Sunday, September 4, 2016

Book Review: The 52nd by Dela-Fantasy/Romance/Paranormal

Hello dear Readers,

Below my book review of The 52nd by Dela.

Title: The 52nd 
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Paranormal
Author: Dela
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publication Date: October 27, 2014
Language: English
Paperback: 472 pages
Meet the Author: Dela
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description
Not one of the sacrifices chosen over the long history had survived--until now.
On the tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the immortal Castillo family gathers in Tulum. Weary and haunted, they receive the names of fifty-two human sacrifices chosen once every fifty-two years for the Underworld, a tradition thought to have disappeared with the fall of the Aztec and Mayan empires.
Driving home one night, college freshman Zara Moss swerves to avoid hitting a ghastly figure in the road. Lucas Castillo witnesses the car crash, but when it comes time to supervise her abduction from the wreckage, he intervenes. Something is different about Zara: Lucas has been having dreams of her arrival for five hundred years.
As Lucas and Zara come together to put an end to the bloody sacrifices, they discover that the ancient tradition isn't so easily broken. The gods are angry, and they have until the Winter Solstice to drag Zara to the Underworld.

My Thoughts

The 52nd is one of these books you dont want it to end. Well-developed characters, a unique plot, powerful dialogues, an amazing world and an unforgettable romance. Loved every moment of it, an incredible debut novel. A fast paced read for me. 

Loved the love-hate relationship between the main characters, Zara and Lucas, and how their relationship grows throughout the book. Very interesting dynamics between Lucas and his family, that familiarity gives the story a very special touch. I liked how Zara is so different from many other female characters I have read. 

I also enjoyed all the Mayan-Aztec history, how it is explained and how that helped me to have a better understanding of this world and characters the author has for us, how it made feel closer to the characters and be more invested in the story. The 52nd, a YA, fantasy, paranormal, romance which I totally enjoyed and recommend.

Many thanks to Dela for sending me a copy of the book.


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