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  • Jessica
    2019-02-09 22:22

    Overall, I mostly enjoyed the story line. But there were a lot of parts of the book that irked me. There were many grammar/punctuation mistakes. The characters were not developed at all. I couldn't connect or care about any of them and some seemed unreal. Like Alisha was mean one minute, nice the next and it never made sense for her to act the ways she did.There was lack of consistency in some things, for example the names. Ronan refers to Burke's mom as Mrs. Harold sometimes, and sometimes Aunt Terry. The dialogue between the characters didn't seem believable. And especially the relationship between Ronan and Cat. It escalated to total love "let's get married" too quickly. They barely knew each other and it just didn't work for me.Lastly so many things seemed to happen exactly when it would be convenient for them to get out of a situation, rather than because it will be needed for the story later.There were a lot of parts that I didn't like, but for some reason I still wanted to keep reading to see how it ended.

  • Sonia
    2019-01-29 22:15

    This book is like a half-baked cookie. It has potential, but it's still too raw to be sold. It needs a LOT of polishing both grammar and punctuation-wise. Sometimes it seemed that the author wasn't a native English speaker and that nobody had bothered to edit or check for mistakes.Then, I had another problem with the characters. They aren't developed at all, so it's impossible to connect with any of them. Not to mention how Ronan and Cat go from strangers to teenagers that want to get MARRIED in a month. I hated that.The whole modified genetics thing sounded really cool at first and was basically why I wanted to read this book. I can tell the author made some scientific research, but everything just happened so easily for the characters that the tension was non-existent. Every time an issue came up, it was solved in the same page.So I guess you could say I didn't enjoy this much, and the only reason why I even finished reading it was because I was curious as to how it would end. I know I won't be reading the second book, though.

  • Kathryn
    2019-02-23 01:30

    I really enjoyed the premise of the book and the whole genetically modified & having these special abilities & I LIKED the characters - I really wanted to love them though but they just seemed really un-relatable and kind of disjointed, probably the aspect I hated the most was definitely the relationship between Cat and Ronan - like I'm all for a bit of insta-love now and then but this was just a bit too instant for me - they were more like an older couple who had been married for a while rather than teenagers both discovering their first love & I found their dialogue to be extremely cringy at times - most of the time a bit of cringe in relationships in books I like because it adds to it (for me anyway - especially in first love kind of things), but this was just way too much & the ending - wth, seriously he may think and feel like a 25 year old and granted he probably does really love her - but marriage when they are only like 17 and have know each other for hardly long at all - JUST NO too far for me - I think if i could have connected through their relationship even if I couldn't through the characters could have enjoyed it more but overall it felt quite rushed and reflecting now it feels like nothing ever happened - I kind of longed for it to frustrate me when people got separated and make me eager for them to get out but everything just seemed too easy and unrealistic even for the fictitious storyline, the premise for the story and the idea makes me want to carry on to see how it plays out but I don't think I could take more Cat and Ronan

  • Jeanne Funston
    2019-02-19 23:34

    I read this book mostly out of interest for the topic of human genetic engineering and wanted something a little tamer than the Maximum Ride series. I wasn’t disappointed with Designed for Perfection. While the story is a young adult fantasy, it’s not that far from the realms of what we may see in the very near future with human engineering. The author incorporated some realistic psychological struggles and emotions that one would expect to be associated with growing up a “Designer Baby.” The book focuses on a group of designer’s on the run and fighting to survive, with a romantic subplot, both of which are well developed and engaging. The story and plot flow effortlessly and I was definitely motivated to keep reading, to find out what happens next. The main character, a 17 year old boy disgruntled with his parents’ choices to mess with his genetic make-up, initially is arrogant and difficult to like. By the end of the book, well let’s just say, Ronan Callahan, may very well be the next teen boy idle. While the serious romance leading to a (spoiler) proposal, normally would have been a little young for my taste, the author did a good job portraying the characters as much older and mature for their stated age, making it very believable. For me, this story was unique, well written and a fun read. I will be anxiously waiting for the 2nd book in the series.

  • Nancy The book junkie
    2019-02-05 01:11

    Rating: 4.5/5When I first read the synopsis of the book it immediately got my attention. Genetic is a hot topic in the last couple of years and let’s be honest here…we are pretty close of actually being able to choose exactly what we want our baby to look like! So when Elle Davis offered me a copy of her books in exchange of an honest review on goodreads I jumped on the opportunity and I’m glad I did! For a first novel I’ve been surprised about the quality of her writing. A lot of time, in their debut novel, writers a searching for their own style. They often trying a lot of different things in the book but her style is fluid, her descriptions are vivid and she created very likable (or less likable!) characters but also an original storyline.I wasn’t a fan of Ronan at first, he’s arrogant, difficult to like and seems to think that he’s above the normal teenagers of his school. While is friend Burke (who’s also a designer baby) enjoy is gifts as much as he can and live is life at his fullest, Ronan seems to retreat behind a cold façade and keep everybody at arm length. He shows little interest in his pair and views most of their comportments as a study and a source of divertissement. I’m glad to say that he change in a major way through the book and at the end I found myself swooning over the pretty boy! Cat was a definitely my favorite character from the start. I love how she doesn’t care about Ronan appearance and don’t accept crap from him! It’s probably one of the first times he’s treated like anybody else and I think that helped him grow up into the person he’s at the end of the book. She’s had a very strong personality and can’t stand injustice, but at the same time she’s very vulnerable. She’s also very protective of her younger sister. She takes a lot on her shoulder by dealing with her uncle and taking care of her sister.Despite the fact that the characters have to grow up fast, giving the circumstances they still act like most 16-17 years old, which I enjoyed since in a lot of books author tend to have their characters act way to maturely for their age!Overall this was a great start to a series and Elle Davis first attempt at YA is sure to win you over. I can’t wait to read more of this series, especially with this ending! I’ll be on the lookout for the next book, that’s for sure.

  • Alisia L Sunderland
    2019-01-24 02:07

    this is a must read for all you super natural fans out there! I am a very avid reader and let me tell you, it grabs you from page one. This is the kind of series that needs to be looked at by movie producers. With all the popular super natural movies that are hitting it big, this would make an exciting new twist on the super natural big screen. Cant wait for the second book!

  • Sasha Alsberg
    2019-01-31 23:07

    Loved this book!! Cannot wait for designed to love!

  • Brianna ☯
    2019-01-29 04:25

    Designed for Perfection by Elle Davis When I first heard about Designed for Perfection. I jumped at the chance to read it. Genetically modified DNA- it's unlike anything I've ever read. At times it was lacking emotional and relationship development. But, I'm not complaining because the relationship was really endearing. Also I wished the scenes between Ronan and Cat were a bit longer. I felt we only had a minuscule amount of conversation between them. But the ending had me clawing for the next book Designed to Love. (I have an idea from the title about the romance)The concept of the book was what really captivated me, mainly because it was a high school romance abruptly stopped to go on the run from the government, trying to end the CGEM teenagers. The book would have been a lot better if the "villains" had a little more character development. But other than the villains, every other character were perfectly developed. Alisha's character really intrigued me because her attitude towards the group goes from , complete bitch to developing familial bonds. At times I had my suspicions about what side she was on, which is why I really enjoyed her because she made me questionable. I loved Cat's POV, but wish there could be more than eight chapters from her( it simply wasn't enough, I craved more)Ronan isn't cocky or a douchebag.....Ronan is the sweetest male protagonist ever. I don't want to give away his character completely, but just know he knows what he wants. And it is so adorable how protective he is over Cat and Claire.All I have to say about Claire- the five year old is..... BADASS!!! Completely loved her character.Overall I really enjoyed this book; it was a fast and thrilling read. Elle Davis has my interest in this series, and I very much am anticipating the second book. For a debut novel she did an outstanding job! If you are a fan of Obsidian or Shatter Me, definitely go pick this book up! Thank you, Elle Davis for giving me the chance to read this amazing story.-BriannaramaREVIEWS

  • Ingrid Hall
    2019-02-10 05:28

    Ronan Callahan is not your average teenager. Not only does he have supernatural powers, but he has also been genetically modified before birth. During the first in this coming of age series, Ronan must come to terms with the fact that his parent's chose a designer baby and unite with other genetically modified youngsters against the government agencies which are out to get them.Sound cliched? It is and I would definitely have liked a bit more depth/exploration of the whole moral and ethical issues around cloning and tinkering with mother nature, however I am absolutely certain that this book will tick all of the boxes for the intended target audience. I am not normally a big fan of the Young Adult genre, however I was instantly pulled into the story. For all he is initially emotionally detached (because of the personality traits package that his parents foolishly chose for him) he is incredibly likeable and I am sure that most socially awkward kids, even those from less privileged backgrounds would instantly relate to him. The author has also done an exceptional job of creating well rounded young people that even mammy's like me can relate to! His love interest Cat, is amazing. I love the fact that circumstances have cruelly forced her to deal with bringing up her five year old "gifted" sister. I love her friendship with her gay best friend and most of all I love the sincerity of her relationships with both Ronan and her sister Claire. Likewise five year old Claire with her abilities to telepathically communicate and move objects around is absolutely adorable!Like so many books that I have read recently, the author has chosen to write this as a multi -viewpoint novel, giving alternating first person accounts from both Ronan and Cat, and I am going to say no more on the subject other than the fact that she handles the whole viewpoint issue well.I have to say that I enjoyed the first half of the book more than the second half as I felt that as the book wore on, the author went into cliche overload, so much so that I started to switch off. She has however, built in plenty of hooks to keep young readers eagerly looking out for book two, and YES, I will download a copy when it becomes available as I am curious to see where the story goes moving forwards. If I could offer up one suggestion to the author it would be to really focus on the unit of Ronan, Claire and Cat and not be tempted to delve too much into the old bunch of teenagers escaping from secure military units and kicking shit out of every possible government agency routine.All in all, this was was a relatively fast paced young adult romance, and even though I know from her bio that she leads an incredibly busy life, the author must never be tempted to give up on her writing!

  • Sarah Goffman
    2019-01-26 00:25

    When the topic first came up about reading Designed for Perfection, I was a little hesitant due my thinking it would be about a bunch of high school kids and their love story. Wow, was I ever wrong. I am so glad, I had the opportunity to read this book.Designed for perfection is about not typical high school students. They had a little help from their parents in changing their DNA. The kids are the "perfect" students, athletes and models. Most people think having the "perfect" body, life and everything you wanted would make you happy, but does it really? What happens when you go through life without anything to challenge you? In this book, you will find out...The Designer, as the modified kids are called, are contracting a virus that is killing them. This is story about Cat McCullough (Cat), her sister Claire, Ronan and the rest of the Designers. Cat and Claire are orphaned when Cat is in high school due to a boating accident. The Designers are abducted by supposedly the government to conduct testing on them and to eliminate them. I like that the kids still went through the same trials and tribulations that most kids go through. Often times, in our society, we focus too much on being perfect and not enough on enjoying life. The cover of magazines at the checkout line and covered with diets and works out. The tabloids make fun of people's bodies about being too thin or too fat. As a society, are we really heading in the direction of genetically altering our children while still in the uterus so they can be what our society dictates? It is scary to think about. If someone does think about genetically altering embryos, they should read this book first. The book does have some romance it in but it is not overly done. I am excited to read the next books in the series.

  • Kristine
    2019-02-01 01:32

    Original review found at stars* I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.*I wasn't sure what I would think when I first got this book in the mail. I will admit that I am sometimes guilty of judging a book by its cover and I really do not like the cover. Considering the people depicted on the front are suppose to be beyond beautiful it just doesn't fit. To me they look scary with perhaps the exception of the little girl. I'm glad that I could look past it because it ended up being a pretty good young adult read. I think my youngest daughter would probably really like it. I won't re-tell the story (you can read the synopsis) but I will say that it was an easy book to get through with a simple writing style. It left you guessing and routing for the Designers. The story does not end when the book does leaving room for another book in the series. Although I felt the book was a little young for me I still enjoyed it. The relationship between Ronan and Cat was not as believable as I would have liked. It started out great but then seemed to a little rushed.I will probably check out the next book to see where the story goes and recommend it to a younger audience.

  • Brandi
    2019-02-08 05:21

    The story was quite original. It was a good read and hard to put down at times. The characters were likable, but I wish there was more of a back-story to some of the other Designers, like Alisha. I figure that their stories might be developed in a future book, or books (which I would definitely buy), though. The characters were all quite original and not the typical 'cookie-cutter' characters that are featured in many novels.The writing was smooth and flowed well with a couple of exceptions, which brings me to the only 'kind-of' complaint I have about the book. Some of the romance scenes seem kind of out of place to me and almost seem to interrupt the flow of the story. That being said, I felt this issue to be kind of trivial as it relates to the book as a whole, and it wasn't enough for me to deduct a star. I would not hesitate to purchase any of Elle Davis's novels in the future, I really enjoyed her writing style, and feel this book is a 5-star read.

  • Hillary
    2019-02-01 05:34

    When I first heard about this book I really wanted to read it and I'm really happy I did because it was great. The concept of the book was interesting and very original. It kept me engaged throughout the whole book. I liked the fact that it wasn't too long and I am excited to see what happens in the next book. I thought that the romance between the main characters was a little too fast paced for my liking. At first I didn't really like how Ronan, the main character, treated his parents but once I continued reading I could see that he felt bad about that. Overall the book was great and I would definitely recommend it!

  • Melissa ownsbey
    2019-01-31 02:29

    i liked the coveri enjoyed the book i love the whole thing i cant wait to read the next book in the series i love this i give it 5 plus stars

  • Skyler
    2019-02-12 05:28

    I received a free copy of this book from Elle Davis through the GoodReads First Reads Giveaway. (Thank you, Elle Davis)!Tired of all the teen books like Twilight full of cheesy romance and predictable action? Are you bored to tears from reading and re-reading Maximum Ride because you simply can't find a new series to dive into? Lucky for you, there is an author named Elle Davis who wrote this wonderful book about genetically engineered humans (called Designers) and what happens when a deadly virus threatens to wipe them all out. Welcome to the first installment of "The Designer Chronicles," Designed for Perfection.Summary: Seventeen year old Ronan Callahan is a designer baby. His wealthy parents emptied their wallets to allow scientists to alter his genes and give him a gorgeous physique, and IQ boost to boot to insure that his future breeds success. And success he receives. High school? Please, give him a challenge. The homework is a breeze and his popularity is booming. But when everything you could ever want is so easily attainable, there's an air of monotony that permeates every day. Cue the appearance of a new girl at school, Cat McCullough, who not only catches Ronan's eye but sparks something in his heart. His cold attitude towards romance ignites and all thoughts of boredom are brushed aside. When Cat's five year old sister, Claire, enters the picture, Ronan reaches out to her like the brother she never had. Between wooing Cat and defeating a deadly virus, Ronan Callahan has got his hands full. And after uniting with five other designers, he soon realizes that it's gonna take all of his genius-level smarts and supernaturally superior skills to not only save himself, but protect his new designer friends as well. This book was an especially enjoyable read and the plot twists and character developments were thoroughly original and refreshing. I can't wait to see what happens next in the second book!

  • Aimee
    2019-01-25 02:24

    I was kindly gifted this a copy of this novel by the lovely author Elle Davis, who asked me to review it on Good Reads. I will fully admit that I only had it on my to-read list because I entered a good reads giveaway. When Elle messaged me asking me to review it I said yes naturally, but I was a little dubious if I would actually like this book. Let me tell you I was sooo wrong. I loved it. I am a massive fan of anything slightly supernatural or dystopian most of the books I read are along those lines and the idea of genetic modification was really intriguing to me which is probably why I looked at the book in the first place. I like the plot line it is pretty fast moving but at the same time makes sure all the important details are described properly. It is also very simple descriptions unlike The Mortal Instruments which uses a lot of metaphors and fancy explanations. I also liked the characters because they weren't made to be overly mature, yes slightly more mature than your average sixteen year old but all the typical challenges a teenager faces are there. Ronan is the main male protagonist and Cat is the main female character, I think they work well together and their romance is a sweet contrast to the more sinister plot line. I like the whole love at first sight/soulmate idea but the pessimist in me thinks its a little unrealistic (I don't know if thats the right word). There are some typos and dissonant plot points but its not glaringly obvious unless you are looking for them or thinking about it. It is not the best written book I have read but I definitely enjoyed the novel and am looking forward to the next book in the series and can't wait to see what happens to the characters.

  • Christine Roberts
    2019-01-26 23:08

    I LOVED this book! This author did a great job for her first book! The characters were nicely developed. I really enjoyed the overlapping that was done, going between one main character to the other. I really can't wait unitl the next one! Have already suggested this book to family, friends and coworkers!!(I won this book through a Good reads First Reads contest)

  • Sophia
    2019-02-15 23:08

    actually I want to give it a 4.5, but I can't do that on goodreads, can I?

  • Catalina Martinez
    2019-01-26 05:23

    This book was AMAZING! Elle Davis truly knows how to keep a reader begging for more! Her characters are truly lovable and unique. Especially little Claire! I personally felt like I was in the story. (My name is Catalina but I go by Cat) And that so happens to be one of the names of Davis's characters. Davis's characters are easily brought to life through this action packed, romantic, sweet story. Davis interprets the idea that family is worth everything throughout the book. She shows with her characters Ronan, Cat, and Claire, that family and friends are important no matter what happens in life. The characters and action are really brought to life in this book. I highly recommend this story for everyone! Davis truly captivates the heart of her readers through her characters! Cant wait to continue the series!

  • Erisha (Bookaholic Reads)
    2019-02-18 06:06

    Read full Review at: *I RECEIVED THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW* NO SPOILERS! Designed for Perfection by Elle Davis is a beautiful, cute romance story but it has a twist! Is it possible to say I am in love with a book because it is so true! Designed for Perfection was incredible and the writing style was also a job well done. You can clearly see throughout this novel that Elle Davis used her background knowledge on Medicine, Perfect Genes in creating this novel which made it more life like. The idea of being a Designer Baby is original am very unique. This book was a quick read as the first page would straight away capture your interest. The setting up of the world was beautifully done and this book was very fast paced but it still gave you time to enjoy the romance between Cat and Ronan. I enjoyed this book a lot and would recommend this novel for any romance or Science Fiction readers, as this novel fits into both categories perfectly.SPOILERS!Designed for Perfection by Elle Davis is no cheesy, romance story but in fact is a life like story with a twist. Ronan, the main male protagonist, is a designer baby. A designer baby is not a baby who wears designer clothes but in fact a baby who was modified at birth to have perfect genes, a perfect face and brilliant skills which guarantees a successful life. Ronan has a stubborn behaviour and throughout this novel is confused to why his parents would ruin his life by making him perfect. Being perfect is not the best thing in the world as it leaves you not challenged in the world. We later find out that the Designer babies have genes from animals which makes them have qualities which are both found in animals and humans. This causes a threat to the Government as having extra strength can lead to destroying the world. Cat is the main female protagonist who has lived a hard life. With her twin brother and parents dead she has a huge responsibility of taking care of her 5 year old sister, Claire. Cat character is very strong as she has the power to ignore Ronan's stubbornness and looks which other girls can't. This attitude only leads Ronan to find himself falling in love with Cat. He also breaks down his walls to reach out to Cat. Their romance is one of a kind and has definitely reached out to me. Claire is later a main character in this novel when we find out she is the most powerful Designer baby. She has more strength than the others and through the power of energy, can lift objects. With another 5 designer teenagers they stand against the Government to regain their freedom in the world. When Ronan's parents died I had a mix of emotions mainly sympathy for Ronan and the courage he has to go back to his town was amazing and it is very difficult to find such strength in teenagers today. At the end of the novel, I loved how every thing came together, including unanswered questions. The idea of the Designers working as secret agents for the Government in return for freedom was a smart resolution leading to Ronan proposing to Cat. This proposal was left at a cliff hanger which has me in a hangover of this novel. I am eagerly waiting to read Designed for Love and I am desperate for Cat's answer. This novel was an enjoyable read which I will definitely recommend for others to read. Elle Davis has a unique style of connecting with her readers and I adore her writing style of two point of views. I rate this a 5 out of 5 stars and I don't really have anything negative to say as this novel was really interesting and heart capturing.

  • Aimee
    2019-02-09 02:05

    I was kindly gifted this a copy of this novel by the author, who asked me to review it. I was happy to oblige. I teach college courses about the impact of technology on society, and one of the topics that we discuss is genetic modification. This book appealed to me in that regard because it deals with a huge "what if": What if we take "designer babies" to a whole new level? What if parents could choose everything from their babies' eye color to how strong they will be, how fast they can run, and what their IQ will be? How will these modifications be achieved? In the world created by Elle Davis, they are achieved by not only modifying an embryo's existing DNA, but also by introducing non-human genetic material. Of course, only the wealthy can afford these modifications, and when the resulting offspring discover their origins, they are not always thrilled. What consequences will such modifications have for both Designers and the rest of society? This is where the story really begins, about 5 years after the last genetically-modified child was born. A virus is infecting and eventually killing Designers, and they finally realize that they have to band together to search for a cure while avoiding the federal government's attempts to capture and kill them to prevent the virus from mutating and infecting all humans. In the midst of it all, Designer Ronan Callahan meets new girl Cat McCullough and falls in love. Ronan is dealing with the challenges of being a Designer, while Cat is dealing with her parents' death and having to raise her 5-year-old sister, Claire, alone. When they discover that Claire is a vital player in the unfolding drama, Cat and Claire join the Designers as they run for their lives. Can they convince the government that they are not a threat and just want to lead normal lives?This is apparently the first in a series, so it will be interesting to see what happens to the Designers in the next book. I did think that the end was a bit unrealistic, although it does set up nicely for a second book. The book could also benefit from more basic editing--removing commas where they don't belong, correct use of apostrophes, etc. Like I said, I teach and those things just jumped out at me and distracted me a bit as I read. That was the main reason I rated it 3 stars vs. 4. Overall a good read.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-14 00:29

    I would have given this 3.5 stars if it was an option. I was surprised, because the cover is kind of funky, and it's hard to tell when the book is free if it's a find, or a felonious crime against literature.The characters were pretty well developed, it had chapters from Ronan's and Cat' point of view, which they were pretty equal with each other, I think that's a hard balance, I often find myself really liking one person's perspective over the other, but they read pretty similar to each other.Ronan is one of about 300 genetically designed kids, and most things come to easy for him, he's bored, he's selfish. But he does get intrigued by the new girl in school, who though not genetically altered, is very intelligent and athletic, and the clencher doesn't pay him much attention.Cat is newly orphaned and taking care of her little sister, based on an shaky arrangement with her corrupt Uncle. She know's her trauma induced mute little sister is not quite like everyone else.After Ronan helps her in an emergency, they realize that they're connected in a much larger scheme of things, and she, with her little sister Claire get pulled into a world, where the government has become aware of the combined powers of these "designer kids" and is trying to take them down. And the kids decide to fight back.

  • MJ Symmonds
    2019-02-13 06:09

    I actually decided to read this book simply because I won a copy of the second in the series. I would NEVER start a series @ the second book. That would be crazy. Well I ended up getting to read this for free as Elle Davis put it on the Wattpad app. Thanks so much:) I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice change from a lot of what I currently read. The idea of genetically engineered designer children was a brilliant storyline. It is relevant to our society as we hear so much about this & cloning. I like how she goes into great detail to explain what the traits of these designers are so that you're not trying to figure out what it all means. There are plenty of twists and turns in the plot to keep you guessing as to what is next and keep you wanting to know more of what's going to happen. I seen that this is to be a trilogy, but I wonder if she will decide to do spin off books or series based on the other characters once Ronan & Cats story is told. I see great potential for her to be able to do this. I would be very interested in reading more based around these characters. Good book, quick read. Great for the intended YA readers as well as the more "mature" reader like myself.

  • Rosalie
    2019-02-12 01:06

    First of all, can we just take a moment to appreciate this cover? It is so beautiful!And now on to my review: The reason I picked this up was because of the cover (of course) and because Sasha Alsberg (@theshadowhunters) had recommended it. Also, I thought the topic of this book was very Original and interesting since we are very close to actually start designing our own babies. There was one thing though that kind of bothered me and that was the printing mistakes. There were a few quotation marks missing and there was even a whole paragraph double copied (maybe that was just my copie.) Even though the printing mistakes were annoying sometimes I very much enjoyed the book. It was so now and then very fast paced (a little too fast sometimes) but it was overall very enjoyable andit was a very good first novel.

  • Lori Emerick
    2019-02-11 02:28

    Elle Davis did a wonderful job in her first YA novel! I was most captivated by the topic of Genetically Engineered humans....the author is ahead of the field in presenting this subject from the perspective of the "Designer Babies." There are many sub-plots at play throughout the, anger, loss, death, ego, heroes, protection all appear throughout the story....this keeps the reader captured and curious about each chapter. I also found myself reminded of the most difficult time in my life growing up...trying to fit-in and be part of the "in crowd." There were gentle reminders of why care and compassion for others are critical traits to have as a teenager. Thank you Elle Davis for a great read!

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-11 04:21

    I received this book for honest review. Thank you Elle Davis for giving me the chance to read your amazing book.I really loved this book. I love to read anything supernatural. It grabbed my attention from the beginning. It was very hard to put down. I love the cover of the book. The plot was very interesting, and I liked all the characters. I loved the romance of Ronan and Cat. I really think this book should be turned into a movie. I can't wait till the next book comes out. This is such of an amazing book and I have recommended this book to all of my friends.

  • Julie
    2019-01-28 03:14

    I won/received this book through goodreads.I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Once I got the time to pick it up, I couldn't put it down... finished it the same day! I can hardly wait for my 9 year old to be able to read it lol (it will definitely handed down to her as a future read). Very well written, fun to read, and I look forward to more great things to come from the very talented author, Elle Davis!

  • Kirstie
    2019-02-21 02:15

    I won this book in a goodreads first reads giveaway. Thank you Elle Davis and goodreads for the chance to review this book.This is a great young adult novel. It has a great storyline along with relationships the older kids can understand. I look forward to reading book two in this series. My tween daughter has asked if she can read this. I will give her this one to read now, and get her book two as a gift.

  • Alicia
    2019-02-11 02:23

    I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I am always looking for books through the First Reads giveaway that would be great for an in classroom library as I am a teacher. I myself really enjoyed reading this book and can't wait for the next book of the series.I would definitely recommend this book to others that enjoy reading ya books with this type of adventure/mystery/romance. Overall wonderful book to read.

  • EJ1201
    2019-02-10 03:26

    Book provided by the author for an honest review.Original idea and good execution. Well written. There are some typos and inconsistencies that are being addressed by an editor. More like 3.5 stars.