Dating and High School: Hard Enough. Now Add Assassins.
Avoiding assassination wasn’t on Mel’s to-do list for her junior year.
Learning she wasn’t human hadn’t made the list, either.
An only child with overprotective parents, Melody Walters just wants a drama-free year—and to be able to date. She gains the interest of more than one suitor, but doesn’t realize any one of them could be an enemy on the hunt. For her, the dating scene could prove deadly.
Mel discovers she’s a member of a botanical race, forced to hide their daughters in the human world until they mature enough for their powers to bloom. Something goes wrong with her blooming process, breaking her cover and jeopardizing the lives of her protectors and the large family she’d never known about.
With the enemy threat ever-looming, in a rush to master her new powers before she’s stranded in the human world forever, Mel struggles to decide who she can trust and if the sacrifice being asked of her is too great.
I received this book as an Arc copy and I am leaving a honest review voluntarily.
I love that a map was included in the story. The author is fantastic at constructing the fantasy world the reader can envision.
Murial is a seeder, and this fantasy world has some unique adaptations. Like having to separate the family for it to thrive. So the prologue of this book is where all the unique fantasy items are revealed.
By chapter one, This book seems to be a typical high school read. Mel is a junior in high school. As I am reading, I am wondering what the unique prologue has to do with this story. This book has a complicated love triangle with Mel at the center between a boy she just met and her best friend. The prologue comes into play later in the book, and thankfully it is more explained. Now Mel has a huge decision to make and not a lot of time to make it. Once the decision is made, this book really picks up speed. The actions and questions get intense, and the ending is amazing. I can’t wait to read more in this series.
This book honestly was not my typical read, probably too much fantasy for me; however, I did enjoy it. The story was different, not a storyline I have read before, at least not with the fantasy details. The prologue almost made me close the book. It seems out of place, but it will make more sense as you get further into the story.
However, once I read further and got into it, I wanted to know more about this fantasy land, its characters, and their abilities. I love that the author did amazing at describing things for her fantasy world and her characters even though the book didn’t really occur in the fantasy land. I will admit these seemed a little far-fetched to me, but it did make an incredible story. I kinda wished the ending ended differently, but at the same time, I’m glad we weren’t left with too many questions. This story did come full circle by the end of the book, at least to the reasonable point.
I look forward to reading more in this series and would love to know what happens to our beloved main characters.
If you would like to check out this Seeder-Shadow Wars by J. Houser you can find it on Amazon pre- till 9/16/2021 it will be available 9/17/2021. As an Amazon Associate I earn on qaulifyng purchases,