Genre: Teens/YA, Romance, Fantasy
Recommendation: It was okay, I would read the review and decide for yourself.
Type: Stand alone
Summary: +good build up to what they are + interesting female main -awkward love interest -strange chemistry between characters +interesting plot twists – loose ends +kindle unlimited +no cliffhanger
You know that group of people in school that everyone fears? Popular. Beautiful. The in-crowd?
That was my family. Kind of.
We were above that group. We held court over everyone else. We were the best looking. We were the mysterious and elusive ones. Most of the girls wanted to (and did) date the guys, but they didn’t want to be one of us. They couldn’t be. They were our prey.
We were the feared.
But like every family, nothing is as it seems. That was my truth.
Kellan was in his own league. He was our leader and he was the one no one messed with. No one dared. He was ruthless, powerful, and no one could match him…
Except for me.
I was about to find out just how different I was from my family.
Evil is the first book by author Tijan that I have read and to be honest, I am a bit torn on how I feel about it. It could just be me but, there is something interesting about authors that go by a single name. It almost creates an element of mystery and makes me want to know more. The art work on the cover is attention grabbing and attractive so going into this I was hyped for a good read. What I found myself feeling after completing this book was a combination of satisfaction and a sense of being weirded out by what I had just read.
The main character Shay, is a high school girl that comes from a family that aren’t your average group of humans. One of the best parts of this book for me was the build up in the beginning that led to the reveal of what they are. While the moment that it is revealed completely fell flat, the tension I felt waiting for it kept me intrigued. Where things get strange is the interaction between Shay and her brothers and sister, it feels uncomfortable. These people have supposedly grown up with each other but they relate in such a strange way I lost all connection I had with them. Shay is aloof and her self disdain gets a bit redundant. The relationship between her and Kellen? Even more uncomfortable. In the end I felt myself forget a bit about how awkward it all really is. Despite completely ignoring huge fouls against her and being weak for most of the book, Shay was easier to like than I expected. The writing is well done, I think if anyone else had written this story it would have come across a bit more Flowers in the Attic than it did.
The plot is interesting and there are several twists that I did not expect but even the twists are minimally developed. Despite all of the negatives listed above, I did finish the book and I am interested enough in the author to read additional books published by her. Plus, it is kindle unlimited friendly.