Review ~ They who from the heavens came by Vrinda Pendred.

I received this novel in exchange for my honest review.

They who from the heavens came (The Wisdom 1)

Book blurb

vrinda Pendred they who from the heavens cameSome say the Wisdom is knowledge of the Creator. Others claim it’s a myth. All anyone really knows is it was lost long ago – and now the Sirians have returned to Earth to retrieve it.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Itzel Loveguard has written another story – and this time, it may have killed her father. Now, she finds herself entangled with an unexpected cast of characters – her estranged half-brother Oz; his unfailingly charming friend Seth, who can draw things into existence; and the handsome grey-eyed Aidan, who seems to have stepped right out of Itzy’s dreams in pursuit of a mysterious black pulse that speaks to him in the night.

With these new friends, Itzy is flung on an emotional journey, as they unravel the mystery of why her father took his life. But what will they do when they learn the explosive truth of who Itzy really is?

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I award The Seekers 4 stars

My review:

What I loved: Itzy is a lonely, traumatized teenage using her gift of writing to make sense of the world around her. Her character is fantastic, she’s introverted and caring and i identified with her on many levels.

Even though the book is part urban fantasy it also crosses into the Sci-Fi genre using mythology to questions their existence. It’s a unique way of world building. Itzy discovers her powers and learns to harness them.

I’m a huge fan of romance and the love triangle did not disappoint, even though I know its a tedious troupe to some, I loved it. Itzy forms fast bonds with her brother, his friend Seth and Aiden.

What I disliked: The ending! The twist was well written and foreshadowed. All subplots were tied up, all my answers were explained. Its simply not the ending I anticipated or hoped for. It’s a novel that leads into the follow on series with a great hook.

I also questioned the speed an intensity of Itzys and Aidens love. This was explained in the twist, reminding me why I hated the ending.

I recommend this book to lovers of fantasy, romance and low Sci-fi with an integrated use of mythology. Vrinda Pendred is a talented writer, keeping me locked into the story from beginning to end.

Vrinda Pendred

Thank you for reading my review, have you read this novel or perhaps a similar one? Let me know, I love reading your comments and discovering new novels in the YA fantasy romance genre. Why not recommend me one for me to read and review.

© Author Lorraine Ambers and http://www.lorraineambers.com, 2016.

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