Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Review: Prowl

Title - Prowl
Author - Amber Garza

Series or Standalone - Series Book 1 in the Prowl Series
Genre - Young Adult Fantasy
Publication - January 20th 2012
Rating 4 out of 5


Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Smith is sent away to spend a boring summer at her grandma's. But then she meets Wesley. He tells her exactly what she wants to hear and has information about her past that no one else knows. It's almost like he can read her mind.

Only Wesley isn't who he seems.

By the time Mackenzie discovers his true identity it may be too late. She's in too deep and he won't let her go. Now Mackenzie must call on the strongest power of all in order to save her life.

Opening Sentence

“I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m actually glad my mom’s sending me away for the summer. I can’t wait to get outta here.”


I read this book as part of the blog tour for Amber Garza's trilogy Prowl. Mackenzie who prefers to go by Kenzie is spending the summer in Sacramento with her grandmother. Right away she meets the cute boy next door Issac and the goth girl across the street Rhiannon. Each one befriends her in their own way. Rhiannon is a practicing witch who can read aura's, and can sense that Kenzie also is gifted with powers. Issac also takes Kenzie out on a few dates even though she has sworn off men after a powerful breakup.

Rhiannon introduces Kenzie to witch craft by using a Ouija board to talk to the spirits, they instantly start talking too Wesley who knows about Kenzie's past offer to tell her about her father. She purchases her own Ouija board to talk to Wesley when Rhiannon isn't around and that is when things go wrong. She starts having horrible nightmares, so she stops sleeping, and thinks that Wesley is her father as he pretends hiding his true nature.

This book is the first in a series I plan to read over the next month. The synopsis hints at something powerful but doesn't give a clue exactly what we are going to expect. It's a fast paced book that kept me wanting more. I wanted to know who Wesley really was, what he wanted and what would happen to Kenzie. She's hasn't had the best life, things have been rough she has a past so this was a chance for a new start it's fun to watch Kenzie progress as she dabbles in witch craft. I like her as a character, I feel that she is well written and easy to relate too. It's a interesting story, a unique twist on personal demons but this one just happens to be really evil.

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