Thursday, 10 October 2013

Review - Undertow (Undertow, #1) by K.R. Conway

Blurb from Goodreads:
Eila Walker knows luck is not a friend, so she is downright shocked to inherit a million-dollar Cape Cod home. And yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past . . . until history decides to repeat itself.

When drool-worthy Raef O’Reilly becomes her friendly, yet weirdly protective shadow, Eila thinks life is pretty darn perfect – until she is hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow. Revealing coal-black eyes and iron-like strength as he rescues her, Raef can no longer hide what he is . . . or what she can do. Eila, last of her kind, can supposedly channel the power of human souls, while Raef is more adept at stealing them. Even worse, the legend about her ancestor isn't such a myth, since Eila’s grandmother was one kick-butt warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. A power that is written all over Eila's DNA.

Determined to stay one step ahead of a dangerous clan that is hunting her, Raef, along with three unlikely allies, will do all they can to protect her. But as hidden pieces of their brutal histories unravel, Eila begins to understand just what went down in the harbor square. She soon realizes that following in her grandmother’s fearless footsteps may be the only way to save those she loves . . . including Raef.
My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Patchwork Press and K.R. Conway*
2.5/5 stars

Eila Walker is an orphan and lives with her mum's best friend Mae. They are struggling to get by so when Eila inherits a million-dollar house in Cape Cod they decide to move there.
Eila may come to regret that decision as she is drawn into a life involving immortal killers and family secrets.

Undertow was an alright book. The author's take on immortals was interesting and unique but I couldn't connect with the story despite the likeable characters. There were some surprises that I didn't see coming and some that I did.
Overall a disappointing book with an interesting edge.