Saturday, June 23, 2018

Mini-Review: Phoenix Awakens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
     Julia Long’s senior year is starting with an extra dose of crazy. First, there are the creepy dreams about bloody cult rituals. Then, her new classmate and crush, Southern charmer Graham, shows up in her nightmares as the sacrificial victim. And these dreams seem to be telling her she’s supposed to save him, when in real life she can barely talk to the guy.
     One thing’s for sure, Graham is mysterious. He and his sister are tight-lipped about their time in the south, and Julia suspects they’re on the run from something or someone. As her dreams intensify, Julia begins to manifest strange abilities, and when Graham is near, they kick into overdrive.
     There's no more denying it. Not only is Julia falling for Graham, but she has a magical connection to him. A connection that will put them both in mortal danger when Graham's dark past finally catches up with him. 
     With love, magic, and adventure; fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight and Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments will love this suspenseful tale.
Extremely fresh and original voice. The plot was creative and the mythology used was not the basic normal, mainstream content. I was a little confused with the mystery school we never learn about and the best friend was a huge pain in the ass that I really disliked. Despite those flaws, I really enjoyed how creative everything was unfolded. The end left me wanting more and I can't wait to read the sequel! Four glittery stars.

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