The Changelings by Elle Casey
Published: February 5th, 2012
Source: for review - blog tour
Series: War of the Fae, #1
Buy the book: Amazon
Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a pretty typical high school existence, until several seemingly unrelated incidents converge, causing a cascade of events that change their lives forever. Jayne and Tony, together with a group of runaway teens, are hijacked and sent into a forest, where nothing and no one are as they seem. Who will emerge triumphant? And what will they be when they do?
The Changelings was fast paced, with a main character who is sure to crack you up and keep it real at the same time, and plenty of twists and turns along the way of her story.
I have to be honest - I had my doubts about Jayne, the main character. To say she's potty-mouthed would be an understatement in my eyes, and I have to admit that she got on my nerves at the beginning of the book. But she grew on me, and I really liked how she developed into a feisty character instead of an annoying one. Her interaction with Tony, her best friend, is great and I really liked reading their conversations. I didn't really feel any connection between Jayne and the other characters, but I'm sure that's just because Jayne has a big mouth because of the wall she built up around her - something I think will crumble bit by bit with the new friends she's made.
The story itself was full of twists and turns, some more unexpected than others, but I found myself intrigued by the way the plot was going and how everything started to come together near the end.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book! There were some imperfections in the writing, but it didn't bother me so much to put it down. I read it very quickly and was fully entertained - and quite curious about where the story would be going. And after that ending, I really need to get book 2.. Because it surely made me want more!
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