Thursday, June 12, 2014

Review: Cupsian (Cuspian Saga Book One) by DC Hall

5 Stars

Twins, Kendal and Kennedi Myles are the envy of their peers with: a second string spot on the varsity football team, smartass but loyal teammates, miniature pores, and a killer spray tan. They had big plans for sophomore year, until their mother is slaughtered during a botched robbery.

Forced to move with their estranged father, Kendal becomes fixated with finding their mother’s killer, while Kennedi tries to settle into life with their dad. After discovering a trail of unsettling clues, the pair begin to believe their mother’s death was part of a conspiracy. As the teens’ investigation digs deeper into their mom’s enigmatic past, a mysterious agency stumbles upon them, and the twosome learns they are Cuspians—individuals gifted with supernatural abilities. Kendal and Kennedi are soon faced with the challenge of staying concealed from the shadowy organization hell-bent on enslaving powerful Cuspians, while trying to solve a murder.

Family secrets, bloody breadcrumbs, and deadly obsessions guide the twins through tough decisions and awful mistakes. Desperate for their lives to return to normal, the pair found normal is not written in the stars for either one of them.

 Buy now on Amazon - Cuspian (Cuspian Series)

   My Thoughts: OK guys, you all know how much I LOVE paranormal YA. It is my first love when it comes to reading and I will always, always return to it over and over again. When I heard my friend and possible book twin was writing just that, I got super excited!! DC was extremely hush, hush while writing. Almost zero teasers or hints as to what we were in store for, so that had me even more anxious to read.

   I started this book the minute I got it and I did not put it down except for the times when RL (grrr) made me do so. I was completely engrossed in every single detail, and when I say every detail, I mean - pay attention kids because you will not want to miss anything. This book is written from a dual POV and it is done superbly. I absolutely love having both sides of this story unfolding right alongside each other. Kendal and Kennedi are tied together, not only by being twins, but also in the "other". They are both dealing with the death of their mother but they are coping in completely different ways, while simultaneously learning things about themselves that they never knew or could even imagined.

 If I were to summarize my feelings it would go like this;

   This book is paranormal so -WINNER. The dual POV- AWESOME. The murder mystery aspect will have you doubting EVERYONE, even those you pray are sincere. You get the teenage crushy stuff (Kennedi's POV) that YA rules at. A little bad guy hotness *GULP*. And best of all, a completely original idea. I have never read, nor heard of, another book about this 'type' of character. The author did an excellent job of creating something new that is meant for younger audiences but can definitely be enjoyed by more mature readers as well. I cried, I laughed, I spewed Diet Mt Dew onto my iPad, I gasped, I cried again and then when it was all over I waited patiently  (yeah right) for the next person to finish so we could theorize through PM. 

   I look forward to reading more in the future and can not wait to see what happens next. I do, however, vow to NOT drive the author crazy with my obsessive questions. But, ya know, if I just happen to accidentally on purpose send multiple PMs asking for the next book, I will chock it up to friendly encouragement ;)

 Oh yeah.... watch your step at the end guys..... there is a little bit of a cliff there!!!!! 

Here is a little bit of that teenage crushiness for ya....

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*NOTE - This review was originally posted at my former blog*

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