Monday, February 15, 2016

Crystallum by Laney McMann WITH Review

Crystallum by Laney McMann 
(Primordial Principles #1) 
Published by: Booktrope Publishing
Publication date: October 25th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult


Kadence Sparrow wasn’t born a devil’s child—she was turned into one. Now, she’s hiding from the truth, and running for her life.

For years, Kade’s true nature has lurked behind an illusion, so when her dad gets another job transfer, she knows the drill: no close friends, no boyfriends, and most importantly: don’t expose what she is. Ever. Keeping secrets is easy. Lies are second nature. So is the loneliness—and the fear, but when the Shadows attack, and Kade meets Cole Spires, she could expose everything she’s trying to hide.

As one of the Celestial Children, Cole lives by an oath: defend the Ward, protect the Primordial race, guard the gateways, and stick to his own. Everything else is a distraction, and besides, he’s lost enough. Cole’s job is clear, and no one his age does it better. So, when he meets Kade in a club downtown, he assumes she just wants his attention. Most girls do, but Cole soon realizes … Kade isn’t like most girls.

The children of heaven and hell are living among us, fighting an age-old war. And falling for someone from the opposition is not an option. But a chance encounter between Kade and Cole will blur the rules, as Kade’s journey to keep her truth hidden catapults them together and into a web of lies, forcing her to not only face the demon inside her, but to answer the hardest question of all.

Which is thicker—blood or water?

5 stars

I asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.


Wow!  I loved this book!  It was a little hard to get into at first, but once I was into it, I couldn't put it down.  I loved Kade and felt for her.  I went on an emotional roller coaster with her.  This book had things I never saw coming.  The end of the book has me begging for book 2 NOW!  I really enjoyed the characters and the story and can't wait for more!

Kade is a loner.  She has never had friends, let alone boyfriends.  All because of what she is.  She must hide that part of herself and never let anyone know what she is.  Every time she begins to get close to anyone, her dad moves them again.  The final time that she moves, she is moved into the mountains of Colorado.  She meets two girls, Giselle and Lindsey, and immediately becomes friends with them.  She continues to hide her true form.  She is instantly attracted to Cole.  Giselle and Lindsey warn her against him, but Kade can't stay away.  The whole forbidden love and all.  Kade begins to learn that everyone around her is similar to her.  This makes her relax just a little, but they still aren't like her completely and she must keep that hidden.  But Cole finds out that she is different.  Will she reveal her true form to him?  Will Cole and Kade survive together?  Why is their love forbidden?

This is the first book I have read of Laney McMann and I was extremely impressed!    I will definitely be picking up more of her work!  I can not wait for the next book in this series!!!

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