Sunday, October 28, 2012

Book review: The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

Author: Derrolyn Anderson
Title: The Athena Effect
Series: The Athena Effect #1
Genre: Young adult, Paranormal romance, suspence
My copy: Epub received by author for review
Purchase: Amazon 
My rating: 4.5 stars

The synopsis:
Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.
Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.
Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity. 
He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?
My thoughts:

I really loved this book! It was amazing to say the least. It is well worth 4.5 stars it as so close to 5 stars. And the reason it didn´t get 5 stars is that I just felt it moved along a little fast toward the end, but that might just be me. Anderson really has outdone herself with this one. I really loved her series Marina´s tales but I think this book was much better. It´s like she reached a new level as an author or something not that I´m an expert or anything.

The plot was great and a real page turner. During a big part of the book. You knew something would happen sooner or later and made me really curious as to what that something would be and was definitely something that kept me reading. You could feel it looming over Cali´s head like a dark cloud, and you are just waiting to see when it would appear.

The love story between Cali and Cal is amazing. They are both intrigued by each other almost from the beginning. And when Cali saves Cal he can´t stop thing about her and he tries everything to be near her and establish some contact with her but she is stubborn and tries to avoid him, since she is sure he is nothing but trouble. But the sparks flies and they just can´t be away from each other. They are like magnets, unable to keep away from each other. And Anderson is really good when she describes their feelings and desires for each other. And Cali´s gift makes  their feelings for each other seem so much more intense! It is like everything is so much more intense through Calí´s eyes.

I highly recommend this book! It was an amazing read and really hard to put it down once you started reading it. This is one of those books you will be glad you took time to read! I am so glad I accepted this review request it was well worth my time.

3 comments: said...

Thanks so much Cecilia :). I'm hard at work on the sequel, and I hope to have it ready early next year. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!!!

Elisabeth said...

I kind of want to know why it's called "The Athena Effect"! Guess that would be a spoiler though, right? =)

cecilia pedersen said...

Ah well yes that would be a spoiler! I guess you need to read it 😊