by K.R. Conway
Book: Undertow #1
Pub Date: Oct 11, 2013
Genre: New Adult
Eila Walker knows luck is not a friend, so she is downright shocked to inherit a million-dollar Cape Cod home. And yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past . . . until history decides to repeat itself.
When drool-worthy Raef O’Reilly becomes her friendly, yet weirdly protective shadow, Eila thinks life is pretty darn perfect – until she is hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow. Revealing coal-black eyes and iron-like strength as he rescues her, Raef can no longer hide what he is . . . or what she can do. Eila, last of her kind, can supposedly channel the power of human souls, while Raef is more adept at stealing them. Even worse, the legend about her ancestor isn't such a myth, since Eila’s grandmother was one kick-butt warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. A power that is written all over Eila's DNA.
Determined to stay one step ahead of a dangerous clan that is hunting her, Raef, along with three unlikely allies, will do all they can to protect her. But as hidden pieces of their brutal histories unravel, Eila begins to understand just what went down in the harbor square. She soon realizes that following in her grandmother’s fearless footsteps may be the only way to save those she loves . . . including Raef.
My Review: Eila is a great character to read. A very unique character that you can easily like right away and you wont get enough of her. So she is now getting settled into her new home in a new town in Mass. Soon she finds that she has inherited a MILLION dollars! Who wouldn't like that right now? This all comes as a shock to her.
After all you learn about the past, and two types of paranormals. Lunaterra and Mortis are two types that are new and something fresh from what's out there today.
Elia is young and thrown into things pretty quickly. A new girl, attracting a really hot guy at school, which makes a cheerleader pretty mad. Hot guy and a cheerleader. Always that type of couple that drive drama. The sparks that came at you from this book will make you grab onto the book for dear life until the end! I read this book so fast, that I got mad I didn't have the next book handy.
Okay moving on. Raef is the sexy boy in this book! He is everything and more that a reader would want. I like the protector part of him the best, him being annoying could use some fixing. Though you can overlook it, when it comes to everything else about him. I have no idea how Elia deals with him, I know I can't stand a guy who is way over protective and has some secrets. Why does every guy have some sort of secret!? Seriously? Why? Sigh, it'll never change, but we love reading and having new thoughts about a person, or just plain old yelling at the book.
Elia has some friends after moving into town and they are really cool. Ana and MJ are great during the book and I would love to see more of them in the next book. I need to read more about them, and what part they will have through the story.
I found out that this was a debut book and couldn't really believe it, Conway is really good at writing. I will be waiting for the next book and hoping she continues to write some more awesomeness.