Series: Camazotz Trilogy #1
Published by Jennifer Foxcroft on February 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Connie Phillips has never told a lie—until now.
An anonymous letter shatters the world Connie thought she knew and trusted. The news that her parents aren’t really her own leaves her angry, devastated and alone. The search for the truth leads her down a dark, desolate forest road where she meets a boy in the shadows who has secrets of his own.
Rockland’s life has been ruled by an ancient curse since the day he was born. Forever labeled a misfit and a rebel, he is desperate to convince his leaders that integration with the modern world will be the salvation of their kind—not their demise.
After their worlds collide in the middle of a dark forest, Connie and Rocks strike a deal to help each other find the answers they both need—away from her lying parents and the judgmental sneers of his colony. But, can they find love on their journey to discover who they are and where they belong in the world?
I’m so glad that Jennifer contacted me to see if I wanted to read this book for a review! I was pleasantly surprised with it. Jennifer’s writing is beautiful. It’s very well done. And even though she self-published, it looks and feels like it was published by a big time publisher! I loved that! And that cover, people it’s perfect! It’s different and unique. It’s simply gorgeous.
It starts off with the main character, Connie Phillips. She’s driving to a place she’s never been before because she got an anonymous letter (well, somewhat anonymous letter) explaining that she was adopted. She felt very conflicted about this. Well, while on her way to find out more about her birth parents, her car overheats. She stumbles around the forest until she comes in view of this cult like group of people and that’s where she meets Rocks.
Oh Rocks. What can I say about you and your mysterious attractiveness. He wasn’t like your normal cliched mysterious and attractive boys. Oh no, he was all his own. He was a nice guy. He was a sexy guy. He was a guy with interesting clothing choices. Like, I really fell in love with Rocks.
Now, this book starts off making you feel like it’s about vampires and blood and gore. And there is some blood and there are vampire BATS but not Dracula type vampires. 🙂 You see Rocks can turn into a bat. And when Connie first sees this, it was one of my favorite scenes. I literally laughed out loud. And then what Connie does to prevent him coming into her house ever again is hysterical.
This book is paranormal and a little bit of fantasy, but it’s also quite comedic. And that’s all thanks to Connie. She was great. I loved her and I loved this story. I honestly cannot wait until the next installment comes out!