Friday, April 6, 2012

Book Review: Shayla Witherwood

A brief moment of disappointment washed over me as I approached Jace’s lifeless body. Here I was, about to kiss a boy on the lips for the very first time, and he was completely comatose—possibly paralyzed—and would never even know or remember the experience. This was not how I’d envisioned my first kiss—me invisible, him unconscious.

Shayla Witherwood is not exactly normal. First of all, she’s spent her entire life being homeschooled, traveling in an RV around the country with her grandparents. And second, there’s the kind of inescapable fact that her mom was a genuine faerie.

But now that she’s starting a real life in a regular high school, Shayla desperately needs to stay out of trouble in both worlds because even her faerie powers might not be enough to protect her from what’s coming.

In her latest novel, Tamra Torero spins a magical tale filled with laugh-out-loud sarcasm, surprising twists, and spell-binding romance. Perfect for fairytale fans of all ages, this is one story you won’t want to miss!

Shayla Witherwood: A Half Faerie tale
Publication Date: May 8th, 2012
Pages: 312 (ebook)
Part of Series: -
Received: For Review for tour
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Book Depository || Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

"Noooooo" that my reaction when the book ended. No it wasn't because it has a cliffhanger, just because it ended. I liked it way too much!

Shayla Witherwood is one of the lighter books i've read lately. It goes fast and has enough mystery to keep you interested from the start. But it not so full of problems. It stays more to the high school life than to the fantasy part of the story. Imagine a book about high school with bits of magic. I totally loved that because it gave a different taste to the book. It was fun and sweet like all the school life books out there but magical at the same time. It's one of the few times, i enjoyed a book with faeries.

Plus, i loved the characters. The relationships between them are strong and true. They don't back stab each other as friends. Shayla even though she has a chance to be popular, she never forget who helped and who her true friends are. She support them and they support her too. They open up to each other. The popular jock, is not annoying,stupid, etc. He is clever and kind. He is willing to make sacrifices for Shayla. Hang out with her and her friends. Even the mean girl, is not too mean. There is drama obviously, but it's not overdone. Something i prefer.

A more than good book in general. It didn't cut me from fantasy, but it wasn't all fantasy either. Only problem i would mention, would be the fact that the last part at the faerie world with the real action goes way to fast, and it's not explained that well. Still haven't understand exactly what's up with the prophecy and Shayla.

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