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Young Adult Fiction 2529
Smart, Intelligent and Mindbending Debut.
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
I was fortunate enough to snag a copy of RECLAIMED at the Rooftop Party during BEA this year and I also had the pleasure of briefly meeting author Sarah Guillory at the Spencer Hill Press Booth. (She was very nice and she signed a poster for me.)

What I Liked: RECLAIMED is smart, intelligent and packs a mind-bending punch!

I majored in Psychology so my brain has been trained to look for certain clues in behavior which tends to carry over into my reading. These skills are both helpful and incredibly annoying because it means the chances of me figuring out what's going in a book (or movie) happens much earlier than intended. It's the reason why I don't read a lot of crime drama or mind-bendy books because I'll get to the third or fourth chapter, turn to my husband and "call it".

That's exactly what I thought happened with RECLAIMED. I got to a certain page, having collected my little clues and almost put the book down, almost. But I'm GLAD I KEPT READING UNTIL THE END because Sarah Guillory does something with these characters that will leave you feeling like your mind has been turned inside-out and upside-down. It's smart, intelligent and a little bit twisted.

The love story that unfolds is unique, complicated and has an ending that just makes sense.

What Left Me Wanting More: It took me a little while to get into this but once I did, I was anxious to see how it all played out.

Final Verdict: Great debut!

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July 06, 2013
I hadn't heard anything about this before reading your review, but now you have me convinced. I love mind-bendy books and this one sounds like a doozy.
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