Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Grey eyes by B. Alston
Grey Eyes by B. Alston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
15 year old Anastasia Adams has spent her entire life on run. She and her mother have never spent more than 18 months in any one location, often times leaving with just the clothes on their backs. Despite the havoc that this is wreaking on Ana's social and academic life, her mother offers no explanation as to why it is they're constantly moving, or even what it is they're running from. But that all changes one night in the woods of Pelion, SC--the night the terror catches up with them.
Fearing her mother dead, and having barely escaped with her own life, Ana is whisked away to world of privilege and tradition. It's a fairytale come to life. The poor girl used to living out of a suitcase is now a resident of one of the most exclusive addresses in the world. The people there adore her and she catches the eye of a young guardian who sees her as a refreshing change to the girls he's grown up with.
If only they could find her mother. If only she knew the consequences of being born a "conjurer." If only she knew who that green eyed stranger was, the stranger who'll tell her about a past too romantic, and too tragic to be real. In the end, she'll have to choose between the boy who has captured her heart and the stranger she can feel down in her soul, assuring at least one of them an almost certain death.
B. Alston's Grey Eyes is a one of a kind book. She takes a new and different spin on vampires and it's fantastic. The plot was something new altogether and it is more creative than a lot of Vampire books that are published today. Anastasia gets tossed into a world where she is treated a royalty and I believe her reaction to her situation would be the normal reaction of a normal person. It's hard to make characters realistic in novels with Vampires or other paranormal things. The author did a good job in doing this. However I did have an issues with the character's relationships with her two love interests. I felt like she was thrown into romance without knowing either of them and that she fell too fast for them. It reminded me slightly of Twilight. The romance was just way too fast to be normal or taken seriously. One of the romantic situations makes a little sense but I still feel like she leapt into it too fast. Other than the extremely fast romantic relationships I honestly thought the book was great. Her relationships with the other characters kept the story flowing and interesting. There was issues with grammar and spelling but that was easy to look over once I was immersed into the book. As a warning I must tell you that the book was hard to get into at first but after a few pages it started to grab my attention. This book overall was a good read despite a few problems. If you don't mind quick "twilight" relationships and some issues with the writing then I suggest you go read this book. This is the first book of a trilogy and is also free on amazon. However the other two books are not free but they are worth the buy.