Title: Supernatural Six: Box Set
Authors: Elle Casey, Juli Alexander, Allie Burton, L.G. Castillo, Brenda Pandos, Tawny Stokes
Published: November 2013 by Tawny Stokes
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Another box set review! I didn’t finish the whole set; I have so many books to review. But I did read three stories which is half the set. Here’s what I thought about them.
Duality by Elle Casey
Malcolm seems to attract severely depressed people. He’s not sure why that is, but he knows that’s the case so he does his best to keep others away. Rae has the opposite problem. People are attracted to her for her happiness. They can get obsessed with her, and do so often that her family frequently has to move to get away from Rae’s ‘followers’. There are a few people, called neutrals that aren’t affected by people like Rae and Malcolm. When Rae moves and ends up at Malcolm’s school, she is attracted to Malcolm and she thinks he’s a neutral but she’s not sure. Rae and Malcolm will learn that they’re not alone in the world and at least they have each other and a few loyal friends too.
This story got the box set off to a good start. It also made me laugh out loud at one scene, which is hard to do. There was something that bothered me with this story; the fact that the same scene was sometimes told through multiple points of view. That just gets boring. Other than that though, it was a cute, fun read.
Three Wishes by Juli Alexander
Jen’s a genie. And a really good drummer. She so wants to be a part of her brother’s band, but if she gets called to serve someone’s wishes, she has to go immediately so it’s kind of a no go for her brother; but it’s not her fault she could get called at any minute. Anyways, Jen’s brother gets another drummer, Leo. But Leo is more than just a good looking guy. He’s also a genie. It’s forbidden for a male and female genie to get together and date, but these two just can’t seem to help themselves.
Another good book. Jen is a strong character, and even though it’s really risky, she does things that could cause serious trouble (for her) for Leo because his dad needs help. The only bummer about this book was that I wanted to read more. It wasn’t really a cliffhanger ending, but there wasn’t full closure so I’m wondering if the author is going to write a sequel.
Atlantis by Allie Burton
What a beginning this story had! Pearl is working as a janitor at a mini golf course when a toddler falls into a murky lagoon. Pearl dives in and finds him at the bottom, being held to the bottom by the filter. Minutes go by. Pearl pulls him from the filter and breathes into his mouth giving him the ability to be like her temporarily at least; by having the ability to breathe under water. Pearl tries to hurry away after she gives the boy back to his mother but a young man named Chase who also works there catches up with her, and she just can’t seem to get him off her tail. And after a while, she doesn’t want to.
This was a really neat story. As you just read, Pearl isn’t a mermaid, but she has the ability to breathe underwater. She doesn’t know who her real parents are, and she is running away from her adoptive ones. They made her perform in a circus, and were also emotionally abusive.
Something about Chase and their relationship bugged me in this book. Maybe part of it was that he actually considered exposing her secret. I’m not sure, but he just got under my skin. And I felt like it kind of dragged after a while, which is too bad cause it started off so good! All in all though, it was a decent story.
My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from one of the authors in exchange for an honest review.*****