"Our fires burn brightly for our readers and as a way to say thanks to our readers we've launched our latest division of Entangled Teen and it's name is Ember. We have two exciting launch titles: Darker Days by Jus Accardo and Chaos by Christine O'Neil. Read away!" Entangled Teen Ember is a division of Entangled Teen that specializes in digital-first YAs.
Title/Series: Chaos | Kardia Chronicles #1
Author: Christine O'Neil
Publisher: Entangled Teen Ember
Published: August 19th 2013
Format: eBook | Pages: 286
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology
Source: ARC provided for blog tour
★★★★ (4/5) Stars!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was really excited to be reading and reviewing Chaos for the Ember Blog Tour to kick off Entangled's newest branch to their teen line. I am always fascinated by mythology and reading the different ways it's woven into stories. Chaos was quite different from the things I've read in the past.
At first I was finding difficulty in liking the two main characters Maggie and Mac. Maggie was for the most part, you're average teenage girl. She had her own set of faults. Such as the fact that she was very selfish and she lashed out easily and often. and I felt like the way she treated her mom just didn't feel deserved. Sure here were things to be upset and a bit angry with, that much I did understand, but it just sort of felt like too much. Though the more that I got to know Maggie and what was going on or had gone on in her life up to the point that we meet her, the more I understood and was able to look past her temper and such and eventually came to like her quite a bit.
Mac was such a jerk. He antagonized and pushed Maggie and he really seemed to enjoy getting her angry. He was also very cocky and sure of himself. Just not really a good guy, in the beginning. Then as it was with Maggie, the story progressed, I got to know more about him, learned his secret and after that things just started to click. It still wasn't cool how he acted towards her in the beginning, but, it was easier to see where he was coming from and understand his reasons and by the end of the book he'd won me over completely.
At this point, being the first book in the series, we've just barely scratched the surface of the mythology of this world and how the magic works and so on, It was very interesting and unique and I hope and am looking forward to learning more about the other types of semi gods and how they work. Also hopefully Maggie can learn more about herself and her powers.
This book was such a fun read. There was danger and intensity. Quite a few laugh out loud moments. There was also a bit of romance as well, the sexual tension was pretty crazy and it really added something interesting to an already good book without overpowering it and taking away from the main focus of the book, Maggie and her struggles in dealing with her dangerous new powers and how to get herself in control before the council takes matters into their own hands, her sense of self and finding out who she is now that she's not an average girl and also the struggles she's going through with her family.
Overall I enjoyed this book a lot. I found it unique and engaging and the perfect start to what seems like will be a favorite new series. I'm already hooked and looking forward to the next one. If you're a fan of mythology then you should really give it a try!
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