Tuesday, July 22, 2014

YA Review - Chaos

Today I'm reviewing Chaos by Christine O'Neil.

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Summary from Goodreads: My name is Maggie Raynard. After sixteen years being just plain me, suddenly, when I lose my temper, my fingers become weapons of mass destruction. Turns out I'm a semi-god, descended from Aphrodite. Sounds cool in theory, but when I accidentally put my ex-boyfriend in a coma, things go downhill pretty fast.

Now some new guy named Mac Finnegan has made it his mission in life to continually piss me off. I'm stuck learning how to use my new powers while also dealing with regular high school problems, and with this annoying—and super-hot—guy all up in my business, I'm about to flip out.

But it gets worse. I just learned there's this watchdog council of semis who keeps an eye out for any bad apples. They think I'm the baddest of the bunch and want to take me out before I do any more damage. My nemesis Mac might turn out to be my salvation, only he's got secrets of his own...and they may just kill us both.

Review: Ok, the summary and everything with this book sounded good, but that cover? Really? Hot guy? Check. Teen girl with jacket half off doing the black widow butt pose? WHY?! How is this necessary on the cover? It just seemed out of place to me, and didn't make sense even after I read the book. Aside from that complaint, however, I really did enjoy Chaos. The characters were all very quick-witted and interesting, particularly Maggie's friend Libby who I feel must have something she's hiding because she kept setting off my spidey senses. I was really afraid this would be a dud book, but O'Neil kept the book fast paced and definitely I am looking forward to the next book in the series! Recommend.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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