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Monday, February 10, 2014

Review: Carnelian by B. Kristin McMichael

(Chalcedony Chronicles #1)
by B. Kristin McMichael
Format: Ebook (200 Pages)
Published: January 10th 2014 by Lexia Press
Source: Provided by the Author
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 Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t so far in the past as Seth Sangre. His past is literally from thousands of years ago. Seth’s past led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now and just found exactly what he has been looking for.

Mari had dreams of college being a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her that’s exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself and not fall for the handsome Seth. But he doesn’t plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest. As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a past of his own that’s literally in the past. Suddenly Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She’s connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be and maybe the player isn’t who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime and reveal family secrets she never knew existed.

( Although I received this book for review my review is still 100% honest.)

When I read the synopsis for this book I was a little confused on weather I would like it or not. Turns out that I didn't like. I loved it ! I'm not a very big reader of "girl falling in love with a guy kind of story."This one had a really great twist to it, I found myself being rather curious to find out what was going to happen next. While this book has a lot of drama with-in it, it is well worth it due to the mystery within this read.

Our main character is a girl named Mari who is going off to college trying to get her next step in life started. All to quickly she catches the eye of the guy who all the girls want, star quarter back, Seth. She tries to avoid him as much as possible because he is a player who just wants her to be his number 24. I was very amused with her thinking through this book. I really like her character that she could stick up for herself and wasn't afraid to speak her mind.

As for Seth well he truly was a mystery through half of this book. He chased after Mari after they first met, but you soon find out that there really is something rather sweet about him. He soon starts protecting Mari from any harm that comes her way. I found him to be a rather interesting character, giving off mixed feelings. First hes sweet then hes making out with his ex, making you want to yell at him yourself.

Mari and Seth's romantic life is a tortured one separated through time. They love each other but at any moment he can disappear from Mari's life forever. I found them to be really cute together and I was happy that they finally got things to work out. This romance pulled on my heart strings more than once. I just want them to freaking be together and live happily ever after!

Seth has brothers who help the story move along. There names are Dee and Ty. Well I didn't really like Dee through out most of the book. He was often brooding around and never really wanted anything to do with Mari. I have to say from finishing the book my feeling for him have changed. Then there is Ty, hes like an older brother to Mari and watches out for her. He is really sweet and caring and often checks up on her. I think that his character was  really fun and I enjoyed reading the conversations between Ty and Mari.

This book was a really good read. I would say that if you have a problem with drama then maybe this wouldn't be the book for you. I think that it wasn't to terrible though just gave the story some tense moments. I really enjoyed the storyline of this book and it almost made me cry a few times. Other than that it was a fun read and rather hard to put down. This book would be worth a read because it is a good love story. I really want to read the next book, but it isn't out yet!

I gave this book 4 out of 5 bats.

About the Author:

Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time she is currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing adventure. She is a fan of all YA/NA fantasy and science fiction.

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