The Praefortis by M.R. FergusonZoe Masterson always felt like an outsider. She’s different from everyone else in her rural West Virginia town: destruction and mayhem follow her around like a rabid dog. After a mysterious fire leads to a death, Zoe ends up in what looks like a mental hospital—but is it?
At Weston State Hospital, she discovers that the world as she knows it is an illusion. So much more exists beneath the surface of life: races of people, Guardians, Assassins. . .and the one person she is destined to love forever, all caught up in a battle for control of this hidden world that could cost her the people she loves most.
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RATING: 4 stars
Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was a one day read for me. From the very first page, when we meet Zoe and realise something is very off about her. Not only does she get into trouble with the law because of her unique, untapped abilities, but now it looks like she has the equivalent of MIB or the FBI after her.
The author does such a good job of writing the characters I couldn't help but love Zoe and her spunky attitude. When she finally realises the truth and accepts it about herself, it brings about a softer side of her.
The relationship between her and her Guardian was a little contrived, I couldn't really feel the emotion between them. When she found out about her true birthright, iot was a struggle to see how this is going to play out in the future. It was interesting to see the dynamic between Zoe and her birth parents, to see how the trust slowly formed as the book progressed.
Overall, it was a good book that kept me reading all day, and finishing it the same day, but some of the relationships between the characters were two dimensional and strained.
About M.R. Ferguson
M. R. Ferguson has a passion for the paranormal that influences her writing and photography. Believing that anything can be possible gives her a sense of adventure, pushing her stories to a place her readers dare not venture on their own. "Dare to believe" is her motto, which stands to reason as she lives in a haunted house with her three dogs, cat and cockatoo. Wishing that fall would last all year, she plans for football season, Halloween and cooler temperatures as soon as June hits.