Friday, August 28, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Undertow by K.R. Conway


BLURB:

Eila Walker knows luck is not a friend, so she is downright shocked to inherit a million-dollar Cape Cod home. And yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past . . . until history decides to repeat itself.
When Raef O’Reilly becomes her friendly, yet weirdly protective shadow, Eila thinks life is pretty darn perfect – until she is hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow. Revealing coal-black eyes and iron-like strength as he rescues her, Raef can no longer hide what he is . . . or what she can do. Eila, last of her kind, can supposedly channel the power of human souls, while Raef is more adept at stealing them. Even worse, the legend about her ancestor isn't such a myth, since Eila’s grandmother was one heck of a warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. 
A power that is written all over Eila's DNA.
Determined to stay one step ahead of a dangerous clan that is hunting her, Raef, along with a motley crew of high school rejects, will do all they can to protect her. But as hidden pieces of their brutal histories unravel, Eila begins to understand just what went down in the harbor square. She soon realizes that following in her grandmother’s fearless footsteps may be the only way to save those she loves . . . including Raef.

REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 2 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

Ella is my favorite character in this book. My favorite part is when she spills her milk shake all over Nikki the mean bee. 

This book is good, but I had to skip a few parts because there are some words I am not allowed to read or say. Other than that, it is an excellent book. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11-16.