Title: Uniquely Unwelcome (The Shadow World #1)
Author: Brandy Nacole
Release Date: September 20th, 2012
Being unique isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
After searching all over the world for someone as unique as she is, Racquelfinds herself back in her home town where she’s treated like a monster ready to kill. Racquel is one of the most unique beings ever created. Four of the most powerful beings in the Shadow World are intertwined within her, making up her unique DNA. But no matter how unique her bloodline is, she’s considered an outcast by the entire Shadow World.
Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that the person she cares for most in this world, her half-sister Addie, has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings. Racquel finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see her dead than alive.
As her journey continues, Racquel learns more about herself, what she is capable of, and that not every being looks at her as an abomination. Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves from the Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her. Racquel tries putting distance between her and the human boy but as they spend more time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to fight the affection she wants and needs.
But will Coy’s friendship and her new found discoveries be enough to helpRacquel unravel the strangest mystery that has ever plagued the Shadow World?
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Review: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
First off, I just want to say how freaking amazing I think this cover is! It is both beautiful and powerful and makes me want to dive right in to the book. Uniquely Unwelcome is one of those paranormal books where you don't just get one type of creature, you get all types. But this book has something extra that makes it special, it also has hybrids. There is also a very creative backstory to how they hybrids came to be. But in saying that there were also times where what Brandy Nacole was saying about them was contradictory to other aspects of the story. Also there were a few errors that sometimes made it difficult to navigate through this novel. But it was a good read and I will be picking up book two for sure.
Raquel was a very interesting character because or her intriguing heritage. I really want to learn more about her early life and the kinds of hardships that she had to go through because of what she is. I would have liked to accompany her on her journey to find others like her self. I also enjoyed watching her come into her own. I feel like she grew up even more over the course of the bookend was finally staring to be confident in herself. But she did disappoint me because she hadn't really cared to learn anything about any of the bloodlines that made hers up. If I was her I would have looked up everything and anything on those species just so I would know what I could be dealing with. I can't wait to learn more about Raquel and her unique powers.
I will absolutely carry on with this series. I did really like this book and I want to find out what will happens with our heroine and how she will cope with herself once she finds out more. I would recommend this series to paranormal lovers.
About The Author
Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree in psychology, but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back burner.
Whenever she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, teaching , and singing like a rock star at a concert for no one else but herself. She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything that requires water but can’t voice (scream) their needs.
She is the author of The Shadow World Series and The Spiritual Discord Series
Brandy Nacole’s blog: http://brandynacole.blogspot.com.es
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15722212-uniquely-unwelcome
BOOKDEPOSITORY LINK: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Uniquely-Unwelcome-Brandy-Nacole/9781480257771
Details: (1) signed paperback of Uniquely Unwelcome, (2) ebooks of Uniquely Unwelcome and the sequel Blood Burdens (2) ebooks of Broken Faith.
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QUESTION OF THE DAY
Based just on the cover, would you pick this book up to read? Why or why not?