- File Size: 2999 KB
- Print Length: 367 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1491075384
- Publication Date: December 9, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E9JC97U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,462,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Elect (Allison's Story Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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If you look for a lot of melodrama, you wont got it in this book. The story is written in a very precise language without all the unnecessary rattling that you find in most YA books and it really refreshing for me as a reviewer. I couldn't put it down all the time wanted to now what will happen next.
The paranormal elements does not take the center of the stage. Though, are a exit in the background, they fully merge in the last hundred or so pages.
The main character Allison is not a typical heroine - she is the type that prefer to hide in the background (the one that her external look will not project any saying) she isn't Barbi and she isn't a tomboy. She is bright and plain looking and she feel comfortable with that. Her humor tend to go on the sarcastic range of the spectrum, I found myself too many times smiling to that. She’s neither neither strong nor weak. She doesn’t spend the book fawning over some boy, but rather discovering her own potential. She is also a very loyal friend who will put the need of her BFF before her needs.
At last we see a heroin that really know how to use her brain. Usually, to cover for this kind of a real use of logic, the authors tend to mention it a lot along the plot without the "meat" to support it. For example, when three attractive young men started trying to hang out with her and her BFF... Allison immediately realizing that something isn't add up, and she don't lose her head and fall for the pretty charming guys.
I think, that what make the story are the characters, they give it life, from Delaney’s wit, to Nate’s charm.
Nate, Ryan and Jeremy belong to the Elect. The elect are gifted with supernatural powers. At age sixteen Allison start not only to sense this powers, but also use them herself. In the history of the Elect, there has never been one such as she, and with good reason. Because she wasn’t born to such power, she has a difficult time controlling it.
Summery - I did enjoy the reading so much that now I'm starting the next book "The Vanguard" and hope that the author will succeed to keep the same spirit.
I would have given this 5 stars if not for the feeling that the next book would be far, far better. I love the story, I don't read Dystopian much but this book hooked me from the first chapter. I love the characters. Allison is very different from the heroines that I'm used to. She's cool on my list. Weird, but cool. And Ryan... *sighs* Who doesn't want someone like Ryan? He's so amazing I was waiting for that "moment" where he and Allison will just click. And just when things started to heat up and became more intriguing, "BAM!" you need the next book. Argh!!! And the romance was just blooming! Bad, bad, Ms. Todd.
Anyway, I will definitely read the rest of the books in this series. Seriously, this is addicting. The story and characters hooked me.
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