So, I just finished The Grimoire Chronicles: Veil Between Worlds by Sally Dubats. To be honest, when I began reading this I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Yes, I thought it looked good and it was certainly the kind of book I would read- witchcraft, gorgeously enchanting male interest that has some secrets -but I didn't really set my hopes too high. Then I began reading the book. It was a great book! The prelude prompts questions that has answers within the secrets of the book, and the first chapter draws you in so you can understand what the heck she - Cassie - means.
Ah, then there is the romance. I do not hide the fact that I am a romance junkie. If there is romance in a book, I will probably read it no matter what other factors are involved. Cassie and Trenton - who I will tell you about later in my character rundown - meet in circumstances that aren't the best. But then they grow on each other. It's one of those relationships where they're sort of annoyed with each other a bit in the beginning, but then grow on each other because they are such nice, caring people. And then there's the fact that Trenton has a Match, but I'll let you learn that stuff yourself when you read it. My point here is, there is a decent amount of romance, and it holds the story up but does not dominate the story. There is much, much more to this story than romance, but the romance is sufficient to keep people like me riveted.
All right, NOW it is character rundown time. I shall tell you about the two main characters- Cassie and Trenton. Cassie is the protaganist, the girl we're hearing - or reading, I guess - the story from. She practices Wicca and is the odd girl out in school and around town. Immensely shy, exceedingly friendly most of the time, and genuinely kind. (Yes, the kind thing is different than the friendly thing. Trust me.) What gets me about Cassie is that she has this unexpected drive in her. A drive that leads her into protecting and helping those she cares about. I really liked that about her. Now on to Trenton. Oh, Trenton. I liked Trenton. In the beginning he tried to play the whole I-don't-really-care-leave-me-alone-at-least-I-let-you-live thing, but then he sincerely cares about Cassie and I loved that. He ends up adoring Cassie, which made me very happy. Sweet boys always get me. What I particularly liked about Trenton, though, was his confidence. He was confident, but only to a certain point. I liked that he knew his limits regarding this and wasn't one of those over-confident idiot boys. They can irriatate me. It's like: seriously, dude. You need help, TAKE IT ALREADY. Geez. So I thoroughly enjoyed Trenton.
**Quick note: I personally really really REALLY liked Jean-Luc. I have a real soft spot for him and his French accent.**
Okay, so the ending. The ending was not terrible. I was happy about that. Since there IS going to be more books to go along with this one - this was the first in an eight part series; the next book is called Winter Solstice - I was dreading the fact that there would be a huge cliff-hanger at the end, like there was at the end of The Lost Saint. Luck was with me, though. The ending is NOT a dreadful cliff-hanger, though it is intriguing. It pushes you toward the next book, and man do I want to read the next one NOW, but it does not shove it at you and make you want that book so so so so so bad when you can't have it. I can breathe as I wait.
Now for the rating. I rate The Grimoire Chronicles: Veil Between Worlds with 4 out of 5 stars. I truly enjoyed this book and suggest it to anyone who like witchcraft type things or has an interest in Wicca. You can learn a bunch in this book. It's super interesting. Or if you're just looking for a nice adventure with a nice male lead. You should totally check out this book. I think you will end up enjoying it just as I did.
All right, that's it, Friends. I'm currently reading Take Me There by Susane Colasanti and will have a review up for that sometime during the beginning of this week - Monday or Tuesday, probably. I'll give you guys my updated reading list sometime, too.
Thank you all for reading my review and please, please, PLEASE remember/feel free to follow my blog! Thanks to everyone who has already done so. And another thank you to Sally Dubats for this book. I am glad I read it.
Until next post, Friends!