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Monday, July 9, 2012

{Review} CRUX by Julie Reece


CRUX

by Julie Reece
Publication Date: July 9, 2012
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
Pages/Format: 285; Paperback & e-book
Source: Won from Publisher

She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight.

Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host, and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night.

In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich, and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her.

Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them, until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together.

Her heritage did.

Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.
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Review

Julie Reece's fantastic debut novel, Crux, is action-packed and has the sweetest romance I've read so far this summer! Birdie's anything but a meek girl ready to back down when faced with a challenge. No, she's the strong heroine readers dream of and she's ready and willing to take on an impossible task.

Birdie's story is one of a kind. It only takes one moment for her life to change, for the better and the worse. She goes from homeless to college enrollment, and from alone to being surrounded by protective Grey Matthews and a new set of friends. For someone who doesn't have much faith in herself, Birdie learns to trust others and let them into her life. At first I thought Grey was going to be cold and dismissive, but he proved himself to be dependable and one of my favorite characters next to Birdie. With all her good fortune comes a role in history Birdie could have never imagined she'd partake. Inheriting a peculiar, powerful amulet makes Birdie a potential Wielder. The wielder of the amulet has a destiny intertwined with a historical battle between Viking King Thorolf and his son Haddr, who fights for the English.

Crux is completely original and addictive. Birdie's voice is young and cool giving Crux a fresh tone that will appeal to all ages. A fun romance and adventurous read, Crux will stay with readers long after the last page is read!

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