November 09, 2013

Conjured - Review

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst 

Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

My Review
Eve is told she is in a witness protection program and she has been given a new name, face and life. She doesn't remember anything and they are depending on her to get her memories back of the serial killer she escaped from. She knows he used magic to kill others because that is what she was told. She has some magic herself and every time she uses she blanks out and loses what memories she has. She is given a job in a library and tries to live a normal life. Her dreams haunt her of stuff she can no longer remember and slowly her memory comes back. She has to remember everything and learn more about her powers before more people die.

Wow what a book. It turned out like nothing I expected it would. Eve really is like a child as she is learning what everything over again. She is living with her "Aunt" Nikki an agent sent to help her. She is also protected by Malcom another agent. These two remind me of bad cop good cop because Nikki most of the time seemed really mean not caring at all about Eve's feelings. Malcom was much nicer to Eve doing what he could to help her. While working at the library she meets Zach. She falls for him and they realize if he is around her power is different. I like all the magical aspects of this book and all the different people we see. At the beginning I thought the book was going to be slow. I kept hoping something would happen to explain more. The author does a good job as when it does you get a big impact. I really liked how different it was to other books I had read. There is all kinds of different beings in this book that I would have liked to see more of but they weren't a big part of the book. I would tell anyone who love a book with some mystery, magic and more to pick this one up.

4 out of 5 Bats ~Pam

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