A Lyrical Press Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Gossamer by Renita Pizzitola
Published by Lyrical Press Inc.
Source: Given by publisher for an honest review and participation in blog tour.
Kyla Ashbury is nearing her eighteenth birthday when a mysterious boy appears at school. Her instant attraction to him inexplicably awakens something inside her and she discovers her true identity.
Now, armed with the knowledge of her past, she is forced to leave behind the life she has always known for a new one filled with temptation, faery charm and magic, and a future she wasn't prepared for.
Kyla is left with a difficult decision... but no matter which path she chooses, someone will get hurt.
I always like a good faery book. Especially since lately I've only been reading sci-fi. I started this book with high hopes, however, this book fell a little short.
The writing itself, was a little amateur. The writing was wordy and choppy because the author used "it is" or "would have" instead of "it's" or "would've" every time, especially during dialogue. It made the characters sound stiff and gets rid of the emotion they were trying to express. I was a little surprised at the length of this book. I don't think I can really call it a novel because it was quite short. The beginning was dragged out too long, resulting in an abrupt ending that was a little frustrating, there was so much that was not resolved. I kept thinking "Is this really the end of the book? Will there be a second book?" Perhaps that was the author's intentions, to leave the reader with a cliffhanger forcing them to guess their own endings. I am disappointed at the plot, there was nothing really exciting about it. It was just another romance novel about a love triangle among two friends. It was a little like the book Angel Burn; guy saves girl from danger because of her abilities, and they end up falling in love.
The beginning was like a typical cliche novel. Kylie, the damsel in distress, doesn't know she's half-faery until she meets new guy, Grant, who she falls in love with at first sight. However, the Queen B (and B not in the good way), Cerise, also wants Grant. They end up having a rivalry but of course Grant came for Kylie. And then Kylie's world turns upside down when Grant tells her she's half faery and she needs to go back to the faery world. I wasn't very fond of Kylie, she always wanted to cry every time she saw Grant or have some kind mixed emotions inside her, it was like she didn't have a backbone.
Overall, this wasn't a memorable book because nothing exciting really happened. Although, I did enjoy the romance in it. I would save this book for a rainy day.