First Born by Ross Butler
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She thought that life in a new town would be boring; boy, was she wrong! Fifteen-year-old Ruth Daniels has never had a lucky break due to being a lifelong orphan living in Michigan, but she ends ups going from a orphan to a family girl after she gets adopted by a widowed Businessman and moves to New Jersey to live with him and his family, including a stereotypical teenage brother, a snobby sister and two twins. Yep, that's all there is to it. Soon afterward her arrival, she starts school and almost instantly ends up with two new friends: Rachel Evans, a redheaded senior, and Justin Reynolds, a quiet, lonely and withdrawn sophomore. The latter of whom Rachel seems to hate with a vengeance. As Ruth and Justin's friendship begin to evolve, Rachel starts to stalk and attack them almost constantly, and Justin knows why: He's a human/animal hybrid called a Preevitt, he and Rachel are longtime mortal enemies, and Ruth is now part of their longtime war that also includes Justin's twin siblings, Jaz and Wheeler.
3 out of 5 (good)
In this Urban Fantasy, we read the story from the perspective of a moody, disgruntled and contrary fifteen year old. She was orphaned at an early age, and when the orphanages closed down, she lived with her elderly social worker. She is adopted by a family in New Jersey, far away from Michigan. She doesn't want to go, but has no choice. Once she is there and meets her family, she settles down slightly. Starting a new school, she meets new friends and starts her new life.
With a very fast-pace and a severe case of insta-love, this book tells the story of Preevits and Mugglers. Now Preevits may sound bad, but they have nothing on the Mugglers. And then, of course, you have bad Preevits thrown into the mix too.
Finishing on a high, with a possible link to a further book, this is a book for readers of YOUNG adult, with a paranormal twist.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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Aaron Ticen(Ross Butler) has been an avid reader since his childhood and has been writing since his teenage years. "First Born" is his first actual novel and he has several more in the works. His favorite authors include Eoin Colfer, Rick Riordan, Cassandra Clare and James Patterson. He also practices screenwriting and film film making and has a movie review blog. he is also an avid movie fan and always sees a new film every Thursday. He also does Stand-Up-Comedy and Impressions on YouTube on his channel, "Rant About it". He resides in Lafayette, IN.
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