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Reviewer ID: 1001
Book Name: Inescapable
Author: Amy A. Bartol
Rating: 4 stars
“Inescapable” is a Teen and Young Adult Paranormal Romance written by Amy A. Bristol. It’s a lovely, if slow-moving, journey of self-discovery as our heroine learns not just who, but what, she is. I found the book imaginative, a bit reminiscent of the Twilight series but with its own spin and color.
The book was written in the first person point of view, and in the present tense, both of which were choices that made the book more challenging to enjoy. An overwrought southern accent on one central character was distracting, but he was likable and well-developed. Some of the characterizations were immature, perhaps more high school than college.
The setting descriptions were rich and detailed. Our protagonist, Evie, was plucky and admirable. It’s a good series starter, as there’s obviously so much more to story to be told as this book closes.