Author: Cally Ryanne
Series: The Ways Trilogy
Publisher: REUTS Publications
Release Date: December 17th, 2013; Preorder: November 29, 2013
Links: REUTS EoB page; Goodreads; Cally's site
Source: I received an ARC of the book as part of the blog tour. The writings below are my opinions, you may let it influence you or you may not.
I read this book into the night, squeezing four episodes of "Scandal" into the two hours and some odd minutes it took.
"He was handsome, to be sure, with chiseled features that screamed there was an aspiring actor résumé with his name on it somewhere"
FL's Quick Summary
Unfortunately, she’s going through a crisis of sort: wrestling with the possibility that those she hunts might be more than monsters. Suddenly she’s given an assignment by her cousin, Alex, to monitor a high school senior who might or might not be important in a plot to disrupt the status quo of the world.
"There's no adventure or danger in high school," Chloe said coldly.
Strengths: Characters; Dialogue; Pacing; Action
The dialogues were amusing and the interaction with the characters felt natural. It provided further insight into their relationships. I usually hate ambiguous revelations (that one character who reveals things without truly revealing anything thereby aggravating the rest of the characters) but those are usually resolved and—if not—you as the reader can sort of solve it (confirmation is another thing entirely) and find out whether or not your conjecture is correct.
"...She knew nothing of high school beyond the basic conventions, structure, and potential for heaping amounts of teenage angst."
The act of high school was more exhausting than high school itself.
Weaknesses: cover; world-building; characterizations
I've found capitalism is the easiest way to ensure absolute chaos.
The 3 R's
I can honestly say that this has been a fun read. Thank you, Cally Ryanne and REUTS!
If you are interested in the young adult, fantasy genre (with more emphasis on the action, plot and character development than romance), go for it.