Review: Vala: Agendas by J.F. Jenkins

Vala: Agendas

Title: Vala: Agendas
Author: J.F. Jenkins
Publisher: Astraea Press
Genre(s): contemporary romance; young-adult; fantasy, paranormal
Source: e-book – provided by author for honest review

My Rating: **** – 4 Stars

Synopsis (goodreads):

Cheyenne Loveless was just a boring sixteen-year-old girl. Then Denver Collins bit her and everything changed. Her plants start talking to her, she finds out she’s a Nymph, and a witch and the angel of death show up at her doorstep to take her away to the prestigious Vala School and Seminary. Oh, and she has no choice in the matter.

All she wants to do is blend in and return to being invisible, but the more time that passes, the harder that becomes. Plus she’s a daughter of the Divine, an exclusive secret society which rules the world of myth, and discovers she is a key ingredient to an ancient covenant created before she was born. A covenant that will reshape the order of the world.

Adjusting to a new school is difficult enough, but adding on everyone else’s hidden agendas is the icing on the cake. Cheyenne must learn to see through the lies in order to find her place — and possibly even love — in this new world.

My Review:

Once again really good novel! The thing i like about the author is that she is willing to venture out of the comfort zone of the readers. I mean she doesn’t know if her book will sell or if readers will enjoy it, but she is ready to take that risk.

We, as readers, are so accustomed with vampires, werewolves, fallen angels etc  that when i came across this book it sounded different , yet i was apprehensive. I still gave it a shot and i was pleased. It really is a good book.

The characters are really real, apart from the supernatural element that they all possess, their attitudes and their behaviours, emotions everything is something that i could relate to.

I don’t want to reveal anything but the one thing that made me upset about the main character was that she was quick to hate her foster mother and quick to love the parents who had left her. She played the role of the victim in this sense but i really wanted to slap her at that point.


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