The Sanctum, an all-powerful governing body founded by ten families, entrusted to maintain the peace amongst Magicals and ensure the ignorance of humans, has been corrupted by greed and savagery for generations, but is all Wyatt Clayworth has ever known.
A descendant of one of the Founding Families and Class A Warrior, Wyatt has always believed in the ways of The Sanctum, having grown up in the system and thrived under their leadership. A golden boy, renowned for his prowess and skill in battle, Wyatt has never questioned a mission or kill order until the night he crosses paths with a brutally injured and mysterious girl.
Scouring Central Park with his best friend and fellow Class A Warrior, Ryker Morrison, for the hybrid demon prophesied to bring an end to The Sanctum and destroy the world for Magicals and humans alike, Wyatt instead finds Dev and his whole life turns upside down. Told he was hunting a killing machine, hellbent on wreaking havoc and destruction upon all it encounters, Wyatt instead sees nothing more than a broken girl with haunted eyes and a bit of a death wish.
All Dev wants is for Wyatt to either kill her or leave her alone. When he refuses to do either, she finds herself being pulled into his life while being hunted by warriors everywhere she turns. Drawn to one another for reasons they cannot begin to explain to themselves, much less anyone else, Wyatt is determined to protect Dev and help her realize her mission to avenge the deaths of her family at the hands of The Sanctum. His abdication of his duties and his outright rejection of his responsibilities to The Sanctum create a maelstrom of events beyond anyone’s imagination.
This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for my honest review. Shoutout to Madhuri Blaylock! Thanks!
I had a great time with THE GIRL. It was fun, unique and I loved the characters. They were great. I especially liked Ryker, Jools and Darby. At first, I thought that I wouldn’t like any of them. They all seemed to be arrogant and uncaring. They aren’t like that though. I could really sympathize with Darby and I grew to love Jools and Ryker. I thought that through them, Wyatt had a great support network and group of friends. I especially loved the relationship between Ryker and Wyatt. I did disappointed that Ryker and Wyatt’s relationship was threatened for a while by the appearance of Dev, but that was fixed later on.
There were a few nitpicky issues that I had with this book. I thought that everyone was a little too pretty, and even though the relationships were talked through–it didn’t feel like that because of how things went by so fast and how things went. The pace was smoothed down shorter after, however, so that was fine by me. I also enjoyed the fight scenes to this book and how Dev and Wyatt’s relationship grew.
However, there was a lot that I did like about this book. I loved Dev’s character and the way that both she and Wyatt grew throughout the course of the book. I felt like the end of the book was much stronger than the beginning, and things got progressively stronger as time went on. If possible, I actually think that was better for this story. I grew to like it more and more as I read on and I feel like the plot of the story made this story stronger.
As for the fantasy elements in this, I liked the magic to this world. I felt that the world-building was fairly strong and, like the plot, only got more exciting. All in all, I really liked this book and highly recommend it for all those of you interested! It’s fun, fresh and has a unique tone to the voice of the story. I loved reading this book and I’m pumped up to get to the rest of the series! 4 stars.
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pg count for the ebook: 306
Series: The Girl
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