Series: Swift #1
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publisher: Heather London
Hit the shelves on: August 29, 2012
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BN ID: 2940015130201
Summary (from Goodreads)
A girl totally unaware of her destiny.
Two men who will stop at nothing to take her power.
One family who will do whatever it takes to protect her.
After graduating from high school, Meredith is ready to leave the place that has been a constant reminder of what happened to her as a child. She was just eight years old when her family died in a mysterious car accident, taking the secret of her destiny with them. It’s not until a new family moves to town that she realizes leaving may not be as easy as she once thought.
Meredith feels an instant connection towards the Harpers, especially the good-looking, mysterious Blake and his overly friendly sister, Abby. After a series of bizarre events that happen too often to be coincidence, Meredith begins to realize that she is at the center of something larger than herself—possibly the same thing that killed her parents and twin sister many years ago. Nightmarish visions and resurfacing memories push Meredith closer to Blake, leading her to discover her destiny and other buried secrets.
As Meredith tries to understand her new world, she will be put to the ultimate test, and her strength and courage will be challenged more than she ever imagined.
My Rating: (3.5)
How’d it get on my shelf?
I would like to thank the author, Heather London, for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
This book is also part of my list for the 2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge.
I really enjoyed reading Swift. Meredith is a small town girl who’s just itching to get away from Olymipa and experience something different from the tiny town she grew up in. Especially since it’s the same place that she gets to be constantly reminded of losing her family in a car accident. Things start to change pretty quickly for Meredith when she runs into some new people (which is incredibly strange in such a small town). All of a sudden Meredith notices weird things happening to her, and strange things about the new family the Harpers (especially the two teens Abby and Blake). She can’t really explain it to herself but she just feels drawn to Abby and Blake and ends up spending a lot of time with them, and finding out that they know much more about her and her family than she originally thought!
I really like the characters in Swift. Although I was back and forth on Meredith at times. (She got a little too mopey about stuff and even when she didn’t really do anything wrong she beat herself up about it). I did love that she took charge of what she wanted to know and didn’t let Blake get away with being overprotective all the time. I loved A by and Roger and definitely hope to see more of them in book 2 (especially Roger… I feel like he disappeared for a while in Swift). Aunt Rose was another character I liked…. she just seemed like the type of person you can see yourself getting along with. As for Blake, he was really cute and I like him but am not really head -over-heels … I think it just felt a little too insta-love for me (I’ll wait to see if book 2 changes my mind).
I felt like the pace was a little slow in the beginning , but it did pick up in the middle. I would have liked a bit more information about the witchy stuff going on (like the spells and the way magic works for them) but the plot still kept me interested without it .
I’m excited to read the next book, Crest, to see what ends up happening with Meredith and her new friends (and her old friends too!) I would recommend this book to someone looking for quick read with some magic and a cute clean romance.