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Monday, March 17, 2014

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
"Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined."- summary from Amazon

It's been a long time since I've read a Durst book, though I've really enjoyed her stories, so I was excited to be able to fit this one into my reading schedule. It's a really interesting, original tale that keeps the pages turning at a fast pace to see exactly what's going on. It's very creepy too, especially some of the passages that involve Eve's visions.

There's a really cute romance throughout the book that I really liked and it was just written so well. I loved reading scenes between Eve and Zach and the ending is very sweet. It's an interesting book to read because chunks of Eve's life are gone and it's very stop-and-go, so it can be a bit weird reading it, but I think it just adds to the suspense of it all.

Overall, another great book from Durst and now I need to go back and catch up on the books of hers I've missed in the meantime!

FTC: Borrowed hardcover from library. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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