Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Men of the Cave by Marisette Burgess

Young Adult Fantasy 
Symbol of Hope #1

Raised by unorthodox parents, Kasey Reese has always struggled to be invisible, to not be noticed, to avoid conflict. Running from a broken relationship, Kasey flees to Spain on a scholarship, to restore the comfort she finds in anonymity. Destiny, however, has other plans for her - a life threatening, life-altering journey into the supernatural when she meets the men of the cave

Source: Received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Did not receive any payment for review.

My Review

Kasey is off to Spain for two semesters of college. That should be just enough distance to put between her and her ex. A fresh start and finally a chance to escape her freakishly odd parents and for once br in charge of her own life. Once arriving in Spain, she is immediately drawn to Dion. His speech and mannerisms remind her of an ancient time not that of today. What she doesn't understand is it is no mistake that Kasey has ended up in this area in Spain at this very time. I have to say that I loved Kasey's entire adventure. While it is a work of fiction, it is infused with stories of ancient Greece and the history of the Greek Gods. I for one am a huge fan of the stories of these guys and ladies so this story had high appeal to me. The characters in this novel are very well developed. You can picture each one in your head as you go along. I fell in love with them and their story, especially the five (actually 7) men of the cave. The plot itself is extremely fast paced. It is one of those novels that you dit down and read in one session. So be prepared when you start it. Editing was also very well done. No typos or grammatical errors seen while reading. As this is the first of the series, the author laid the framework here as to where she is going with this story. I am actually anxious to see how Kasey's prophesy plays out. Bringing Pandora in and changing the spin on her box was an amazing idea!!! I do list this as a recommended read. It is a great concept and story.