PINNACLE (The Core Series Book #1)
by Lynn Veevers
Pub. Date: February 6, 2018
Publisher: Clean Reads
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Identifying her parents was the hardest thing ever, until Kaya learned she was the killer’s next target. Moving had thrown the ancient predator off her trail temporarily but with magical abilities manifesting, Kaya’s scent grows stronger and the attempts on her life become constant. Narrowly surviving each encounter, Kaya is desperate to stop her potential assassin, but it’s hard to kill a creature that changes its appearance and disappears without a trace. Kaya finds the support she needs to succeed in her small group of friends and her boyfriend Kenneth. Like so many things, they’re more than what they seem and with the killer having unsettling similarities to Kenneth and his family…Kaya can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection.
Well it seems that for the past few weeks, I have been reading pretty much tons of books centered around magic. That for me is a big change, because though I am an equal opportunity book devourer, magic was never much on my priority list.
I can tell you straight up that I was really very pleasantly surprised by Pinnacle, now when I say that it does not mean that I was expecting it to be bad. Honestly, I try 98% of the time to go in without an preconceived notions unless it is an author that I know really well or a series I have been following for a while. Pinnacle is the first book I have read from Lynn, as such I went in with an open mind and tell you what after a few pages I was hooked!
I felt like I really connected to Kaya the main character with the events and changes that are taking place in her life. I found that Lynn really built a strong universe and close family unit around Kaya and when I say family I mean her aunt as well as the one she joins later on in the book.
Other than Kaya we have a number of characters surrounding her and I loved all of them! We have some twists and surprises here and there enough not to make the story too predictable and really I could not put it down!
I mentioned her aunt before and I really loved her very much, and I have it to give a big shoutout to my girl Samantha who is totally my kind of character! Now, you are wondering why I am not going gaga over Kenneth as I usually do, well I don’t know. There is nothing wrong with him, I liked him well enough but I think he did not stand out to me like others in the book.
This is book 1 and I don’t know how many other books are coming, and I can tell you right now that I am waiting quite impatiently (hint hint!!!!) but I am expecting him to grow and get into his own. Kaya and Kenneth are 17/18 so there is a lot of room to grow and evolve in the life of the series.
Lynn did an amazing job and you already know that I am in dire need of book 2! Did you notice the cover? it is pretty badass! Makes me miss my hard copies of books, on your kindle or iPad I never really feel the same because amazing cover I find get lost in my black and white kindle (I need a color kindle for the yummy book covers)
There you have it troops, I predict a great one here and you know I am going to very highly recommend it to you all!
Hello from Oklahoma, but I am originally from the Great Northwest, Washington State. I have been writing since I was in late elementary, early middle school. I have always had a passion for the fantasy genre and as a result I most certainly do write what I like to read. I am a traditionally published YA Author with Clean Reads. My first book Pinnacle is coming out February 6th 2018 and it’s sequel Eximius will be out next summer. I also have various other novels and series in construction or being looked at by agents. My hope for this blog is to help other Authors who are aspiring to be published with advise and knowledge about the industry as well as to supply my readers with exclusive pre- published excerpts you will only find here!
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Don’t just read, insert yourself into the story and experience the journey as if you were written into it!
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