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It's about time!,
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This review is from: Chrysalis (Paperback)
It's about time an author had to courage to dive into young adult multicultural paranormal romance. (That's a lengthy title for a genre, isn't it?) Chrysalis is breaking new ground, but that isn't why I love it. I love it because it's a good old-fashioned love story. Ellie and Oscar face not only the typical challenges many teens today are confronted with, but they must also face a Demon who has been after Ellie's family. Paranormal elements are interwoven with romance, sports, and friendship. Themes explored in this book include loyalty, courage, and the importance of finding yourself.
Mom Alert: As a parent, I appreciate that the female lead character undergoes tremendous personal growth. Ellie doesn't sit around waiting for her hero to save her; she makes a choice to fight for what she deserves. She fights for her family, for Oscar, and for herself. Though I think this book has some valuable lessons for today's teen, I would use caution in buying this book for teens under the age of fourteen or fifteen (depending on their maturity level). This is not a book for preteens. There are some passionate scenes, but these are tasteful and appropriate for young adults and older teens.