Thursday, March 31, 2016

***** 5 Stars ***** The Undertow series by KR Conway

Undertow (Undertow, #1)

Undertow Synopsis
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 kick-butt 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 three unlikely allies, 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.

***** My rating: 5 of 5 stars *****

This series is a breath of fresh air. It is full of suspense, twists, and supernatural powers. Eila Walker just inherited a million dollar Cape Code home. Now, it is time to start freshly new but finds out pretty quickly this little town, the school she will be attending, and the people she hangs out with unravels secrets and powers way beyond her imagine. Oh, don't forget all the good looking hotties in the story like MJ, Raef, and Kian! I loved it from the beginning and fixing to start Stormfront right away!

I was gifted this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

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Stormfront (Undertow #2)
Stormfront Synopsis

Not long ago Eila Walker’s choices were limited: death by a bullet to the head, or at the hands of her beloved bodyguard, Raef. Now, five weeks after Raef triggered her power and she nearly leveled a historic mansion, Eila is dealing with the fall-out of her decisions. While she doesn’t remember dying in the arms of the soul thief who loves her, she knows that Raef remembers everything about the night he nearly killed her.

Now on the mend and attempting to keep one step ahead of the FBI, Eila and her team of misfits are desperate for a bit of normal. Eila is trying to navigate high school, while her BFF Ana is cautiously hanging with past-boyfriend and soul thief, Kian. Shape-shifter, MJ, is trying not to piss off his mother, while Raef is coping with his fears that Eila will never be safe.

But just as “normal” seems within their grasp, a powerfully built newcomer arrives. Raef knows the scarred man as a Blacklist Dealer – a soul thief, who peddles the names of humans who deserve to die. Eila, however, knows him as the protective hunter from the woods, who she nicknames Thor. Before long, Raef and Eila realize they’ve met the same killer, and he has one hell of a story to tell the five friends . . . if Raef doesn’t murder him first.

*****  My rating: 5 of 5 stars  *****

Stormfront is the continuation of Undertow series. If you enjoyed the first book, which I don't know how you couldn't, this was even better! This book left me breathless with scenes from our favorite couples to giggles'n snorts with our favorite MJ!

You will get to meet some more characters and some of the suspense from Undertow will come more to light. Now, time to start Cruel Summer which will be Kian O'Reilly and Ana Lane's POV!

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Cruel Summer (Undertow, #0.5)

Cruel Summer Synopsis
Kian O’Reilly is flawless as a killer.

Well-practiced in the art of making murder look like an accident, he is selfish, wealthy, and totally arrogant as a soul-stealing immortal. But when he ends up stranded on Cape Cod with a stolen car and a dead drug dealer in the trunk, he thinks his luck couldn’t get any worse.

That is, until Ana Lane shows up.

Gifted as a mechanic and surfer, feisty Ana is not a fan of the entitled Frat Boys who show up every summer, messing with local girls. Believing Kian is one of those typical rich brats, she fixes his car and ruthlessly dismantles his cocky ego . . . which intrigues the dangerous soul thief.

Determined to spend more time with the prickly mechanic, Kian sets out to understand what makes Ana so fierce. Soon, however, he uncovers the painful truth behind the real Ana Lane . . . and the human monster she lives with may be the most dangerous of all.
*****  My rating: 5 of 5 stars  *****

"O'Reilly was one rebellious, rock star of an angel. And I was entirely falling for him."

Cruel Summer is the 3rd book in the Undertow series and even though it is under a novella, it has 231 pages.

This is Kian and Ana's POV and it will help you fill in the gaps of how they met to the current time to get us caught up for the next book. There are some spoilers so please read this book after Stormfront.

"In that one moment, I finally realized why she had such a pull on me-she was freedom, defiance, and fearlessness. She was everything I was, in human form."

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True North (Undertow, #3)
True North Synopsis
For Eila Walker, history has become its own demon. After months of trying to keep ahead of those who are hunting her, Eila is more than ready to end her days of running. But her ancestor, Elizabeth, has left a twisted legacy in her wake that shadows Eila still, nearly 170 years later.

When her grandfather reveals that he has kept a priceless piece of the past hidden in his vault on the island of Polaris, Eila and her friends are hopeful they may finally find the answers they so desperately need.

But just when Polaris is beginning to feel like a safe haven, a brutal attack leaves the group shattered. Eila, desperate to end the violence, soon finds herself drawn into the decadent underworld of the Mortis, where lies become truths, and allies . . . become killers.

*****  My rating: 5 of 5 stars  *****

Holy Epic Series Batman!  I am breathless, speechless and in awe!  It is an adventure of super powers, hot soul thieves, Knights, humorous shape shifters, bullying, betrayal, love, heartache, and so much emotional suspenseful twists through out the Undertow Series!
"He wanted me, only me, with silly freckles, imperfect curves, and weird glow stick ability.  He wanted me, forever, and in that moment, as his hands began to carefully slide down my body, I knew I wanted him forever as well."
I fell in love with all of the characters and I promise you will drown in the words from the beginning to end. I cannot wait for the continuation of this series. Next is Last Light coming in 2017! HFN! 

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K.R. Conway is an award-winning Young Adult novelist, professional journalist, and graphic designer. She is a professional member of the SCBWI and a faculty member for their conferences in New England.

When not writing she can be found driving a 16-ton school bus because she's undoubtedly a little nuts.  She lives on Cape Cod with her family.

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