Blog Tour: Review: Annabeth Neverending by Leyla Kader Dahm
Welcome to my stop on the Annabeth Neverending blog tour which has been organised by Xpresso Book Tours. I’m very pleased to be taking part and hope you enjoy your time here, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the page!
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At first, teenager Annabeth Prescott thinks she’s found quite a deal when she talks down the price of an ankh pendant she discovers at a flea market. She soon wonders if the bauble is more than she’s bargained for when she faints and glimpses images from a past life in ancient Egypt.
The discovery coincides with another new find: Gabriel, a handsome young man who takes an interest in her. When she meets his twin brother C. J. at a Halloween party, she realizes they look exactly like two boys who figure prominently into her memories.
Does C. J. share the heroic qualities held by his past incarnation Sethe, her bodyguard when she was Princess Ana? Does Gabriel possess the same evil powers he wielded as Kha, the black sorcerer who sought her affection?
Love meets the supernatural in this gripping young adult paranormal romance. Readers with an interest in reincarnation, as well as ancient Egypt, will be drawn to its mystical mixture of history and hesitation as Annabeth sways between the two brothers.
Will her reincarnated soulmate win out? Or will Kha finally find the way to her heart?
I found the synopsis for this book an interesting concept, the idea of a paranormal romance based around reincarnation intrigued me and I dove in head first. This book is definitely heavy on the romance elements but the paranormal is very interesting.
I felt that this was quite a young YA and was probably more appropriate for younger teens and didn’t crossover into adults quite as well as many young adult books do. It’s definitely one that will be appropriate for the younger teens who are looking to crossover from childrens books.
Annabeth is our main protagonist in this and on discovering a Ankh necklace at a flea market she discovers she used to be an Egyptian princess, Ana, through her flashbacks/visions she learns other people in her life were also part of her Egyptian life including the good looking Gabriel and his brother C J who play an integral part in the romance element.
There is quite a predictable love triangle but there are also some interesting twists one of which I had no clue was coming and added a very interesting element to the story.
Leyla Kader Dahm has weaved some really interesting Egyptian history and mythology through this book which is a great learning experience for younger readers. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn about an ancient culture while reading an embracing romance.
There were some elements to the story which I felt weren’t quite tied off but I don’t think readers of the correct age would notice this at all as the main story flows so well and ends unexpectedly but happily.
Overall, I feel this isn’t a book for people in my age range, but it’s well written and a book I would happily buy for younger teens who enjoy a paranormal romance as it will absolutely satisfy their needs.
A huge thanks to Leyla Kader Dahm for the ARC via Xpresso Book Tours to provide an honest review of this novel.
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
About Leyla Kader Dahm:
Wisconsin native Leyla Kader Dahm popped popcorn and dreamt of a career in show business while working in a movie theater during high school. The small-town Midwestern girl opted for the practical route and studied communications at Carroll College and Cornell University. But her life changed course dramatically when a temp agency placed her in a production and development gig at Miramax/Dimension Films.
Dahm went on to work as a script consultant for numerous production companies. She appeared in the acclaimed spoken word show Sit ‘N Spin and had her comedy feature spec, Due North, optioned by Michael Levy Enterprises. She sold her pitch, Survival Instinct, to Nickelodeon Original Movies.
Dahm lives with her husband and children in Los Angeles, where she focuses on writing quality material for families and young adults.
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Title: Annabeth Neverending
Author: Leyla Kader Dahm
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult, Mythology
Publication Date: 15 December 2015
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback