thanks Thea! It's a very interesting story.
      Happy reading!

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