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Sunday, February 7, 2016

My Review of The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth


“I try not to think about it, what I did to that boy.”

Seventeen-year-old Kenna Marsden has a secret. 

She’s haunted by a violent tragedy she can’t explain. Kenna’s past has kept people—even her own mother—at a distance for years. Just when she finds a friend who loves her and life begins to improve, she’s plunged into a new nightmare. Her mom and twin sister are attacked, and the dark powers Kenna has struggled to suppress awaken with a vengeance. 

On the heels of the assault, Kenna is exiled to a nearby commune, known as Eclipse, to live with a relative she never knew she had. There, she discovers an extraordinary new way of life as she learns who she really is, and the wonders she’s capable of. For the first time, she starts to feel like she belongs somewhere. That her terrible secret makes her beautiful and strong, not dangerous. But the longer she stays at Eclipse, the more she senses there is something malignant lurking underneath it all. And she begins to suspect that her new family has sinister plans for her…

My Review:
5 Stars

I have to admit that the first thing that drew me in was the cover. It is absolutely stunning. Then after reading the description I was really intrigued. I never expected a very different kind of story that ended up drawing me in until I couldn't wait to finish. 

Kenna has a gift, although a dangerous one. When she was younger she used that gift to get revenge on someone that hurt her sister. After that day her family kept her at a distance and tried to carry on as normal as possible. 

That is until she returns home from a music festival to find her secret has returned and her family has been slaughtered. 

What ensues is an adventure of sorts, as well as, a young girl that is finally able to find herself. One tha thas to choose between to forms of living, each one coming at a different price. 

The author's writing weaves a story that will pull you in and place a spell over you. This is one of the more original stories that I have read in awhile. 

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