**Review From Laura From The Nerd Girl Page ***
*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*
Alexandria Grace Groaban learnt early on as a child that she was different. She could hear and see events and people from the past, and no matter the language she could understand and repeat every word. After a visit from who she assumed to be her guardian angel she is given a choice, she can choose to have a break from the visions and have a normal life, the only catch being that one day when she is ready the gifts she possesses will come back. Years after making her to have what normalcy she could for however long she could Alexandria returns home to her family in England where a chain of events lead Alexandria onto a path of self-discovery that requires to her to get ready for a battle she could never have imagined.
I liked the concept of this book, the story and the mythology are really interesting, but I struggled with the characters initially. I felt like the author had decided to write a book set in the nineteenth century, but changed her mind and changed the setting but not the characters too much. I only felt this with Alexandria and her family they were way too formal and stiff, which made the closeness between them feel a little false for me at first. This made it really hard for me to get into the book, I had to persevere through this first section and I’m glad I did. The story is beautifully written and the author really captures your imagination with just enough detail but she doesn’t spoon feed it to you and she doesn’t over describe.
I didn’t love this book because I felt like I had to pull myself through it too much during the first part, but it definitely improves as the story develops.
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