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Summary from publisher:
It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.
As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.
Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.
I have to admit that I was a bit tentative with this one. I am not a fantasy reader most of the time. Actually so rarely that whenever I come across a fantasy of any kind that I actually like I find it completely flabbergasting. I found this one to be one of those completely flabbergasting ones.
I really loved Dez. She was strong and kick-ass. It’s very rare that you find a heroine this awesome so I savor it when I do. She’s not one of those wishy-washy girls and I loved that. I also loved her circle of friends Nick, Jace and Lana. Their characters were all very well developed and not reduced to merely a plot point in the midst of a larger story. They all played a role.
I am not one to get involved with love triangles. I always pick the losing team—Jacob, Eric (I have a feeling he will lose), Gale etc. But I absolutely love Dez with Reece. Yes, I am declaring myself Team Reece. He is the mysterious and hard to figure out one yet he is so caring towards Dez. It’s difficult not to pick him. I do like Jace but totally not for Dez. Now I am not going to ramble on about the romance---that would be wrong, I also loved the world building. It was seriously good. It’s a world I can see myself jumping into over and over again—and I will be when the next book comes out.
*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.