Crossroads by J.J. Bonds
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Solid 3 stars. Katia is the niece of a powerful vampire family. She is set to attend Crossroads Academy, a melting pot for all influencial vampire teens. Her life should be perfect save for her mysterious and tragic past. Katia is determined to make no friends and stick to her goals of becoming the best fighter possible...with a little help from one of the best fighters in school, Nikolai.
Crossroads was so. blah. There was absolutely nothing special about it. Think highly inferior version of Half Blood (Covenant Series)
Katia hints all the time about not being who she seems and comes from an incredibly tragic past. However, we don't get to find out the whole book which is confusing and honestly took away from really getting to know, undestand, and empathize with her. I can't like a character and explain away her stupid behaviors if I don't know why she's acting the way she is!! Now, don't take me the wrong way. Mysterious pasts can be fun! In some books, the whole mysterious past thing works.Take Maze Runner, for instance. Here, in Crossroads, it did not. Okay, enough bitching about that.
The characters were very blase. Nikolai (Nik) is your stereotypical nice hot guy. HE DOESN'T EVEN REALY GET A PERSONALITY. There's also his bitchy jealous best friend(s) Blaine and Jade who envy the attention Nik gives Katia. Snore.
Then there's Shaye, the stereotypical upbeat best friend who is kinda weird. Again, nothing special. Anya, nicks sister, is nice. Yep. That's about all I got for you in terms of cast and character development.
Soooo...why did I read it? Okay, I was bored.And it's not like it was so horrible I couldn't finish it. The book just wasn't particularly unique. It's a quick read and, hey, if you want to spend an afternoon reading a familiar plot, this definitely gets a thumbs up.
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