Most teenage girls know their name, where they came from, who they are. Not G, a beautiful redhead with unusual markings on her wrist. She gets her name from a silver locket she keeps around her neck, unaware the engraved letter "G" on its front holds the secret to her past.
G's life before the age of six has been a mystery to her. Each night for the last twelve years she's been haunted by the same nightmare - a war. Horrendous beasts, warriors able to weild the four elements and a boy who saves her by means of blue fire taunt her memory. But on her eighteenth birthday, G's life begins to unravel. When she meets her Chemistry professor, a man with an uncanny resemblance to the boy who saves her, she knows there must be more to her dreams.
It's dangerous not knowing who you are, what you're capable of, and what future awaits you. Especially when the darkness that slaughtered your entire world, just found you.
G is a mysterious character who's past is unknown even to her. She is an oddity among others around her. She is quite the cliched heroine but Iturrioz does a good job making the character work. I enjoyed seeing her dreams at the very beginning and how her memories come back to her.
My favourite character was Priyam who is sassy and pretty much awesome. It makes me happy to see an Indian character who is important in the story. She is lively and adds so much personality into the story!
Edan was a slightly complex character and I honestly don't know what to think of him. He's sweet at times but at times he acts like a total arrogant jerk.
I enjoyed the entire group as a whole and loved reading the interactions between the different characters and the couples.
The story has a lot of tropes - protagonist with a missing memory, the odd protagonist, love triangle etc but the author takes the story in a wonderful manner with twists where we least expect them. The plot is entertaining and quite magical. It all leaves us asking for more.
The plot deals with G trying to unravel her past and unlock her earliest memories. In the way she encounters numerous adventures with a really fun group and also has her first taste of romance. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the focus of the story but rather the mystery was.
I had trouble getting into the writing at first as there are quite a few grammatical and spelling errors. I learnt later that this is because the author is actually Spanish. But I was glad that these mistakes did not distract me much from the overall story. The imagery is wonderful and G's dreams shown vividly.
- Most of the characters
- G and Priyam's friendship
- The tropes and cliches
- The writing to an extent
This book despite having some cliches tropes offers a wonderfully unique story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Major geek by day, hermit writer by night! Love books, sugar gliders and everything that comes in a delicious taco. I'm the author of the YA fantasy series, Seasons Within.
I spend my time writing, planning on writing, reading, drinking coffee like there was no tomorrow, MMA and chilling with my friends and loved ones.
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