#Review - Crystallum (Primordial Principles 1) by @laneymcmann

(Primordial Principles #1)
Laney McMann

Published by: Booktrope Publishing
Publication date: October 25th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult


Kadence Sparrow wasn’t born a devil’s child—she was turned into one. Now, she’s hiding from the truth, and running for her life.
For years, Kade’s true nature has lurked behind an illusion, so when her dad gets another job transfer, she knows the drill: no close friends, no boyfriends, and most importantly: don’t expose what she is. Ever. Keeping secrets is easy. Lies are second nature. So is the loneliness—and the fear, but when the Shadows attack, and Kade meets Cole Spires, she could expose everything she’s trying to hide.
As one of the Celestial Children, Cole lives by an oath: defend the Ward, protect the Primordial race, guard the gateways, and stick to his own. Everything else is a distraction, and besides, he’s lost enough. Cole’s job is clear, and no one his age does it better. So, when he meets Kade in a club downtown, he assumes she just wants his attention. Most girls do, but Cole soon realizes … Kade isn’t like most girls.
The children of heaven and hell are living among us, fighting an age-old war. And falling for someone from the opposition is not an option. But a chance encounter between Kade and Cole will blur the rules, as Kade’s journey to keep her truth hidden catapults them together and into a web of lies, forcing her to not only face the demon inside her, but to answer the hardest question of all.
Which is thicker—blood or water?


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My Thoughts : 

This was a complicated book.  One that I felt made you really pay attention.  The author really didn't give you a lot of backstory, instead forcing you to read on and understand slowly.  This may irritate some but it kept me intrigued.  I felt like this book reminded me in parts of a mix of Twilight and Immortal Instruments. It really is a good blend, yet it's own unique story!  Once I got started I read the book straight through on a lazy Sunday. It was a day well spent! 

Naturally you will fall in love with Cole. He's our bad boy alpha that we all love. Kade was an interesting character. I think her secret irritated me in that I didn't fully understand it until she revealed it to Cole. For that reason, it took me a little while to fully understand her character and really like her. How Cole feels about Kade makes you really like her. Let's be honest here, Cole makes the story for us! :)  Love him!

The book went along steadily with some twists that you would except but few that came out of nowhere and threw you for a loop!   I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series and to learn more about the supporting characters as well!  I think you'll enjoy this one!  Give it a try!

Author Bio:

Laney McMann is the author of The Fire Born Novels (TIED, TORN, & TRUE) and The Primordial Principles series (CRYSTALLUM, book #1 ~ Fall 2015).
She is the product of very creative parents and the most imaginative grandmother ever. With an untapped passion for the supernatural and all things magical, her voracious appetite for reading fantasy started really young ~ and so did her love of words.
She writes young adult dark urban fantasy novels mixed with a spike of romance, a hint of history, a dash of mythology, and lots of paranormal.
On the non-writing side of life, Laney is a former classical dancer, music snob, chef, and a right-brained thinker to a fault. When she's not dreaming up new dead ends to torture herself with, she spends her time running.
Laney is published by J. Taylor Publishing and Booktrope Publishing

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