Tuesday, 8 December 2015
The Lakewood Series #1
Title: The Concealed
Author: Sarah Kleck
Published: 1st November 2015
My Rating: 4/5
After her parents died in a car accident when she was just a child, Evelyn Lakewood was left alone in the world. Now grown up, she enrolls at Oxford University, where she begins to create a new, stable life.
But when she encounters Jared Calmburry, who she later discovers is an orphan with his own tragic history, the equilibrium she was striving for is thrown off. Instantly drawn to this mysterious stranger with the incredible blue eyes, and confounded by the unusual events that occur whenever they meet, Evelyn resolves to investigate further. What she finds will startle her beyond measure: an ancient legacy of magic, a centuries-old secret society, and a foreboding legend with her and Jared at its center. As she follows a cryptic trail, Evelyn will discover clues to her own painful past, answers she hadn’t even been looking for—and a passionate love she cannot resist despite the dangers it brings.
I received this book in an exchange for an honest review, thanks to Xpresso Book Tours
First of all, can we establish the fact this book was written in German and it is translated in to English??? :O LIKE OHMYGOSH!!! This book is soooo good, it reminds me of why I like reading mythical folklore legendy type books! What a beautiful cover, this day just keeps getting better and better! :D
I really like the way Sarah twisted this book in another direction with the British Literature and combined it with romance, drama, action, magic and hot gorgeous boy? (who doesn't love a handsome fella right? *swoons*)
Evelyn is a very strong character with a lot of tenactity, however she has cracks like there are in every mirror. She is very fragile and distraught after what happened to her sister Zara and her parents :(. I love how easygoing she is and is instantly liked by everyone (except by Karen, Madison and Aiden maybe). She is a very fierce lover and would do anything for her loved ones. I love how she starts new friendships with Ruth and Sally, both are instantly likeable. They both become close to her like family which she is constantly craving, I like the connection Evelyn forms with these two!
Felix is a bit psycho if you ask me, I don't like him very much. I don't feel sorry for him, but unsure whether he deserves the pity or not after what he does.
Cole? He is another hotser! (did you just make up a word that does not exist? *confused face*). I love how he immediately has faith in Evelyn and Jared's love and his faith never wavers even if other authority figures are not so happy! He does not blame Evelyn for what she is not at fault for and supports her everyway even though he does not know her properly. In fact, he even tries to help Evelyn and Jared with understanding one another when they are forced to be separated thanks to a certain someone *mentions no name*
Finally, Jared!!!! ohmygod!! Don't even get me started! Is it possible for someone as handsome, totally hot, charming, generous, loyal and fierce like him to even exist??? He is so amazing once we get to know his backstory and why he disappears every time he sees Evelyn and comments with very vague answers. I was totally surprised with the heritage for both Jared and Evelyn, now that was not something I was expecting!
Let's just say, these two people go back way in time, like way in time and are forced to be apart by a certain someone whoe does not want Jared to die as she thinks this is because of Evelyn. And then the cliffhanger? Like why then! Why I am tortured for another year until the second book comes out? Nevermind, I cannot wait!
Till next time! Adios!