Friday, July 11, 2014

Perennial by Ryan Potter Review

Title: Perennial
Author: Ryan Potter
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Series: N/A
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: A thrilling, fast-paced debut, Perennial had me by the throat and didn't let go--a juicy whodunit peppered with supernatural elements! Highly recommended for adrenaline junkies!

This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Alix Keener has moved to the wealthy urban Detroit neighborhood of Beaconsville after the recent death of her mother. Haunted by dreams of a sexy, mysterious ghost, she finds herself drawn into a mysterious web of secrets, deception, crime--the least of which happening to be murder. Forced to confront her growing psychic abilities, she discovers that the web reaches far deeper than she could've ever imagined.. And that the only person she might be able to trust is herself..

What I enjoyed:
-I loved the pacing of this novel--it was breakneck and had me by the throat--I couldn't put it down!
-The gritty, frightening urban jungle that was Detroit, scary and all too real
-Alix Keener, the clever, funny, relatable heroine that takes center stage throughout this novel--I really related to her, as she was a nerdy, normal girl before everything started
-The swoon-worthy chemistry between Alix and Lewis
-The secrets and lies that peppered the mystery, I couldn't see anything coming and I was frantically turning pages, trying to figure out what happened
-Lewis Wilde, the mysterious, sexy antihero that helps Alix along the way--and just might have a few secrets of his own
-I loved the way supernatural elements were woven so skillfully in with the modern, gritty mystery--it was really believable, despite everything
-The various people that Alex meets, particularly London, her dream guy, Aruna, and Face
-I loved the way all the characters were sympathetic
-The ending--it was perfect, all I can do is beg for a sequel!

What could've been better:
-Despite the fact that I liked the chemistry between Alix and Lewis, I felt like it happened a little too quickly for my taste

I loved Perennial--amazing, highly recommended for horror and action fans! Next on deck: Angelbound by Christina Bauer!

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