Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Review: The Key by Felicia Rogers
A teenage girl suffering from a family tragedy, Maddie Clevenger is oblivious to the ancient mystery surrounding her. She’s young and incredibly unlucky, in life and in love. She should be enjoying her senior year of high school, but instead she is tormented by a reoccurring nightmare and a very real stalker. But all that changes when Chase Donovan, an Air Force brat with a protective streak, shows up at school. Will Chase be the key to helping her solve her stalker problem? Will he be the key to solving the mystery surrounding her family’s past?
The Key is a great Young Adult book about love and mystery. Maddie is a 17 year old high school girl who moves in with her great-grandmother after her parents are killed in a tragic fire. Her grandmother is the only person she has until Chase moves to town. They are drawn to each other, and he feels the need to protect her. Chase is the boy all teenage girls dream about.
Chase and Maddie have great chemistry together, but no romance is complete without a few challenges. Maddie is the typical damsel in distress, but I happen to like that in a book. I don't like it when a woman is so self-sufficient that she doesn't need anyone to take care of her. At first, Chase seemed a little too good to be true – but then his relationship with Maddie seemed more natural as the book progressed.
There was a lot of mystery is this book so you're always guessing what is going to happen next. There are paranormal creatures in the story, but not the typical ones you are always reading about. I don't believe I've ever read anything about these beings, so it made it really interesting. The story was very original and enjoyable. I don't feel like the book flowed very smoothly though, and I saw a lot of grammatical errors. I did like how the story moved quickly – you don't have a chance to become bored. The romance between Chase and Maddie never goes too far, so I think that any parent would feel comfortable letting their 15 year old daughters read this. It's interesting enough though, that I think paranormal fans of any age would enjoy it.
Posted by Tishia Mackey at 2:32 AM