Tuesday, January 03, 2012

"All's Fair in Vanities War" by Elizabeth Marx



ALL'S FAIR IN VANITIES WAR BY ELIZABETH MARX

SERIES: The Seer's Seven Deadly Fairy Tales #1

PUBLISHER: Elizabeth Marx
GENRE: YA Paranormal
SOURCE: Author
LINKS: Goodreads

SUMMARY
Keleigh Flaherty is born a Devas. At one her mother is certain she is a Celtic ExtraOrdinary being of light, and leaves the protection of the Order to conceal her. By three Keleigh speaks fluent Gaelic, and whispers start. At five she makes one playmate fly, and another one dies. By seven Keleigh reads her mother’s fear in her reflection. At nine she is brainwashed, her ExtraOrdinary powers exiled. By eleven Keleigh convinces herself she’s just an Ordinary girl. At fourteen she witnesses her parents’ death by beasts that only exist in fairy tales. By fifteen the Order shrouds Keleigh in Salem, she is given a sacrificed Seer, and Locke Cavanagh detests her. At sixteen her mother contacts her through a magic mirror and insists Keleigh find a forgotten relic by the next blue moon. Now Locke is her only hope for locating the artifact, but he knows the key to its discovery is in Keleigh embracing her ExtraOrdinary gifts, because they will need their combined abilities to battle the ShiningOnes over something so powerful. And if they fail... Keleigh will never see seventeen.

MY REVIEW

When I discovered this book it was the cover that grabbed my complete attention... I gotta say it's one of the most beautiful I've ever seen, and now that I read the book let me say the beautiful images and tones that made me dream about a promising story caught perfectly the essence of the book!

Do spells charm you? Don't you think magic is something enchanting? And what about mystery? For the first half part intriguing characters and a sarcastic sense of humour dominate the scene, than curiosity and a scary atmosphere prevail over everything. But no matter what, Keleigh and Locke keep being more and more appealing with their moments and dialogues.

What I didn't particularly like was that sometimes I had trouble keeping up with the story, I felt lost, maybe it was a bit too long with so many things to memorize too fast all at once, but then Locke was there and all I could think about was how terribly fascinating and sensual he was... Be prepared to find a pleasurable adult veil in this YA book!

RATING: 3.5/5

4 comments:

  1. I loce the cover too! It's gorgeous and I'm definitely intrigued. So glad you enjoyed it, even if you had a tough time keeping up at times. Definitely like the sound of Locke too... ;) Lol. Great review!

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  2. That is a gorgeous cover! Kinda creepy, too, which I like ;) The summary kind of threw me for a second (too many ages and happenings for me to keep up), but like Rebecca said, it's definitely hooked me. Love the character names, and "a pleasurable adult veil" you say?? Yes, please, I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
    Ninja Girl
    P.S. I thought that was you when I was reading the shoutouts for Half-Blood!! How cool is that? Plus, totally jealous that you've already read Pure; however, am pretty stoked to hear there's more Seth ;)

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  3. Love, love, love the cover! I'm right there with you, I would have read it due to the cover. However, it sounds as though it wasn't a dud. Thanks for the review! It might find its way into my TBR pile ^_~

    sinn @ sinnful books

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  4. I love the cover, it's so ghostly. Plot sounds interesting too, though I often just buy a book because the jacket caught my eye :)

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