Friday, October 4, 2013

Title: Undertow
Series: Undertow, #1
Author: K.R. Conway
Rating: 4 Shooting Stars

High school senior Eila Walker knows that good luck skips over her like an Easter Bunny on Speed. So when she inherits her grandmother's million-dollar Cape Cod home, she is downright shocked. 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. 

A self-proclaimed loner and previous-social reject, Eila thinks she's hit the jackpot when drool-worthy Raef O’Reilly becomes her friendly, yet weirdly protective shadow. But being hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow slams the brakes on bliss – especially when Raef storms to her aid with coal-black eyes and iron-like strength.

 Eila, entirely freaked, demands an explanation and Raef comes clean, revealing that neither of them are average humans but rather the genetic remnants of an angelic pissing-match gone wrong. Eila supposedly can channel the power of human souls, while Raef is quite adept at stealing them. Even worse, the legend about her ancestor isn't such a myth, since Eila’s grandmother was one kick-ass warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. A power that is written all over Eila's DNA. 

 Now sought by Raef’s own family for her destructive ability, Eila must trust him to watch her back. But when a quest for information goes terribly wrong, Eila is suddenly left with only two options: become a weapon for the enemy or follow in her Gram’s fearless footsteps to save those she loves. Unfortunately she needs a willing enemy to ignite her suicidal energy and the only one she trusts has been guarding her butt and scorching her lips.

Review Copy 

Undertow begins with Elia moving to Cape Cod when she's told that one of her dead relatives has a house that was left to her. She thinks it's a great opportunity to get away from the life she currently has. When she gets there she makes two new friends Ana, and M.J. And the new hot boy at school has an interest in her. Raef has some secrets he's keeping from Elia, but she seems to be trying to explain away some of the strange things that have happened. But when Elia is attacked, and almost drowned and Raef saves her some things just can't be explained away. 

Now Eila realizes that she and her friends are in danger, and they need to figure out how to save themselves. Undertow has a very unique story line. I was totally not expecting what Eila and Raef really were. That was a really nice surprise! I really loved the plot of this book. And all of the characters were awesome as well. I can not wait to read more. I really enjoyed this one, and I highly recommend it.

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