Thursday, 8 August 2013

Mesmerized by Julia Crane & Talia Jager

Blurb (from Goodreads):
Seventeen-year-old succubus Lily Anderson can’t have a normal life: She isn't allowed a boyfriend, she has no friends, and school is just one mess-up after another.

Lily’s parents send her away to the prestigious Emerson Academy. It doesn’t appear to be any different from the others. That is, until she meets her roommate, Hannah, and a blue-eyed boy named Jake.

Lily makes an almost deadly mistake, and Jake has a mysterious past that has come back to haunt him. Together, they must go on the run from things neither of them understand in order to save the people they love—and each other. But, Jake’s foe is more dangerous than they realized, and it will take the help of friends and family to save the man Lily loves.

She must learn to use her powers for good before it’s too late.

Mesmerized by Julia Crane

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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17-year-old Lily has been forced to change schools a lot in the last few years, all because she’s a succubus, and boys can’t help themselves around her.
This time Lily is being sent to a boarding school called Emerson Academy, but it seems the boys are no different, and they fall over themselves to get near her.

Jake is different though, and Lily has feelings for him that she has never experienced before.
Can Lily and Jake have a relationship when Lily is a succubus? Is Emerson Academy the best place for Lily? And what is different about Jake?

This was a light, easy read about a girl who’s a succubus.

Lily was an okay character. She obviously had a lot to deal with keeping boys at bay, and she did seem to be pretty good at keeping them at bay most of the time. I think it would have been easy for a succubus to quickly become mean girl number 1 in a school environment, but Lily was nice enough to not even consider going down this route which really showed her character. I was actually a little surprised that she didn’t use her talents and influence to her advantage, but again, she seemed too nice for that.

I liked Jake and I was pleased that Lily had found someone who she could really love. The romance between this pair was sweet, and I liked that there was sex in this book, even though it was nothing graphic – mainly just mentioned. I think it would have been weird to have a story about a succubus that didn’t involve sex.

I thought the storyline in this book was okay, although why Lily’s parents thought that sending her to a boarding school would be a good idea I don’t know. Surely spending more time around boys that couldn’t resist her was not the best plan?
The ending of this one was also alright, and I was glad that we got a happy ending.
Overall; a light, easy YA paranormal romance.
6.5 out of 10.

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