Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Review: The Reluctant Sacrifice (The Aramithians Book 1) by Kerr-Ann Dempster /Paranormal Romance-Fantasy

Hello dear Readers,

Below, my book review of The Reluctant Sacrifice: The Aramithians (Book 1) by Kerr-Ann Dempster. 

I would like to thank my fellow Booklover, Instagrammer and Blogger Sandra of sandrathebookworm for organizing the read along in which we read The Reluctant Sacrifice. Also Author Kerr-Ann for being there answering our questions and sharing her experience writing the book and all the other readers that took part on the read along. I had so much fun and Im glad I got to read this book, to know about Aubrey's and Coy's world. 

Title: The Reluctant Sacrifice
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Publication Date: August 17, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Author: Kerr-Ann Dempster 
Publisher: Ink-City Books
Language: English
Paperback: 346 pages
Buy Me: Amazon 
Meet the Author: Kerr-Ann Dempster

Book Description

A thrilling paranormal romance with a page-turning plot, witty dialogue, and characters who will befriend, betray, and astonish you!  

Centuries ago, sibling rivalry tore Aramith apart. As punishment, the losers were stripped of their immortal birthright and banished to Earth. There, they wasted away from old age and diseases. However, there is hope… 

If a Shaw child, born on the 12th day of the 12th month offers her soul in a public sacrifice, then the exiles will be forgiven and welcomed home to Aramith. 

Aubrey Shaw is that child, but dying for the exiles is not on her to-do list. Using her gift as a Jumper, Aubrey leaps between bodies to escape relentless shape-shifting hunters. Only, shedding her skin is not enough. Not when Joshua, her best-friend-turned-hunter, is hell-bent on dragging her to the altar. 

Will Aubrey’s love for Joshua change his mind? 

Or, will she have to trust the scarred stranger who shows up out of the blue cloaked in lies and secrets? Doing so means giving up on Joshua. But betting on Joshua's love could do more than break her heart. 

It could kill her.

My Thoughts

When it comes to reading I pretty much have certain genres that I read the most. However from time to time I find myself reading something totally out of my comfort zone. This was the case of The Reluctant Sacrifice. This was a very different and refreshing. I'm glad I got to meet Aubrey, Coy and Joshua's world. 

The first few chapters went a little slow for me, maybe I was just trying to hard to figured out right away what was going on and dont miss a thing but once I let the characters to to speak to me, to show me their world and enjoy it the reading experience was a lot better. After that point it was fast paced, I just wanted to keep reading it.

I like how the Author did not try to hide the character's weaknesses or strengths, we can see them as they are, with their good things and their imperfections. 

I also like the relationships in the book, not only the one between Aubrey and Coy but also the friendship Aubrey and Tessa built. I see Tessa as that girl best friend we all wan to have and Coy, well Coy, who cannot like Coy, I know I did and a lot. There were times when I did not like they way he talks to Aubrey but I could feel deep inside he truly cared and wanted to help her. Aubrey in the other hand, a difficult character to understand, not sure still how I feel about her. Joshua and Morgan, I have to say, I did not like it them but tried to understand their motives.

I like how all the elements on this book are connected and make it an interesting story. Love, magic, action, romance, friendship. I like the the Author's writing style and the dialogue how simple but yet powerful.

Overall, I great story. One that I recommend. I will definitely be reading book two. I cannot wait to see what is in store for all the characters.


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