by Liselle Sambury
Release Date: June 15th 2021
Genres: Diverse, Fantasy, Magic, YA
Format Read: ARC
A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.
After years of waiting for her Calling—a trial every witch must pass in order to come into their powers—the one thing Voya Thomas didn’t expect was to fail. When Voya’s ancestor gives her an unprecedented second chance to complete her Calling, she agrees—and then is horrified when her task is to kill her first love. And this time, failure means every Thomas witch will be stripped of their magic.
Voya is determined to save her family’s magic no matter the cost. The problem is, Voya has never been in love, so for her to succeed, she’ll first have to find the perfect guy—and fast. Fortunately, a genetic matchmaking program has just hit the market. Her plan is to join the program, fall in love, and complete her task before the deadline. What she doesn’t count on is being paired with the infuriating Luc—how can she fall in love with a guy who seemingly wants nothing to do with her?
With mounting pressure from her family, Voya is caught between her morality and her duty to her bloodline. If she wants to save their heritage and Luc, she’ll have to find something her ancestor wants more than blood. And in witchcraft, blood is everything.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I was super excited to read this book. Everything about this book seemed right up my alley. This book has witches and the main character faces an impossible task: she has to kill her first love. Sounds great, right?
Sadly, I could tell immediately that this book wasn’t for me. The author’s writing style didn’t work for me. You know how sometimes you start a book and you feel a disconnect? That’s how I felt. The beginning was info-dumpy. Then, on top of that, I felt no connection to the main character and I wasn’t a fan of the magic system.
All of these reasons listed above are why I ended up not finishing this book. I hate not finishing a book, but I didn’t want to force myself. All that being said, if you’re interested in this book, then give it a chance! You might love it. This book just wasn’t for me.
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