Title: SCION OF THE SUN
Series: THE SOLAR SNATCHERS SERIES
Publication date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
ISBN eBook: 978-0-9850294-2-5
Author: Nicola Marsh
When she least expects it, sixteen-year old Holly Burton’s unremarkable life is shaken to the core. A vision of the mother Holly never knew leaves her questioning everything she believes.
Eager for answers, Holly enrolls at a boarding school for highly gifted students in Wolfebane, New Hampshire. But things will get worse before they get better, as Holly accidentally transports to a parallel existence where she's confronted by a dark and ancient evil.
With the help of Joss, a sexy alpha warrior sworn to protect her, and her new BFF, the equally swoon-worthy Quinn, Holly faces her fears and an unlikely adversary in a showdown that is worse than anything she could’ve possibly imagined …
When Holly starts having visions, she feels like a freak. She's always been an outsider, too smart and a little nerdy for the kids at her school. She transfers to a special school for kids with psychic powers and meets a couple of people that quickly become her friends. Unfortunately she still feels out of place. While she does very well at 'normal' subjects at school, she doesn't get the hang of the 'other' subjects. She starts to feel like a freak there as well. Then, like her life needed more complications, she transports to another place called the Innerworld where she meets someone claiming to be her Warrior and that she is the Scion. She learns that the Scion is supposed to save the world. Simple, right?
Holly takes it well, considering that she had only just learned a short time before that people could have 'gifts' and that things exist that she had only read about in books. She jumps right in and tries to learn everything that she needs to learn before she has to save the world
You can see that this is an interesting book just from what I've told you about it, and I have barely scratched the surface! The characters are wonderfully developed and full of personality. The descriptions of the places in the book makes you feel like you are standing there, looking around and taking it all in. The writing draws you in and keeps you hooked, eagerly reading to find out what is going to happen next. The romance is well paced, keeping you breathlessly waiting for that first kiss, that next touch, the heated glances that makes you remember your first love.
Did I mention the Druids? Yes, this story is full of Celtic mythology. It is a nice change for me to read a YA book that has such a foundation in Druid mythology. It really makes for a fun way to learn a little of it, while it enhances the story, making it feel more real somehow. The only very small problem I had with the book is not knowing what Arwen is and why Holly is the only one that can find and use it. I am hoping this is explained in the next book, which I eagerly await.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good story with enough twists and turns to keep it interesting but not too confusing. It isn't very actiony for the most part, I kind of wish there were more danger, but the writing is good enough that it keeps you entertained.
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“Charmed and drawn in by Holly’s spunk and snark, Scion of the Sun will leave you spinning and falling for Joss right along with Holly. Marsh’s unique story is packed with action, mystery, romance and suspense. This is not to be missed!” – Jennifer L. Armentrout, USA TODAY Bestselling Author
About the Author:
USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.
She has published 43 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist.
Her debut young adult novel, a supernatural thriller BANISH, released with Harlequin Teen August 2013, and her YA urban fantasy series kicks off with SCION OF THE SUN, November 2013, with Month9Books.
She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.
A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free for review. Regardless, all opinions are my own. I was not required to leave a positive review.