Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Book Review: The Truth Spell (Werewolf High #1) by Anita Oh

The Truth Spell (Werewolf High Book #1) by Anita Oh
Publication Date: November 21st, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Pages: 128
Format: ebook
Source: Author
Read: December 15th to 17th, 2015


As soon as I stepped onto the grounds of Amaris High, I knew I'd made a big mistake. I could never fit in at such a snobbish school – I was more IT girl than "it girl". But then I saw him. 

Sam Spencer. My childhood best friend. But it couldn't be. Sam Spencer had died three years ago, on the night that changed everything. I need to know what happened, why he's suddenly not dead and is hanging out with a bunch of rich kids. 

When the school is hit by a truth spell, it seems like the perfect chance to find out what Sam and his creepy new friends are hiding, but the weirder things get, the less I'm sure I want to know. Even for Sam, even for the free food, Amaris High might be more trouble than it's worth.

~My Thoughts~

That was awesome! Honestly, I thought this might be a little cliche (and I'm sure there are small subtle ones) but I was still sucked in by the uniqueness in the blurb so I just had to read it. I'm so glad I picked this book up! The moment I received it in my email, I couldn't stop thinking about it and I had to pick it up! Thank you YA Bound Book Tours for sending me a copy!

I was hooked from the very beginning! I was dying to know the secret behind Lucy's "supposedly" dead best friend and how he's alive all of a sudden. I was dying to also know what happened that night he died and ohmigosh, what a gruesome scene Lucy had to watch that night. I felt so bad while she watched it all go down, the feels!

"You're always complaining that your butt looks big, but I don’t see you swapping out those Doritos for a salad,” I heard a girl say as I passed the door to the house kitchen.

“Didn’t hear your boyfriend complaining when he was grabbing it in the common room last night,” said the other girl.

Oh my, when the truth spell hit this became even more funnier and I didn't even think that was possible! I loved when it hit, things changed drastically and I didn't expect it going as far as the students getting sick because they're holding their tongues- loved this element! And Lucy, I loved how she sent in food, water, and even blood samples in to get tested because she couldn't believe that it might be magic. I loved how logically she was because that's how I would react and how most people would react. Her actions felt so real that this story was absolutely refreshing!

I loved (can't help but say this word because it's true) Lucy's character! It was easy to connect to her and it's awesome she's this tech geek but still knows how to STAND UP for herself!! Loved, loved, loved!! Throw shade at her all you want Golden students but don't expect her to cry because she isn't going to let a bunch of punks like you stop her from getting a better education.

Overall, though I wished we knew who the culprit was, I loved all the twist and turns! I'm so excited for the next book and so happy I only have to wait a couple of months as it's coming out in February! Also, there's so much unexpectedness that goes on in this book that my jaw dropped a couple of times and this book had me sitting on the edge of my seat! Though this is a novella the story line didn't feel rushed and it felt like a whole novel, loved it!

*Was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

Here's a few quotes I loved-

"He is like, if Hitler had a baby with Voldemort, that baby would be like, ‘Hold up there, buddy, keep me away from this guy. He is too evil for me."

"He’s basically Professor Snape,” said Hannah, later on when we were gathered in the common room. “Without the sex appeal."

He shrugged and started walking toward the forest. “Even if you made it back to your commoner town, you’d die of boredom once you got there. Every night you’d cry into your pillow, ‘woe for a life without Nikolai,’ until you perished of a broken heart.”

Sweet Readings Everybody!

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