Saturday, 28 June 2014

Review - Carnelian by B. Kristin McMichael

Title: Carnelian (The Chalcedony Chronicles, #1)
Author: B. Kristin McMichael
Pages: 236
Release date: 9th January 2014
Publisher: Lexia Press

Blurb from Goodreads:

Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t so far in the past as Seth Sangre. His past is literally from thousands of years ago. Seth’s past led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now, and he just found exactly what he has been looking for. Mari had dreams of college being a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself not fall for the handsome Seth Sangre. But he doesn’t plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest.

As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a past of his own that’s literally in the past. Suddenly, Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She’s connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be, and maybe he isn’t the player who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime-and reveal family secrets she never knew existed.

My Review:

-May contain spoilers-

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours and B. Kristin McMichael*

2.5/5 stars

The last thing Mari expected on her first day of university is for a handsome guy to literally fall into her lap. 
Seth Sangre is a player and has his sights set on making Mari his next conquest. 
Or is there more to Seth than meets the eye?

I started off enjoying this but after a while I lost interest. 
The plot was okay and but slightly too insta-lovey for me. 
I love anything to do with Egypt and thought the fact that Seth, Ty and Dee were time travellers and not paranormal creatures was a nice change but one thing that bugged me (apart from numerous missing or misspelled words) was that when Mari was in ancient Egypt the Egyptians spoke like we do using words like ‘majorly’.

Overall this was an okay read.