Author: Megan Moldonado
Published: June 8th, 2015
Number of Pages: 354
Blurb from Goodreads:They are forever…
Sydney Field’s life is a rollercoaster on steroids with one constant—Ryan Edwardson.
Best friends since a projectile crayon incident in kindergarten, Sydney and Ryan have stuck it out together through thick and thin, pranks and rants, and anything in between.
One kiss changes everything…
As Sydney does her best to sort through her new found feelings for Ryan and mend what she broke in their friendship, the rollercoaster makes a complete one-eighty, unveiling Ryan’s lifelong secrets.
Thrust into a world chalk full of royalty and kingdoms and wielders, Sydney starts to wonder what’s up or down, right or wrong, reality or fantasy.
In a twist of events, Sydney finds herself enveloped in a world she never knew she belonged to. Friends become enemies, strangers become her survival, and love becomes the ultimate price.
*** A copy of this novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***
The novel begins as a very typical contemporary novel, girl from the wrong side of town is best friends with the boy who has it all, the pair are close as can be until our heroine realizes she holds feelings for her best friend. Easy enough. However, the story complicates as Sydney learns about an entire differently world her best friend is a part of and the role it can play in her life.
Sydney was an intriguing character. She's hard working, funny, sarcastic compassionate, she has everything needed to be an ideal heroine. However, at times I found that I wanted to shake her... just a little... okay fine, fine, maybe a little more than a little. She definitely complicated situation more than was necessary at certain points in the novel.However, overall, I did like her as a character and she did improve as the story progressed.
Now, on to Ryan. Someone hold me I'm swooning. Boyfriend material right there. He really was a favorite of mine. He had an easy going attitude and the scenes he was in were always super interesting to read. Basically, he's perfect and I would like to know who I can talk to about getting a Ryan.
The chemistry between the characters was good, and bless the powers that be no insta-love people!!! I wish the paranormal world had been introduced more, we got an introduction of it, but I would have loved to learn more about Ryan's society.
The ending. This is a touchy subject for me. I do understand the concept of cliffhangers, however, I very much dislike that concept. Why? Everything was so perfect, and then I was left staring at my kindle in agony. Really looking forward to the next book because I am in desperate need of answers.
Overall the novel was excellent, the author did an amazing job with character development and story plot. It was a fast paced, entertaining read that I would very much recommend reading.