ANCIENT SECRETS CANNOT REMAIN BURIED FOREVER.
Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.
Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.
As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies—my ancestors—were beginning to awaken.
The story started when Catori needs to go home because her mother died, and according to her father, she died of a heart attack while digging up the graves of her ancestors. After that, she found nothing inside the coffin her mother took from the grave but just fresh rose petals. What’s weirder was when new and not familiar faces were coming to their town. And believing that her mother didn’t die of heart attack will lead her to unlock the truth about Faeries and her ancestors, who were Fae hunters.
I like the story, but there were just things that made me off, and I’ll tell those later. For now, I’ll let you know why I like this.
First, the book cover was stunning, and I can’t take my eyes out of it! Next, the idea in this book was good, especially, it talks about Faeries and Fae hunters. Then, I like how it was written to the point of me getting excited about turning the pages or knowing more stories between her ancestors and the Faeries.
Now, the main character, Catori, was likable, but sometimes she irritates me when she decides something stupid. She was mostly indecisive, but I understand her, especially when she doesn’t know anymore who speaks the truth and who was lying to her and her mother just died during that time too.
The other characters were okay, but I just don’t get any connection with some of them. Maybe because many were introduced to the story and it’s hard to give attention to all of them. I’m interested though to know more about Gwenelda and Ace. And another thing, I just hate Cruz for making me so confused about his motives.
Now, I dislike those short romances here. It just doesn’t give me any chills. It’s like bland, but it was brushed aside when Kajika came. I am not sure if he was destined to be with Cat, but I’m hoping that they’ll be together in the end. I just want to feel more, and I hope to be able to connect with the characters in the next book. And the other thing that also made me off was the ending. The author should make a cliff-hanger where it will devastate the readers to know it already because of the end, there was just not that helpful in making the readers crave for the next book.
All in all, I am very interested in the world of Faeries and the history of the Fae hunters. Also, I’m looking forward to what will happen to the characters, so I’m sure I’ll be reading the next book on the series. I am just hoping for much better character and plot development, and if that will be achieved, I know that the next book will be great!
I am recommending this if you like something about Faeries, Fae hunters, and if you are looking to read something new.
Disclaimer: I received an advance reader’s copy from the author via YA Bound Book Tours.
Publication Date: March 29, 2017
Series: The Lost Clan, #01
Genre(s): Faeries, Paranormal
Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City, the daughter of a French father with a great sense of humor, and a Swedish mother whom she speaks to at least three times a day. She chose Brown University to complete her undergraduate studies and earned a bachelor’s in comparative literature. After designing jewelry for a few years, Wildenstein traded in her tools for a laptop computer and a very comfortable chair. This line of work made more sense, considering her college degree.
When she’s not writing, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets (Yes. Everyone), eavesdropping on conversations to gather material for her next book, baking up a storm (that she actually eats), going to the gym (because she eats), and attempting not to be late at her children’s school (like she is 4 out of 5 mornings, on good weeks).
Wildenstein lives with her husband and three children in Geneva, Switzerland, where she’s an active member of the writing community.