Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: Crux by Julie Reece

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Release Date: July 9, 2012

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.

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/PNR with Historical Elements 
Publisher Type:  Indie
My Rating:  *  *  *  *

My Review:
Wow, holy cow is this a great read! It has such a creative and unusual premise and I enjoyed the many twists and turns of the fast-paced plot. The plot does get a bit slow mid-book, but that's hardly an issue because the writing is sooo good.  Julie Reece has a gift for conveying deep emotions with her writing (see my fav quote below).  I felt Birdie's regret, distrust, apprehension, excitement and joy.  And I love the characters - small and large!!!  Birdie is amazing (and has such a well-devised back story); I really cared what happened to all the characters and hated to say goodbye at the end of the book.  I'm really hoping that there's another Crux book coming. (Fenris, fenris, fenris ... hmmm, more of you in book 2?pleeeeaaaasssseee .... I'm hoping!!!!).

Cover Art:
I've got to say how much I love this cover!  I love the hints of the story from it.  Mysterious enough that I'd have to pick it up to find out what this book is all about!!!

A Fav Quote:
"A piece of us is gone and won't come back."  His eyes are glassy.  I've learned to recognize pain, and Grey's expression crucifies me with him.


  1. Hey Danielle,

    Thanks so much for the awesome review. Today is Crux's big release day ... whaa-hoo! I'm grateful for your kind words and support :) You rock!

    1. Awww.. thanks! You rock more ... look at you, published author! I'm so excited for you!!! I'm looking forward to your blog tour stop here tomorrow!