Tuesday, November 26, 2013

You Are Mine by Janeal Falor Book Review

You Are Mine by Janeal Falor
Published Date: May 6th, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Magic Fantasy

Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.  Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are   only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.


*copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't at all what I was expecting but in a good way. I loved the way the story slowly progressed and became more and more entrancing with each turn of a page. I don't usually read books YA or otherwise with magic in them but this is by far superior to all to all the previous ones I've read. Quite frankly I loved it. The author went out of her way to make it all seem so realistic. The magic is described in fantastic detail. It was the highlight of the book aside from the characters, at least it was for me. I loved every character aside from the villainous father of course. They all had a personality I enjoyed and slowly began to love. Every character is developed and written into the story in a timely and appropriate fashion. I think this book will appeal to lovers of any genre. It has a little something for everyone, love, murder, intrigue, romance and a whole lot of magic. Its also appropriate for any age. I highly recommend it. The only negative thing I can say is its a little slow moving for awhile but it picks up and is definitely worth reading through.

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