Sunday, September 29, 2013

Knockout Challenge Review: You Are Mine (Mine #1) by Janeal Falor

You Are Mine (Mine, #1)
 
You Are Mine (Mine #1) by Janeal Falor
Publication Date: May 6th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: Kindle
Source: Author/Netgalley
 
 
~Summary~
 
Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.

Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.
 
 
~My Thoughts~

*was provided to me by the author for my honest opinion*

I've been excited about this book ever since I revealed the cover and when I saw that Mrs. Falor placed it on Netgalley, I just had to have it! Once I got it, it didn't take me long for me to dive right in. Even with the forewarning of it being a slow paced read.
So, if you want an action packed fast read then this isn't your book. However if you want an amazing world building read, then this book is for you. Though, yes as the story goes farther and farther in you'll eventually want some action but I promise you'll get a boat load of it in the end ;).
I absolutely love this world and how it progressed. This world is utterly disgusting, yet so intriguing. Plus seeing how amazing Serena grows within the pages, it's so captivating. I can't wait for the sequel! The only thing I think I have a problem with is that we don't really know if this is in the future with a past theme or if this is a different universe from ours. Other than that, I quite enjoyed this book.
In this world, guys are in charge and the women are just there to obey their every demand, it's like the Victorian age but a bit more violent as the men in this world are warlocks. The women carry the magic in their blood but only men can us the magic, so in Serena's world having a boy means a better life. But throughout the book Serena learns that other places aren't as harsh as her world is. Like the ones that are supposedly savages, they're actually the good guys. A little clich√© there but it’s what this world calls for.
I absolutely love Zane and I wished Serena would have seen him as good guy a lot sooner haha. But of course I understand why it took her forever, and I mean forever. It’s because of the way she was raised. In her world men are never gentle to their women which is why I'm so happy that Zane came into Serena's life.
Overall this is a roller coaster ride and one I can't wait to go on again. The premise will pull you in and the author's storytelling will keep you hooked. The unfolding of everyone’s story within will suck you in, you'll be turning page after page. You might even lose track of time, it's that amazing!
P.S the other problem was that sometimes I got lost on who was talking but again, not many problems for me.
 
Will disturb your being
 
 
 
~About The Author~


Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.

 
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Sweet Readings Everybody!
 


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