The book is told in three different perspectives. Sam, Matt and Alexia. Alexia is the odd one out. There are a ton of secrets floating around and Alexia is the only one who doesn't know anything. She thinks her life is normal and her cousins are living the high life. But she comes to find out that her entire life has been pretty much a lie.
Sam is a very touchy character. She has anger issues that are linked to her Arcadian power but I think some of the anger came before her powers. She always seems on edge and ready to pounce. But she also has a huge weakness. She is in love with someone that she isn't allowed to be with. Being one of the three really important powers makes her really explosive.
Matt also has rage issues due to his Arcadian powers. He also happens to be one of the three "cousins" with a main power. Matt, along with his "cousins" are there to protect Alexia but Matt also has a strong urge to protect Sam as well. Especially from Julian, whom Sam tried dating in an attempt to get over her feelings for someone else.
Alexia is meant to fulfill the Prophecy in order to save Arcadia but she has no idea. Then everything starts to unfold and she feels extremely betrayed and hurt. She isn't meant to love anyone else except her "true love" which turns out to be the first guy she randomly meets while visiting her cousins. If I was Alexia I would probably run away or commit myself to a looney bin.
Ethan is a strange love interest for a girl like Alexia considering he is in a wheelchair and she just broke up with her boyfriend, Thomas. Ethan was in a bad accident that left him paralyzed from the waste down and regardless of how most teenagers react towards disabled people Alexia falls head over heels in love with him.
I really enjoyed the book. It was a semi-slow read due the the amount of information and the fact that is switched between three characters. The only real thing that bothered me is the way the book is marketed. The back of the book says readers of Richelle Meads Vampire Academy will love it and then it goes on to say it contains romance, mystery and sexy aliens. Last time I checked, Vampire Academy is about vampires. I think it should be marketed as similar to The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
Overall, I gave the book 4/5 Kitties.
M. H. Soars is what we like to call a United Nations child. She was born in the United States but grew up in several different countries which gave her a broader perspective of life. She has always been passionate about books and stories and at a certain point had a comic book series going.
With a background in fashion design she always thought she was going to follow that path. But the characters in her head kept begging to be set free. So she decided to write their stories. A couple of years and a baby later, the first installment of her Arcadian Wars series is finally done.
M. H. Soars currently resides in New Mexico with her husband and baby daughter. She loves to read novels in the YA, PNR, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and Chick Lit genres. When not devouring said novels, you may find her shopping online (she's an expert), blogging about fashion, or trying to teach her daughter to walk (even though she's too young for that).
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