By: Arwen Paris
Publication date: September 1st 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
When the fate of the world rests upon you…
Allison Delaney wants to spend her senior year healing from the loss of her father, to leave the shadows of his death and her junior year break-down behind. A Labor Day beach party seems like a good place to start…but there’s more danger lurking than anyone could imagine. Death is coming to Earth if the pods of infectious creatures aren’t stopped. But only one human can help…
To live or die is no longer a choice.
Eenoki is a protector of life but must have a sentient host to fight the invasion. A teenage girl would not be the best choice, but out of desperation Eenoki invades Allison’s mind and body, granting her unnatural abilities and strengths – and helping her escape certain death when the first wave of pods land.
As destruction rains down on Earth’s population, Allison realizes to save everyone, she must make the ultimate choice: Reject her human side and bond with Eenoki to become the Earth’s Priestess – or be killed along with the rest of humanity.
( I received this book free, from the Author in exchange for my honest review )
I have to say, this book wasn't what I was expecting. It took a completely different turn then what I was going for and, it was pretty good.
So I'm mixed with this book, it was vastly original, but it also had some typical YA annoyance that took away from the epicness of the plot.
The world is in the process of ending. Creatures are infecting humans, Allison is taken over, in a somewhat like "The Host" fashion, (All for it doesn't completely take her over, which is misleading in the synopsis), and for some reason, there is a freaking love triangle. Why.. just Why? There was no need of it. To me it felt like it was placed there to created drama. The world is ending! What more drama do you need? It wasn't in the story long, but long enough for me to roll my eyes and speed read through it.
The ending made me mad. Like the last few chapters of the book where freaking amazing, and then it ended. Like, it stopped before I felt the story had concluded. I had to go check the page count online to make sure I wasn't missing anything. There's a hug chunk of the story that still needs to be told. There better be a second book, or an extended version to explain that mess up.
Other then these two things, I was quite please with this book. Allison growth through out the story is steady and realistic. She's a fighter, despite all that she has lost, she stood tall and didn't back down. I do wish that we got a little more time to get to know her mom. I felt like she had more to give, and as a person she could have been so much more to the story then, what ultimately happens.
What got me, was that this story itself stars out like a normal YA, but it isn't. It broke free of the typical mould and ventured into the unknown. It was like Jupiter Ascending meets Star Track. The plot and story is truly one of a kind and I highly recommend you take a change on this amazing, sci-fi.
Arwen Paris is the author of young adult fiction. Her debut YA Sci-fi Urban Fantasy novel FATE OF THE STARS releases September 1, 2017. The actions packed pages of her novels are filled with characters that are forced to face fears they never expected. When she's not writing, you can see posts of her (too many) vacations that keep her sane. Arwen lives in Washington, has a big crazy family & after the day job, she writes Fiction For the Fearless - #F3Fanatic