Genres: Young Adult; Contemporary; Fantasy; Romance
I really struggled with rating this one. It had an interesting concept and likable characters.... but the plot was just "meh." I enjoyed the read, but my eyes would skim over paragraphs of pointless descriptions(there were a lot of those).
In all honesty, this is really just a romance disguised as an epic fantasy. Don't get me wrong; It was a sweet romance. Kelsey and Ren were adorable. But it wasn't enough story to go on. It's like the author realized this towards the end of the book and decided there had to be "relationship problems," meaning: Kelsey had to start acting like a jerk.
There were other issues with the plot, such as there not being a real antagonist. It was just task after task they had to complete--it was too easy. But I have a feeling this will change for the rest of the series, thankfully.
I don't want to completely discourage anybody from reading this, though, because it wasn't unenjoyable. If you like the "Beauty and the Beast" sort of tale, you may enjoy this. The characters were lovable, and so easy to root for. It just wasn't quality writing.
This would probably earn a 2.5 rating overall. Not a favorite of mine, but I do want to continue the series.
Content: Clean, all except one scene that gets just a tad steamy.