Sep 6, 2014

Rook

Rook
by JC Andrijeski

Book: Allie's War #1
Publisher: White Sun Press
Pub Date: Nov 22 2013

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Like most humans, Allie's spent her life distancing herself from Seers, a race of human-like beings discovered on Earth in the early 1900s. That changes after catching her boyfriend in the arms of a hot band groupie, and Allie goes from San Francisco artist slacker to the girl wearing the GPS anklet in about sixteen seconds. Being stuck with community service is the least of her problems, though, compared to the shock of discovering who--and what--she really is.

Yanked out of her life by the mysterious Revik, who drives her crazy in all the best and worst ways, Allie finds out that her blood may not be as indisputably human as she always thought. Through Revik she learns the truth: that Seers are nothing like she thought, that the world is nothing like it appears to be... and that she has far more in common with Seers than she ever wanted to believe.

Now on the run from a group of anti-human,terrorist Seers called Rooks and her own human government, Allie must learn to navigate a secret shadow world behind her own, a world filled with superhuman Seers with their own battles raging...and their own agendas around the fate of humanity. When Allie's family and friends get dragged into that war, things suddenly get a lot more personal, and Allie learns she may be the only one who can stop it.


My Review:  So Allie has a seemingly normal life. One day she end up being watched from attacking her guy and then a guy walks into her life and asks her to run off with him. Strange guy asks you to run off with him? Sure! Why not? What could possibly go wrong?! 


She learns that some evil is after Revik. Allie really doesn't know anything that is going on and is always confused. So you think Revik would understand that and give her some information before just tossing her in situations. Maybe he should just sit and talk things with her before doing anything. Which took these characters a bit longer than I wished for them to figure out the emotions and work together nicely. When they were finally good, I loved them right away again. 

Learning about the human and seers world and about the seven, was interesting. I loved this take on it and thought it was written well and I'd love to see how this world develops. The pace was good, kept me reading along just fine, with a few surprises that made you grip the book harder and just keep reading as fast as you can. I loved it! The ending was much better than I would have thought and it left me wanting the next book already. 

I give this book 4 stars!