Friday, 25 July 2014

Undertow by K.R.Conway - Undertow #1 - 4 Stars!!

Undertow by K.R. Conway
Four Super Supernatural Stars

Blurb - Seventeen-year-old Eila Walker’s new home has defied the brutal Atlantic for over 160 years. Abandoned since her 4th great grandmother Elizabeth vanished, the town legend declares that she drowned . . . or was struck by lightning.

Unbeknownst to the town and Eila, however, is that someone does know what really happened to Elizabeth, and he has returned, determined to protect the last surviving Walker from a history of violence.

But what starts out as a quest for redemption, evolves into something more and soon young guardian, Raef, is forced to reveal the truth to Eila. As hidden secrets about their warring
families come to light, Eila begins to realize that she may be their best shot at survival, even if it means following in her grandmother’s fearless footsteps to save her killer bodyguard.

Undertow is book #1 in the Undertow series and the first book I have read by this author.
I was given a review copy of this by the publisher in exchange for an honest review so here goes....
Ok so the good bits...
·         I loved all of the main five characters!!
·         I’m definitely intrigued by this new twist on immortals.
·         A supernatural romance with some kickass action always works for me.
And the not so good bits...
·         This book has so much going on I did get a bit dizzy in parts trying to stay on track with the story.
I love a good supernatural book especially one that deviates from the usual vampire and werewolves characters. Undertow has created a whole new bunch of species and it’s kinda sucked me in, I need to know what’s going to happen and as a reader that’s a great thing.
I really like Eila’s character, she has a snarky rebellious attitude that I really engaged with.
Raef and Kian are both enigma’s I’m not entirely sure I understand them or their motivation but I’m looking forward to seeing more of them in the next book.
I like Ana she has a serious chip on her shoulder, I feel like at the moment her powers are underdeveloped and I feel like there is a lot more to come from her.
I love MJ he’s like the comic relief for this book and he was brilliant at breaking the tension and constant drama.
I will be honest I didn’t really feel the connection between Eila & Raef, where as Ana & Kian are literally smouldering with passion and intensity.
Although this book is essentially about Eila I really enjoyed being introduced to a group of characters right from the start. I hate when the secondary characters are more interesting that the principles so to have a group of varied personalities and in this case supernatural abilities was great.
This book throws off a sort of ‘Buffy’ vibe obviously minus the vampires, but it has the intensity and camaraderie that made Buffy so good.
I loved how quickly this book created drama and action and as I read I was on the edge of my seat waiting for something to happen.
I’m really interested in the Mortis and as the bad guys I thought they were brilliant.
This book created as many questions as it answered and I am sooooo glad that I have the second book Stormfront all ready to start reading!!!
Overall I loved this book its dramatic and intriguing and whilst I was reading I became immersed into a world of supernatural beings and life or death fights, I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next I give it a solid 4 stars.