by Caroline Greyling
Book: Maor #1
Publisher: Smart M Communications
Pub Date: May 6 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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‘Magical’ is the only word that can describe the moss-covered trunks and exposed roots; the dark, rich earth; the rays of sunshine glittering with dust particles; the unearthly swirls of mist tangling through the leaves and between the branches. It’s easy to believe in fairies from this vantage point.
At sixteen, all Shaylee Greene wants is to become a dancer and her biggest problems in life are her over-protective parents and a strange recurring dream she’s been having most of her life. Then she wakes up on her seventeenth birthday and discovers that she has been marked.
Ripped from her beloved South Africa, home for most of her life, Shaylee is sent, without explanation, to a tiny town in the Forest of Dean, England, to live with her grandmother, whom she has not seen since age seven. Here, Shaylee learns that she is not who she thought she was.
Assigned one protector and promised to another, she must come to terms with her unexpected attraction for both boys, learn about her fantastical heritage, uncover some harsh truths about her past and fight to survive in this new world fraught with dangers she never knew existed.
My Review: OMG perfect! I was drawn with the summary and after actually reading it, I'm speechless. A new original take in YA and I just loved it. And if you have been following my review this year, you would know that only maybe 5 books have left me speechless or I found it to be perfection. So hopefully I can get you guys to go and give this book a try!
Shaylee has nightmares, over and over again. You know how sometimes they feel real, but you still tell yourself its just a dream? Well for Shaylee, she is going to find out that her dreams may actually be real. Her parents decide it would be best for her to leave home. Not go to another city, but more like go to a different country. So they all plan to move in with Nan, however Shalyee goes first. Her parents will meet up later. When she goes to see Nan they promise she will explain everything to her.
So right now Shaylee has left everything behind to see someone she hasn't seen in years. And not sure how much she will believe, since a lot of thing that are told to her are mainly lies. Yeah, not the greatest thing to do to a young person.
So she arrives at Nan and things will start to unfold for her. Like her future has always been planned. Two men appear in her life. One approved to marry and the other isn't. And she belongs to this new world. So you know, no pressure or anything there. Not to mention, its going to make Shaylee have to grow up pretty quickly.
So I really enjoyed Shaylee. Only 17 and having her dreams swept out from her. There are many way she could have reacted to tall this, and she did surprisingly well at things and it made me like her. She is a strong character and remained that way through the story.
The story was constant and flowed very nicely, and giving you sparks here and there to grab you even more into the story. I know I finished this book in one sitting and I can't tell you how annoyed I was that I didn't have another story about Shalyee!