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Descension (Mystic #1)
By B.C. Burgess
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Published April 4th, 2012
After Three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her lonely life, quickly finding she descends from witches and wizards. Magic is in her blood, and a handsome family friend is eager to prove it. Through a ring imprinted with her birth parents' memories, Layla's enigmatic past comes to light, presenting possibilities and trials more chimerical than her wildest dreams.
Quin's natural charisma yields plenty of witches, but he longs for the lost witch - the mysterious Layla. He's dreamed about her his entire life, envisioning the day he would lay eyes on her face and aura. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he's confronted with the challenge of a lifetime - an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.
Employing fiendish manipulation and manpower, Agro uses the arcane forces of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. Nothing pleases him more than latching on to a mystical vein, and never has there been a more enticing source. The divine witch will be his.
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I received a copy of this book for an honest review as part of this blog tour.
MY OVERVIEW: Very interesting concept. I liked how the witches and wizards all lived together and not fully integrated into society. I really want to go on a road trip to Oregon now. All the locations were depicted beautifully. I could almost smell the trees and the salty air. And man, did I want a cup of coffee while reading.
PROS: I enjoyed Rose and Aedan's story the best. You could feel all the love they had for each other and for Layla. I liked Quin a lot. I think his character was well written and full of love and concern for Layla and his coven.
CONS: I didn't like how the witches & wizards were pretty much a different species. Their love lives were complicated and just moved really, really fast. I understand the whole bonding thing, but still, even before that... too much... too fast. I also didn't like quite how much power they actually had. It didn't seem like there was a lot they couldn't do. Oh, and Layla. She is supposed to be very beautiful, yet she didn't have guys falling all over her. She was pretty much an outcast and that did not make sense at all.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS: Way to leave us hanging. : ) I look forward to reading the next book. I have an idea in my head as to who "the stranger" is, and I hope I'm wrong.
About the Author:
I'm a small town girl with big dreams and a wild imagination. I'm addicted to coffee and writing. The combination is my idea of heaven. I read every day, if only to my youngest son, whom I hope to someday inspire with my passion for writing.
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