Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Book Review: The Truth Spell

Title - The Truth Spell
Author - Anita Oh
Series - Werewolf High #1
Genre - YA Paranormal
Published - November 21st 2015
Format - Kindle Review copy

As soon as I stepped onto the grounds of Amaris High, I knew I'd made a big mistake. I could never fit in at such a snobbish school – I was more IT girl than "it girl". But then I saw him. 

Sam Spencer. My childhood best friend. But it couldn't be. Sam Spencer had died three years ago, on the night that changed everything. I need to know what happened, why he's suddenly not dead and is hanging out with a bunch of rich kids. 

When the school is hit by a truth spell, it seems like the perfect chance to find out what Sam and his creepy new friends are hiding, but the weirder things get, the less I'm sure I want to know. Even for Sam, even for the free food, Amaris High might be more trouble than it's worth.

I received The Truth Spell in return for an honest review from YA Bound. Lucy has been a scholarship to a very special boarding school that is divided by color and level of the package. Hopefully this will be the chance she needed after leaving her family who’s hurting for money. Right away she is befriended by her future roommate who explains everything to Lucy getting her settled in the red house. However things aren’t as they seem and when the Golden house members arrive by helicopter she catches the glimpse of someone from her past she thought was dead.

Determined to figure out the truth she sets out to figure out if she really did see her best friend who died Sam but catches attention from one of the other Golden students. Which pushes her to the outside being treated like an outsider who isn’t wanted even at the school. He even offers her money that her family could really use if she would just leave. Yet Lucy is determined to see if it really was Sam and in that a magical truth spell is unleashed on the school keeping everyone from being able to lie. As wolves roam the grounds will Lucy find the truth before it’s too late?

I like Lucy she’s kind of nerdy and fixes computers for extra money to help her family and she wears glasses. Which I have to admit has been rare until recently in young adult novels I’ve noticed. I didn’t like Tennyson at first because he was determined to have Lucy leave but he kind of grew on me the more we know. I also liked Sam after we learn about him it all makes sense.

I had been seeing this one around for a while and when the chance came up to review it I had to sign up. After all who wouldn’t want to read a werewolf boarding school? Right away it reminded me a little of Harry Potter since it opens up at the station. However that is where the similarities end it’s a unique spin on the boarding school concept. Lucy is an interesting character super nerdy but I think it works. I kind of love the concept of our main character being nerd made her easy to connect with. A fast paced hard to put down novel it was easy to finish in a few short hours. I enjoyed the first person writing style it really worked in this novel. I can’t wait to read the next one and see how things are going to work out for Lucy after all there is still a briefcase to talk about. 

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