Series: A Lebrus Stone Series
Author: Miriam Khan
Review by: Dani Hoots
He’s bad news.
Full of himself, brutally honest and arrogant.
Under that gorgeous mask is something dark and twisted, and he’s claimed me as his victim.
When orphan Crystal visits a great aunt she’s just met in Blacksville, West Virginia, she sets some rules for herself:
#1 – Don’t get too close to anyone.
#2 – Don’t expect too much.
#3 – Don’t fall for the town’s bad boy like everyone else.
While she finds the last one frustrating, Crystal has no intention of giving into any weaknesses. That is until she’s told there’s a curse that’s been running through her family for generations, and it seems the one she needs to avoid is the key to bringing it to an end.
Now all bets are off. Only a single line separates her from the side of magical beings, and she’s crossing it.
But she learns rules are in place for a reason. The hidden world in the seemingly small and innocent town goes far beyond the one she knows and understands.
It’s a world where humans once visited and have been warned not to return.
*I received this book from YA Bound Tours for my honest review*
The premise of this book was really interesting and I enjoyed the world-building and mystery of it all. It gave off The Covenant vibes, if anyone remembers that movies, mixed with Sabrina. I really enjoyed the build-up and am interested in learning more of what happens to Crystal and this town.
The only problem I had with the book was that it was sort of your typical, he’s a bad-boy and treats me like dirt, but I love him anyway type story. While I agree that does happen, so I’m not saying it’s realistic, I felt it was a little forced on the character and didn’t quite make sense with everything she had been through.
All in all, if you like mystery, YA, supernatural, and paranormal fantasy, I definitely recommend this book. I read it all in one sitting as I kept wanting to learn more!