Review: Mine to Spell by Janeal Falor

June 22, 2014     Danielle Romero     3.5Stars, reviews

Title: Mine to Spell (Mine #2)
Author: Janeal Falor
Publish Date: May 5, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy

Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations.
For once, Cynthia isn’t going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She’s going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn’t a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough.
“Wow,” I say.
His smile comes soft but intense. He opens his mouth, but before he can speak, Zade, with a sharp edge to his voice, interrupts. “Yeah. Wow.”
The mocking words make me take a step away from Lukas, but he takes a hold of my hand, and pulls me back as Zade storms in the room.
“So this is what you two have been doing. I thought you were working, but instead you’re standing around smacking lips together like a couple of guppy youth.”

Having read You Are Mine by Janeal Falor, I was eager to see what Cynthia’s story had in store! It was great to read about Cynthia and have such a strong female lead character who in no way was any sort of damsel in distress. She is tough and stubborn and willing to put herself at risk to help all of the woman of her country. She is character you can admire and I loved that about her. I also totally fell for her love interest. Lukas is definitely a keeper and totally swoon-worthy. There were a few hiccups in the book where I felt the pacing fell a little off track and I found myself skimming to get to ‘the good part’ but all in all the story was well developed and the characters were unique and interesting. I’m still in love with the series as a whole and am still eager to see what is next in store for the girls, in particular Bethany so we’ll see what Janeal comes up with next.

Amazon best-selling author Janeal Falor lives in Utah with her husband and three children. In her non-writing time she teaches her kids to make silly faces, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and attempts to cultivate a garden even when half the things she plants die. When it’s time for a break she can be found taking a scenic drive with her family, fencing, or drinking hot chocolate.

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