Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Secrets of Albion Falls by Sass Cadeaux

Title:  The Secrets of Albion Falls
Author:  Sass Cadeaux
Series:  The Secrets Series #1
Published:  January 28th 2013 by Donald Wardle (Amazon)
Page Count:  330
Genre:  Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Living a sequestered life in magical village named, Albion Falls. Sophia's only friend, a fairy named Rosalba, provides a welcome source of comfort and support.

It is a lie. Rosalba is not what she appears to be.

Rosalba's sinister intention to devour Sophia's soul becomes the focus of her parents.

Sophia's family and the local villagers try to protect this young woman.

Unknown to Sophia, destiny calls for her to become the Princess of the skin-walkers. A way of life shared secretly by all who surround her.

The announcement of Sophia's plan to leave Albion Falls brings the crisis to a head, as Sophia must fight for her life against the evil witch who deceived all for many years.

My Review:

When I first started reading this novel I was definitely thinking WTF, but definitely keep reading and everything will make more sense. By about ¼ way through the book I was fully captivated and couldn’t put the book down.

The writing seems a bit forced and choppy at the beginning, rather than fluid and natural as one would expect from a story being written in the first person. Her writing smooths out after the first couple of chapters. It becomes less choppy, more realistic, and has a much better flow. Cadeaux’s descriptions lay out the scene for you perfectly, allowing you to immerse yourself in the storyline. It is also a well put together story. Cadeaux has a strong plot line that leads you through with suspense, emotion, and excitement.

The characters in this novel are very well developed. You get to know them for who they are and where they came from. You can also understand their actions and reactions based on their upbringing. Cadeaux has these characters nailed for their age range. She portrays teen angst, rebellion, and heartache against a backdrop of family drama in a very realistic manner that is very compatible with her supernatural twist. I also quite enjoy her take on the supernatural. It is definitely far from the norm, yet completely compatible with what we already know about certain species.

This was definitely a very unique read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I cannot wait to continue on this journey with the characters. Could someone hand me a sequel please? Like NOW!!!!!

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  1. I want the sequel too :) I loved the journey this book took us on too :) Thank you for sharing :)

    1. Thanks Cassandra. It's definitely been a while since I've seen characters that had such an impact on me. 3 books later and I'm still thinking about them.

  2. Thank you so much Cassandra and Jonel.

    Your support is deeply appreciated!