written by Folami and Abeni Morris
published by Royal Colours Ink
Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by CBB Book Promotions in August. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: Hmm… I liked it well enough, I suppose. It has magic and I like magic. It has a love story and I like love stories. It has important magical books and futuristic dystopian governments and I, well… you get the idea. The thing is, I had to make myself keep reading – not because it was in any way BAD – it wasn’t – but because I just never really invested.
I get it – I mean, I even like the set-up: a boy reads his mother’s magical diary, and that’s how readers learn Hyalee’s half of the story. But see, Dephon doesn’t read the whole book – he skips bits – and it’s hard to invest in his parents’ epic romance if, since Dephon skips over their engagement and wedding, you never really get to experience it. Or, maybe, I think Hyalee outranks her son, and it frustrated me that I missed out on important parts of her storyline because Dephon flips past them. I’m confident that future installments of the Exemeus Series will fill in the blanks, but that didn’t help me here.
So. Yeah. It was okay.
Would I recommend it: Meh.
Will I read it again: Probably not.
About the book: Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she’s been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen—unfortunately he hasn’t been born yet.
In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime: inspiring hope.
His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn’t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government’s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she’s been dead for 13 years.
Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!