Series: The Obscured Series #1
Author: CM Boers
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Publication Date: August 29, 2014
Published by: Self Published
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Abby Martin was an ordinary girl about to start high school, or so she thought, until she became plagued with nightmares after learning that she would be moving to Arizona with her mother. Stressed doesn't even cover what Abby is feeling when she thinks about trying to make new friends, but to her surprised she is surrounded by a new crowd from day one. She is even drawn to one guy in particular, Pete, but when Eli tries to convince her to stay away, she begins to second guess whether he is the guy for her. Unfortunately, she doesn't heed his warnings and finds out too late he was right all along. What's more is Eli isn't who she thought he was either. Immortality, kidnapping, and gifts are now swirling through her mind. The deeper she dives into learning of Eli's world she finds herself more confused and in trouble. And to top things off Abby suddenly can't stop thinking of Eli, her Protector, in a whole new light, is that love she's feeling? Abby and Eli get in over their heads when Pete is plotting against them, but who will come out on top?
Obscured by CM Boers, was in interesting and entertaining read. It was so enjoyable I had trouble putting it down to get back to reality. Here’s why….
There are very likeable characters involved in Abby and Eli, and a nemesis in Peter that has you liking him at first and then loathing him by the end.
Abby is a 16-year-old girl who is dealing with her parents divorce, moving away and a fresh new start courtesy of her mother. She comes across as a mature girl and seems wiser for her family’s experience, yet you can still feel the naivety of a 16-year-old girl shine through. Eli, Abby’s protector, is sweet and caring and is careful with her in terms of his true identity. When it comes to crunch time, we find out what he’s made of and his true strengths shine.
The writing is good, the story is unpredictable with a few twists, and as it’s told via Abby’s point of view you really feel like you are seeing and experiencing things as a 16-year-old. The paranormal element and the world-within-our-world felt believable to me as well.
My only dislike would be that I couldn’t really feel how much of a dangerous character Peter is. We have an incident very early on which spooks Abby, but this didn’t really have the punch for me that I feel it should have.
Overall, a very entertaining story that I found myself reading way past bedtime. Can’t wait for book 2!
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