Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review of Arcadia's Curse, by Jesi Lea Ryan!

Review of Arcadias Curse

Book Blurb:
Think high school sucks? Try being an empath who has to experience everyone else’s suckage on top of your own. (Literally.)

In the months since her family life imploded and her psychic gifts began to arise, Cady has struggled to figure out how she can fit into her normal life without going crazy from the constant presence of emotional energy. Her grades have tanked. Her best friend is afraid of her. And she begins to have doubts about why her boyfriend, Bryan, is really keeping her around. But a chance meeting with another gifted girl online opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Unfortunately, this new world comes at an awful price.

Review of Arcadia’s Curse, by Jesi Lea Ryan

Last year, when I first started reviewing, I got to read a book titled Arcadia’s Gift, by this same author. I really enjoyed the book and was very excited to find out what happened next. I mean, the story was original and well written. A twin whose sister dies tragically, leaving her able to sense the emotions of those around her? Pretty darn awesome!
Book two picked up after the first book. Arcadia, or Cady, is happy…well, sorta. She’s learning to block the feelings of those around her so she doesn’t get overwhelmed, but it’s taking a toll on her physically. Oh, and her boyfriend has decided that he wants to do daredevil feats now that he knows she can heal him if something goes wrong.  That part really upset me. Made me feel as if he was only using her.
When Cady decides to become part of a group of psychics, funded by the Bristol Group, she has to leave her loved ones behind and begin the next part of her journey. There, she’s surrounded by people just like her. A dream walker, a telepath, and a telekinetic, just to name a few.
Things aren’t perfect there, but when Cady goes on an unsanctioned assignment, things turn ugly. The action and suspense picks up by 10 notches! Cady is faced with a lot of hard decisions and the fact that she may not make it out alive.
The book is really good! I was able to finish it rather quickly, and my family had to basically pry me away in order for me to put it down. If you’re a fan of mystery, intrigue, and some hot-to-trot guys, pick up this book. You won’t be disappointed!
Now…I have to wait to see what happens next…don’t know how patient I can be! LOL

About the Author:
Jesi Lea Ryan grew up in the Mississippi River town of Dubuque, IA. She holds bachelor degrees in creative writing and literature and a masters degree in business. She considers herself a well-rounded nerd who can spend hours on the internet researching things like British history, anthropology of ancient people, geography of random parts of the world, bad tattoos and the paranormal. She currently lives in Madison, WI with her husband and sassy kitty.