Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Review: Entranced by Jessica Sorensen

Title: Entranced
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Series: Guardian Academy #1
Genre: Paranormal/NewAdult/Mystery
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: October 19th 2015
Edition: Kindle Edition, 79 pages
Source: Gifted by author for review
Purchase: Amazon US 

     Alana Avery’s life is far from normal. Most of her family are Keepers, warriors chosen to protect the human race, and for as long as she can remember, she has been training to become a Keeper herself. So when she’s chosen to be a Guardian, investigators who solve paranormal crimes and murders, her life changes in an instant.
     Alana has to attend Guardian Academy to train for her new role as a Guardian investigator. There, she meets Jaxon Gray, her new partner who happens to be a werewolf. Jaxon is smart, cocky, sexy, and drives Alana absolutely crazy.
     Despite Alana’s confliction with Jaxon, her training and new life seem to be going well. That is until her grandfather is murdered.
     Alana is determined to track down who killed her grandfather, even if it means getting help from Jaxon. But as she digs deeper into the case, she discovers there might be more to her family and the academy than meets the eye.

(A spin-off novella series from the Fallen Star Series about Gemma and Alex’s daughter, but the Guardian Academy Series can be read on it’s own.)

I am loving this series already. 
Alana reminds me of Gemma around the middle of the Shattered Promises series. She is a really likable character. Smart, determined, confident. A little sassy. ;)

This was a very fast paced story. I am really liking these new characters. And at first it was strange seeing Gemma and Alex so happy, there was a lot of angst and anger in their relationship for most of their series. But it was nice to see they were happy, and had gotten past all the lies and resentment. 

Jax, the some-what mysterious Werewolf Guardian, I am really looking forward to learning more about him, and the deal with his brother. The other series barely touched on who Gaurdians are and what exactly they do, so this series will shed a whole new light on this very interesting world Sorensen has created. 

I really like that the story wasted no time diving into the mystery, There are a lot of mysteries in this book. What her Grandfather was up to, why exactly that one Guardian hates Alana and her family so much, it seems very personal I want to know her deal. Though I don't feel like she's a "bad person", just that something probably happened and she's taking it out on Alana. (Like a Snape/Harry Potter deal)

I was sad that this book was so short. I read it in like 45 minuets, but I am just all the more excited for the next book. I can't wait to read it.

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