Review: The Genesis of Evangeline by Rachel Jonas

About the book:

Wolves, dragon shifters, and a fallen kingdom destined to rise again.

Evie Callahan is positive there’s something strange going on in Seaton Falls, her new home. The locals are bigger, stronger, and faster than most. That includes Nick, the boy next door who’s become her silver lining in this godforsaken town.

She wants to trust her instincts–about Nick, about what she suspects in Seaton Falls–but rumors of wolves and dragon shifters makes it hard to tell what’s real. With a history of odd dreams and the nagging sense that she’s never belonged, Evie fears she’s losing touch with reality. Her concern only grows when someone who’s haunted these dreams is suddenly tangible… and claims to hold the key to unlocking her true identity.

Finding out her entire life has been a lie is scary enough, but what’s downright terrifying is discovering who she’s destined to become.

Evie’s much more than your average, seventeen-year-old girl.

And this is her genesis.

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Review by Katy Haye:

The Genesis of Evangeline is a YA story about shifters. So far, so ordinary. But Rachel Jonas has delivered some glorious twists on the usual tropes. I loved her characters, and having the story narrated by both Evie and Nick provided real breadth to the intriguing world of Seaton Falls.

The sheer scale of what’s going on in this far-from-ordinary town was fabulous, and the hints of the bigger shifter world made me want to know more.

The romance between Nick and Evie was lovely, and beautifully handled, especially when things became a little triangular (I’m interested to see how that one works out!).

It loses a point, I’m afraid, because I am a ridiculous stickler and there were plenty of proofing issues – its and it’s, lie and lay, amongst others. But that aside, it’s still worth reading because it’s an intriguing story and a delightful romance.

Love urban fantasy? Try Katy’s The Last Gatekeeper: Zan knows she’s different.          Today she discovers why. 

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