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Friday, April 4, 2014

REVIEW: First Impression by Pauline Creeden

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First ImpressionA Shadow Maven Paranormal

Chira Kelly thought she didn’t need anyone…until she met Ben. Because of one ugly rumor, Chira lives as an outcast at her school. Which is fine with her, because she works better alone. Always has, always will. And at least she has her one and only true friend, Tasha. When Tasha insists that they join a group to visit a possibly haunted abandoned old schoolhouse, she's wary, but joins her friend. Because of that decision, their lives are in jeopardy as a malevolent spirit targets the group. Tragedies and accidents pick them off one by one, and Chira finds herself drawn to the one person who can see the truth. But can he protect her?
ISBN-13: 978-1495303944
ISBN-10: 1495303942
Expected Release Date: March 24, 2014
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Urban Mystery
Teaser Book Trailer: http://vimeo.com/86024284
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20618864-first-impression

RATING: 4 stars

REVIEW: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a great beginning to a paranormal light romance series. The writing was very easy to read, I didn't find it chopy or contrived. The characters were interesting enough to keep me reading. I especially liked Chira who tried desperately to keep under the radar in her life, both in school and at home. While there was an instant attraction to Ben on Chira's side, I'm not quite sure anyone could really call it insta-love. She fought her feelings, she really did, but love will always win out in the end, right? Ben was a mysterious character to read. I couldn't quite get a handle on him until the end, and it was part of that mystery which kept me reading till the end.
The whole plot had many twists and turns I didn't see coming, and it kept the plot interesting and fresh. It all tied up nicely in the end, but I truly hope we see more of this series. It's very intriguing.

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