When eighteen-year-old Emery Leclerc is taken from her home by a man who claims she has magical powers, she isn't sure who to call first: the police or the psych ward.
After discovering that the magic running through her veins is the reason her parents died years ago, Emery wants nothing to do with it. She'd like nothing more than to return to her boring, small-town life. But left unchecked, her newly awakened abilities prove dangerous. She must learn to control her magic or risk having it consume her—and dying before making it out of high school would seriously suck.
Unfortunately for Emery, learning magic isn't as easy as her new housemates make it seem. As her frustration grows, she learns that, while she may not want her magic, there's a Wielder who does… and the hauntingly familiar and wickedly charming Remington will do whatever it takes to have it. As Emery battles him, she struggles to unravel the truth about her magical block and the undeniable pull she feels towards her enemy.
They say the truth will set you free, but for Emery, it could be the very thing that kills her.
Wattpad-style YA book
I misremembered the title of another book I was trying to find so I accidentally bought and read this one oops. TLDR: it’s written like a Wattpad story with a stereotypical plot events and background. Maybe I’m missing a trick with the 1st person POV and maybe the high-schooler tone of the writing and descriptions was on purpose (but somehow I doubt it). I found myself laughing at times just at the ridiculous predictability of it. The climax resolution and entire plot felt so rushed and forced into ending where it did, and also I would’ve liked more depth to the characters’ emotions and motivations. I truly only finished it because I liked the trope of the main relationship (no spoilers lol) but that’s just my personal preference. Otherwise I thought I have probably read something similar like 7 years ago on a forum, unless the book was written this way on purpose, in which case that’s a bit better. 2 stars seems fair to me.
I don’t want to be too harsh. It felt like a high schooler wrote this. The story line was actually really good but the dialogue and character relationship seemed to forced. It just didn’t flow. Not a bad book just seemed to be lacking something.