Monday, June 16, 2014

Title: Divine Vices
Series: Divine Vices, #1
Author: Melissa Parkin


Danger seldom leaves its victims unscathed in the ways of seduction, and this lesson is one that sixteen-year-old Cassie Foster now knows all too well. 

 Nine months following the traumatic accident that claimed the life of her mother and sister, this high school junior has at last found a fresh start in the quiet town of New Haven, Maine. In the company of her best friends, Ian and Gwen, she’s bracing the usual turmoil of adolescence and taking all in stride… until the new transfer student, Jackson Matthews, comes walking into her life. He’s arrogant, sarcastic, roguish, devastatingly sexy, and the very last thing Cassie wants to entertain. But when circumstances drive these two together, she finds herself a bit too close for comfort as their bond intensifies. Plagued by unexplainable events, a sudden string of disappearances, and even a cult-related murder, Cassie begins to fear for her life. Is it all just a coincidence that these happenings began when this Casanova strolled into town, or has she in fact fallen for a real lady-killer, or worse?

ARC from Author 

Divine Vices begins with Cassie going to school like any other day with her two best friends Gwen and Ian. Things change a little when she meets the hot new guy to school, and she actually feels a little different about him, until she proves herself correct when she judge him as an incredible jerk. From then on Cassie tries to stay away from Jack, but some how he keeps turning up all over the place. Add in to the fact that there are local girls who are showing up dead or missing, and the fact that her best friend Ian seems to be acting a little strange towards her brings a whole lot of drama to Cassie's life... 

 This book started out very interesting. I loved the banter between Cassie and Jack, and how they acted around each other. And I really liked the plot line of the story even though at times it was a tad bit confusing because most of it isn't explained until more towards the end of it. And I also liked all of the main characters as well. They were very well written, and very likable. 

 The only downsides to the book are these few things:

1)The end.. It is a major major cliffhanger. I finished reading and was seriously thinking this can not be the end, but alas it sadly was. 

 2) Sometimes the way a few of the characters spoke didn't really seem like young adults. They seemed a lot older than what they were, and a lot more educated then what they were as well. 

 Other than these few things I really did like the book.

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