Carnelian (Chalcedony Chronicles #1)
by B. Kristin McMichael
Release Date: 02/01/14
Summary from Goodreads:
Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t as long ago as Seth Sangre. His past is literally thousands of years ago. Seth’s life led him to the present seeking something that might help him save his country from destruction. He has been in the present for over three years now and just found exactly what he has been looking for.
Mari had dreams that college will be a fresh start, one where she would start over and not fall for the good looking player like high school. Unfortunately for her, that’s exactly what ends up falling into her lap on the first day she moves into the dorms. Now she has to hold to her promise to herself and not fall for the handsome Seth. But he doesn’t plan to make it easy for her. Seth has already marked her as his next conquest. As the semester progresses, Mari learns that Seth might just have a life of his own that’s actually from the past.
Suddenly Mari finds her future along with her past put into question. She’s connected to Seth far more than she ever wanted to be and maybe the player isn’t who she thought he was. If Mari can trust her heart enough to follow him, Seth will lead Mari on an adventure of a lifetime and reveal family secrets she never knew existed.
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About the Author:
Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time she is currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing adventure. She is a fan of all YA/NA fantasy and science fiction.
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Well I can say one think for definite. I was not expecting this book to be what it was.
The story was light and easy to read yet from the beginning I had a million and one questions. Usually when I read a book I can almost immediately map out exactly what is going to happen but this had me pondering from beginning to end.
A lot of my respect for this book was in the strength that Mari showed. She was a girl after my own heart. I have found it hard to like some female characters but Mari showed a maturity not always present in books. She used her brain a lot and I was so pleased with this, you can't even imagine.
I liked the elements of time travel without being too technical it still adhered to a lot of the rules.
I was happy with the ending so much as it didn't leave me with a ball of frustration at wanting to read the next book. (I still wanted to but just not straight away) But then I was foolish enough to read the excerpt from book two. . .needless to say I am now that ball of frustration.
I really enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone even those who only read contemporary as this book was mostly that genre with hints of historical and paranormal.
Impatiently anticipating book two,