Book Review: Exile: The Prequel by Jodie B. Cooper

ExileExile is a YA paranormal romance novella. It’s a prequel to her Sidhi Summer Camp series. It deals with Sarah Trellick, a teen girl who is the true elf monarch, a secret she must hide from everyone, even her LifeMate Nick, a vampire who hates her. Or at least, she thinks he does.

This was a very good book. In about 100 pages Cooper has set up a great world without going into boring world building monologues. Some elements are thrown into the story with no explanation, but a helpful glossary at the end of the book helps. It is an interesting world that I liked visiting.

Sarah is a great character. She is a kick-butt heroine with an icy demeanor. But you learn her ruthless reputation, her ice-cold heart, is a facade she has had to maintain. It’s a nice blending of having a character with attitude but still being likable. Her relationship with Nick is well-written and interesting. I liked the chemistry (or lack of) between them. Each has secrets of their own, an even in such a short time I wanted to yell out “Just tell each other and get it over with!”

I haven’t read the other books in the series, but the premise is interesting and writing solid, with great world building. Exile: The Prequel is a great fast read that leaves me wanting more, like a good novella should.

RATING

4 Flowers

4 Flowers

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About Elizabeth Delana Rosa

Elizabeth Delana Rosa has always been a writer and reader. When she first learned letter and words in Kindergarten, she wrote about pigs who “groo” wings and became “butterfys.” Elizabeth knew way back then that she would have a love affair with books. They have overtaken her life and have been a constant companions. Now over 20 years later, that love flows over into writing blogs, reviews, poetry and fantasy novels. Her blog recently broke the 3000 followers mark.

Posted on May 1, 2013, in Book Promotion. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Awesome Blog mí amor, sonrisa…. 🙂

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