I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.You Are Mine by Janeal Falor
Published by Chardonian Press on 2013-05-06
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, YA
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Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.
Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.
I was so excited when Janeal asked me to read this book. I have been eyeing it for quite sometime and almost fell out of my chair when I got her email Me, ME, she wanted me to read it. I loved the synopsis and when I started I didn’t stop until it was done. This is such a great read, unique and draws out so much emotion that you are so frustrated but in a really good way. Books that can make you angry and worried about the main character is a great read.
The characters are fantastic. Serena and Zade are strong characters and give this story so much life. I loved the chemistry they had and I loved that the story didn’t have a huge love story the story really revolves around Serena and how she is trying to make a difference in a world that looks down on woman and only men can succeed. Katherine was also a wonderful character seeing her life as a tarnished person and learning a bit about her added so much to the story. She is such a great friend to Serena and I loved the interaction between them both. Serena’s sister Cynthia is also a great character someone to remind Serena of her place but also a great support. The only problem I had with the characters was the description of what they looked liked it really doesn’t take anything away from the story it’s just a personal preference of mine to have a character description.
The world that Janeal build is wonderful and scary and I thank goodness that we don’t live in it. With my personality and sense of independence I would have totally be tarnished right from the start 🙂 The story was so interesting and creative and I loved how the aspect of love was there but not front and center you got so much more of the story. The pure emotion and understanding of each character.
I gave You are Mine by Janeal Falor 4/5 stars. This is a really unique book with very strong characters and one I could not put down. I look forward to reading the next in the series and see what life is like for Cynthia after what happened to her sister in this book.
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