Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Shadow and the Rose (The Ash Grove Chronicles)

Review 4/5 stars!!

Book one of the Ash Grove Chronicles. In the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, Ash Grove High School for the Performing Arts draws the brightest and most talented teens. But beneath the peaceful surface, supernatural forces are at work...

When ordinary high-school junior Joy Sumner visits a graveyard at midnight on a dare, she doesn't expect to end up sharing a kiss with brooding teen model Tanner Lindsey. And she definitely doesn't expect to make an enemy of Tanner's seductive, sinister mentor, the ageless supermodel Melisande--who may not be entirely human--or to find that her sleepy little corner of North Carolina is buzzing with supernatural energy.

But most unexpected of all is when Joy finds out that she's pregnant. And when Tanner's love for her puts his life in danger, will she be able to rescue him--and save their future together?

I really enjoyed reading The Shadow and the Rose, once I got into the book I finished in a few hours. If you are looking for a different paranormal YA book, this is it. The first thing I loved about the book is no love triangle, the second is that is it based on different paranormal creatures that you are used to reading about in YA books, and the third and fourth is the characters in the book and of course the way it was written. Amanda DeWees does a great job writing The Shadow and the Rose.

Joy Sumner is a strong young girl living at Ash Grove High School having to deal with her father being sick, not sure of the direction she should take in school and not really fitting in, but she is determined and is learning how to deal with it all. After being dared to go to a graveyard at night to prove a superstition to be false she meets Tanner Lindsey who will change her life completely after their first kiss.

If you like reading paranormal romance I recommending picking up The Shadow and the Rose, you won't be disappointed. I look forward to reading the next book in the series Casting Shadows.