Title : Rising Shadow Author : Jacqueline Wheeler Publisher : Self-Published Genre : Young Adult ISBN : 978-0982516010 Series : #1 The Soterians Series Release Date : September 10, 2009 Rating : 1/5 - Couldn't get into it. Synopsis from Amazon :
Ashlyn Woods just transferred to one of the most beautiful campuses on the west coast, where she can't wait where she can't wait to start her life over as a college student. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she discovers that she is a Soterian : a person who develops amazing powers when the balance of good and evil shifts to far in evil's favor. Soon she and the other Soterians are studying martial arts and learning to use their powers to prevent California from being plunged into chaos. But they discover that they're up against a much more dangerous enemy than they expected.
And when Ashlyn meets Kai, a devastatingly gorgeous guitar player, she realizes she must sacrifice more than she ever imagined.
Ashlyn Woods really does seem just as average as the synopsis to this book implies. In fact, she felt far too average for me to even begin to like her. I found myself putting this book down more often than I actually was reading it. I actually had to stop reading this one completely when I realized that after I reached my 50 page rule I was still not thrilled with it. While there was an undertone of something paranormal lurking under the surface, I found that I couldn't get really enjoy it because of the constant talk of politics. I know that this was part of the story, but I'm not really into politics, so this was a major turn off for me. I also didn't really like that when Ashlyn met her roommates, it was like they had known each other there entire lives. I felt like there needed to be a little more development between these characters.
Overall I can't say much for this book because I didn't finish it. I don't particularly like giving out reviews of books that I haven't finished, but in all honesty it is still an opinion, and it may help someone in the future. I just hope that there are readers out there that will find this book to be something they enjoy, and will share their opinions as well.
Where did I get this book? :
I received by copy for participating in a traveling tour with Other Shelf Tours. Amazon Affiliates :
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Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf
I'm 23 years old, and engaged to the love of my life. I love reading, and so I created my own book review blog. I read and review books that have been offered to me by authors and publicists, as well as books I have bought and swapped.