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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Review: Undertow by K.R. Conway

by K.R. Conway
Released Date: Published October 11th 2013 by Conway 
Series: Undertow #1
Pages: 398
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Eila Walker knows luck is not a friend, so she is downright shocked to inherit a million-dollar Cape Cod home. And yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past . . . until history decides to repeat itself.

When drool-worthy Raef O’Reilly becomes her friendly, yet weirdly protective shadow, Eila thinks life is pretty darn perfect – until she is hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow. Revealing coal-black eyes and iron-like strength as he rescues her, Raef can no longer hide what he is . . . or what she can do. Eila, last of her kind, can supposedly channel the power of human souls, while Raef is more adept at stealing them. Even worse, the legend about her ancestor isn't such a myth, since Eila’s grandmother was one kick-butt warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. A power that is written all over Eila's DNA.

Determined to stay one step ahead of a dangerous clan that is hunting her, Raef, along with three unlikely allies, will do all they can to protect her. But as hidden pieces of their brutal histories unravel, Eila begins to understand just what went down in the harbor square. She soon realizes that following in her grandmother’s fearless footsteps may be the only way to save those she loves . . . including Raef.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

I really enjoyed reading Undertow, it had fresh ideas that I liked reading a lot. From the very start there is a mystery feel to the story, and as it progressed the more intrigued I was to know more. Elia Walker has struggled with her life, and not having her parents with her has made things difficult, but she is shocked to find out that she has inherited a million-dollar Cape Cod home. Not knowing who has giving her the house, she decides to take the opportunity of a life time. With that she moves to Cape Cod where adventures await and her family past is revealed. 

Elia wasn't expecting to meet Raef O'Reilly, but the more time they spend together, the more protective and charming he gets. It is then that unexpected events happen and she notices how quick he is there to safe her. When Raef's true identity resurfaces, everyone around Elia is in danger including her. Now she has to find a way to safe those she loves. With a unique story line, Undertow is the perfect mix of mystery and paranormal. I'm really looking forward to reading more of the author and of the series. I recommend everyone to give this book a try. 

*ARC provided by NetGalley*

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