Author: Cindy Thomas
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Number of Pages: 240
My Rating: 5 stars
I recieved a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review!
Everything nineteen-year-old Karina Mitchell knows about death changes the instant that she and her best friend, Rainey, are shot. For one, souls don’t die. They cross over. Only, Rainey’s soul hasn’t, and her ghost is hell bent on haunting Karina.
When Karina begins her sophomore year of college and moves into the apartment that she was supposed to share with Rainey, she learns a few shocking truths from her mysterious and gorgeous blue-eyed neighbor, Eli.
One: Karina has been chosen to become a Beckoner—an immortal conduit of the dead who helps safely guide souls to the other side.
Two: She’s the reason that Rainey’s soul can’t cross over—Rainey followed her back from death and missed her window to be at peace.
Three: Eli is hot. As in swoon-worthy, to-die-for, will-make-you-forget-yourself hot. And it turns out, Eli is a Beckoner, too.
Despite her attraction to Eli, the decision to become a Beckoner isn’t an easy one—it would mean giving up her own mortality … her own soul. But if she doesn’t, her best friend will be left to suffer an eternity at the hands of the evil Ceptors, dark creatures that feed on the souls left behind. After all, it’s her fault Rainey is haunting her.
Time is running out, and Karina needs to decide: Are love and loyalty worth sacrificing her soul?
First of all, let’s all take a moment to appreciate this gorgeous cover. Holy crap, it’s beautiful. I have a serious crush on this cover.
It turns out that my crush extends to this book in it’s entirety, because I absolutely loved it. You don’t come across Paranormal stories in the the New Adult genre very often for some reason, so I was really excited to read a Paranormal with a protagonist that is actually my age.
Speaking of the protagonist, I loved Karina. She was so wonderfully sassy and witty, and acted very much like a college aged girl. She’s awkward. She’s inappropriate. She’s still trying to figure things out, especially with all that’s happened to her in recent months. First, her best friend dies when they’re both shot, then she’s introduced to a crazy new world that she never knew existed. There are times when she just gets so overwhelmed, and needs to step away from it all. I give Cindy Thomas major points for allowing Karina to have realistic reactions. She allows Karina to get frustrated, scared, and discouraged.
There is romance and this book, and IT’S AMAZING. Y’all know how much I love my Jennifer L Armentrout boys, and Eli totally reminded me of Jen’s boys, in the best way possible. Eli is HOT, and he’s also a sarcastic pain in the ass. Karina constantly finds herself rolling her eyes, or just plain wanting to smack him upside his head. As the proud fiancee to my very own sarcastic pain in the ass, I found myself laughing at some of Karina’s reactions to Eli’s more…unsavory behavior.
With a really great, unique world and sexy, snarky characters, I wholeheartedly recommend Beckon Me to anyone who enjoys a good Paranormal Romance. Without a doubt, I give it five out of five stars.