Back-to-School Hiatus

Back-to-school time for an educator means INSANITY! Wanted to explain my absence, been working really hard to get this new school year off to a productive and positive start. Things seem to be calming down just a bit so I hope to be back to normal posts next week. Hope you're all having a wonderful September. Almost Fall, y'all! Enjoy! *XOXO*

*REVIEW* Conjured


Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

I was really excited to read this one because the premise sounds fresh and intriguing... and for the first three-quarters of the book, Conjured did not disappoint. However, the twist at the end and the truth about Eve's past KILLED this book for me. Highly disappointing and the very end only barely managed to salvage a book that had great potential.

Conjured introduces us to Eve, a teenage girl in the witness protection program who has severe memory loss issues. Eve can't remember anything about her past, except for these terrifying dreams she has when she falls unconscious from using her magical powers. Eve isn't sure if these dreams or visions are real or imaginary, but she knows that they terrify her and that there are horrors in her past that the witness protection program agents would do anything to discover.

Eve meets some new people along the way and begins to be unsure who she can really trust. When a serial killer starts killing again, it becomes more important than ever that Eve recover her memories of who she really is... but will she be able to handle the truth? Or will it be more shocking than she ever thought possible?

This book had a lot of potential and I was EXTREMELY interested in what really happened to Eve in her past. Unfortunately, reality fell far short of expectations and the twist of Eve's identity nearly made me want to put the book down. I'm all about interesting plot stories, but this one was VERY far out there. That being said, if you don't mind things getting a tad bit strange, this could be a great book for you. It releases tomorrow, enjoy! *XOXO*
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