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Set against the backdrop of a dystopian London where thugs and criminals run rife, Skye Archer possesses a rare gift, the ability to transform into her spirit animal at will. Widely regarding her morphing ability as a curse, Skye's aim is to keep it a secret at all costs. But one day she meets the intriguing and affluent, Raphael Renzo, who soon proves to have a secret of his own, one that could heal the downtrodden city and affect Skye in ways she never thought possible...
This debut novel from author, Sarah Brownlee, is a compelling and gripping read, taking the reader into a world where both the heart of a city and the heart of a girl are simultaneously pierced by one man.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Her heart pounded irrepressibly as she climbed into bed and realised without a shadow of a doubt, that she had fallen clean in love with him.”
This was an interesting YA paranormal romance featuring ‘Morphers’.
Skye and Raphael were both good characters, and both had lost people in their lives which had impacted greatly on them. Skye did come across as a bit standoffish, and she really liked to jump to conclusions too, which made me want to slap some sense into her, but otherwise she was a strong character.
The storyline in this was quite a slow romance with a background of tensions between different gangs, and a couple of attempts on Skye’s life. It was nice how Raphael played bodyguard and hero though, and saved her at times, even if she didn’t want to admit it! There were a couple of points when Skye jumped to conclusions that irritated me a bit, but otherwise the storyline was pretty solid, if a little too slow.
The ending to this was interesting, and it seems like there will definitely be a sequel.
6 out of 10