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Jess Watkins is currently in her final year of university studying a Masters in Chemistry. She has lived in three different countries and owns an unreasonable number of T-shirts. A Whovian, Browncoat and Sherlockian, Jess loves fantasy and sci-fi as well as animals, reading, skiing, and of course, writing.
on Feb. 12, 2013 :
In the city of King's Port, Stella Lockhart is on the roof of her building about to jump to her death. She wants the pain to disappear, she wants to make it better, she wants to reunite with her mother and brother again. But a strange man sitting on the same ledge stops her by jumping off first, changing her entire world and everything she thought she knew, forever.
Girl Meets Underworld has all the fun stuff I like in my paranormal reads. Vampires, Werewolves and the human girl stuck in the middle of an age-old grudge.
To be perfectly honest, if your looking for something different in this genre, then you may be disappointed since this isn't anything I haven't read before in other books. But if your anything like me who just simply likes reading another take on this lore, then you should find this escape quite entertaining.
Jess Watkins writes a ruthless and almost unforgiving story about a girl who never knew that Vampires and Werewolves even existed, but gets thrown into both their dangerous worlds and ends up caring greatly for both.
I really enjoyed these characters. They're well developed and don't ever do what I expected.
Stella is the kind of protag that is very strong minded. I love the way she reacts. She knows that Vampires and Werewolves aren't suppose to be real, but yet here they are, taking over her entire world. I love that she's curious but cautious. I also love that it's not insta-love and she doesn't automatically fall to their feet. Friendships are established first which was nicely refreshing.
The second we meet Conner we can feel that calculating but smooth tone that breaths mysterious, alluring and dangerous. Conner is the type of guy that you can't help but like instantly. He's charming, kind, protective and has a fun playful side that makes me smile.
Will is a little harder to understand. He's more of a puzzle. Has a cruel brother, seems to get pushed around a lot but you can tell he cares for Stella. Both guys are great, but I already have my favorite.
The only character that I didn't care for was Stella's long lost father. He was controlling and bad tempered in the beginning of the story, but he seemed genuinely glad to have his daughter back in his life. But as the story moves on, his true nature is revealed making him down right awful and even terrifying. I was a little upset with this character-change up, in fact, I had to walk away. Now this isn't a bad thing, in fact, any book that can make me feel that strongly, is always a good thing. It means it made me care.
All in all, Girl Meets Underworld is a promising beginning to a new series. I ended up enjoying what this book had to offer. The writing is well done, the storyline is intriguing, fast paced and suspenseful. I liked the very sweet charming love story and the twist in the end makes me look forward to the next installment.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)