Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ARC Review: Crux

Author: Julie Reece
Genre: YA Fantasy 
Release Date: 7/9/2012
Format: E-ARC, won from J. Taylor Publishing.
Summary From Goodreads:
She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight.Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host, and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night.In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich, and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her. Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them, until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together. Her heritage did.Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.

My Review:
Crux left me speechless. There are so many different part of the story, but they come together beautifully to make this breathtaking book. The mix of the realistic bits and the fantasy bits in this book is fantastic.
Crux is about a girl named Birdie, who is homeless. One day a man goes walking down the world offering wealth. Birdie decides to follow the man to get money, that decision will change her whole life.  The guy she followed throws a ton of money in the air, and then after everyone cleaned up the money he gives Birdie a pouch. Thugs that also got on from the strange guy follow her and to keep safe from the thugs she sits at a table with people she doesn't know. That is how she meets gorges, mysterious Grey Mathews. Whats in the pouch, what does it lead her to, and who is this mysterious guy that throw the money and gave her the pouch.

The story it's self was good, but I felt like I could not connect with the characters, and I was sometimes lost. Having so many different parts in the story was a good and a bad thing. How perfectly the story came together was a good thing about the different parts in Crux. The characters act a bit different when the book changes parts, which made it hard to connect with the main characters. Also it was very easy to get lost with the changing storyline.

 This book is action packed, with crazy twist near the end of the book. I really enjoyed this book. Even though I didn't connect with the characters as much as I would've liked. This perfect book for fantasy lovers, so check it out when it releases next week. 

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