Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: Carnelian

Description Provided by Goodreads: Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t as long ago as Seth Sangre. His past is literally thousands of years ago. Seth’s life 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 that college will be 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. 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 life of his own that’s actually from 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.

Story Line: Not vampires, aliens, werewolves, or mutants but something completely different!! Three time travelers aided by a Goddess in search of a girl who will help them save their warring nation!! Can you say super awesomely original!?!? I loved the creativity of the story because it made the book a breath of fresh air compared to other books I've read.

Relationship: Marcella and Seth's relationship starts out a little rocky. She doesn't want to be involved with him because she sees him as a player; however, this doesn't deter Seth. As they get to know each other their relationship quickly blossoms but has a slight hitch (hint: through time). They will do anything to be together which I find really sweet.

Marcella: The main character Marcella immediately pulled me in. I found her extremely relatable because she's a freshman in college with none of her friends and as a senior myself I will be doing that soon too. Also, the more obvious reason is that she has the same name as me (first book ever that I have read and that the main character is also named Marcella although my name is only with one "l")!!! I enjoyed reading about her perseverance throughout the book especially when it came to learning the truth and Seth!!

Seth: Seth starts out as the player like guy but he sooooo isn't like that! "You'll never be anything less than the love of my life."-Seth!! How much more amazingly awesome can he be?!?! He is absolutely sweet and caring except for a certain part of the book that he had no choice so it wasn't really him but in that part (which I won't say much about so as to not ruin it!) he was so flirty that I had me fangirl for many moments!!! 

Overall: I absolutely loved the book because it had time travel, humor, romance, and magic!!! Plus I think I might have found my second literary twin! The story line was creatively unique and the characters were multidimensional and very human like.

Rating: I would give this book a 9.5 out of 10!!!

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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