Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wicked Sense by Fabio Bueno

Title:  Wicked Sense
Author:  Fabio Bueno
Series:  Singularity #1
Published:  September 2012 by Booklings Publishing 
(first published August 9th 2012)
Page Count:  308
Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Winner, 2012 Sandy Literary Contest - 1st place - YA category
Witches inhabit our world, organized in covens and hiding behind a shroud of secrecy—the Veil.

Skye’s London coven sends her to Seattle’s Greenwood High to find the Singularity, an unusually gifted witch who may break the Veil and trigger a dangerous new era of witch-hunting. Things get complicated when Skye meets a charming new classmate, Drake. Skye’s job becomes even trickier when she clashes with Jane, an intimidating rival witch.

Drake falls for the mysterious Skye, but odd accidents, potion mix-ups, and the occasional brush with death kind of get in the way of romance. Once he discovers Skye is a witch, he goes to war for her, even though his only weapons are a nice set of abs and a sharp sense of humor.

Fighting off wicked Jane and the other dark forces hell-bent on seizing the Singularity's immense power, Skye and Drake will risk everything to save the covens.

Going on a date has never been harder.

My Review:

With this novel, Bueno sets himself, and his characters, off and running in this fantastic series about magic gone wild. Everything is clearly yet vividly developed. Not only is the storyline itself clearly laid out, but the author uses his brilliant storytelling skills to draw you in without ever letting go. He keeps up a fast pace throughout, without making the reader ever feel rushed or tense.

These characters kill me. They’re so personable, real, and high school that you can’t help but laugh and love them (even if you hate them). Everyone is fully developed, both as an individual and as a member of the story. I love the way that they interact so realistically with each other, even if it isn’t always an easy interaction.

As a whole, this larger than life world draws you in and keeps you coming back for more. Bueno brilliantly combines stereotypical witches with new and innovative ideas to create a world wholly of his own and set his readers up for the trip of a lifetime in this series.

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1 comment:

  1. Just saw this one as well. Thank you for the thoughtful reviews. I'm glad you enjoyed the novels :-)