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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

{Mini Review} The Athena Effect (The Athena Effect #1) by: Derrolyn Anderson

Three Stars

Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity. 

He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?

I received this book for free from the author in exchange for a honest review.

At the beginning, it was very interesting. I loved how Cali saw auras, but didn't complain a lot. She was very interesting to read, since she was an outsider. Add the fact that she liked to read, and I was hooked.

Cal, the love interest seemed a bit uninteresting at first. He wasn't focused on what to do after graduation. However, when Cali came into his life, he pretty became perfect.

There was some insta-love, which was annoying.

Some parts in the book dragged at times.

The writing was overall well done, but seemed forced at times.

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