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    Something wicked this way comes

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review. Just going by the cover and the title I was expecting something completely different than I got. I pictured a darker, grittier story in more of an urban fantasy setting, not that this one is not dark or gritty but still. However I liked it nonetheless and for it being YA it has a lot of gruesome elements. I gave the book 3.5 stars because it was a quick, easy read with some interesting concept and I enjoyed it despite my recent reluctance regarding YA stories. But I wasn’t over the moon for it either. The writing style is flowing and really expressive. I also loved the little titles for each chapter; they foreshadow the things to come in each chapter. I liked the idea with the whole harbinger and beekeepers mystic element without making the story too supernatural if it makes sense. And not just because that but they are not really commonly used magical entities so it was a unique theme too. The plot is kind of fast paced or more like busy. Things, especially supernatural ones happen practically from the very first pages and they don’t build up gradually to a point of conflict wich creates a rushed feel to the events. Basically the whole storyline was one big conflict everything happens o fast. The characters are good but for me neither of them was outstanding. I didn’t feel a bond to either of them. We see a lot of different reactions, personalities from Angie. She is creative, curious, talented, strong, troubled and caring. She runs headfirst into trouble if its feeds her curiosity. She is also the sole narrator of the story so the reader feels her more. Then there is Reece, her love interest who is handsome, nice and charming with a lot of secrets. We don’t get to know him as deeply and Angie but I feel that both him and Angie are both the typical teenage YA characters so its not hard to put them in place. Also I just didn’t see the chemistry between them so I couldn’t help and feel that Reece only role in the book is introducing Angie to the supernatural world. I missed the attraction or the emotional connection between them. This was a cute, easy and mysterious summer read for me. Yes, you read it right, cute despite the gothic theme, mayhem and destruction going on. P.S.: For some reason this story reminded me of Twilight, especially in the first third of it.
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