Netgalley Review- The Becoming of Ellicia Wayfield

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Goodreads Description

Ellicia Wayfield doesn’t believe in the supernatural world, despite what she witnessed a year ago, especially now that she’s dealing with a lot: the loss of a family member, her upcoming seventeenth birthday, settling down in a new town and being the new kid at her school. Besides, not everything has to be a supernatural mystery. Right?

Often, odd occurrences can easily be explained away. For example, that weird student in one of Ellicia’s classes drinks blood, not because he’s a vampire, but because he’s part of some sort of satanic cult (or because Ellicia was drugged up on hallucinogens and ended up seeing things that weren’t real). There’s definitely no other explanation for that….

While some things can be explained away, others just can’t. They are what they are, just like this new reality Ellicia finds herself in. Then there’s also that word, destiny, which can sometimes be a burden. Just ask Ellicia.

Welcome to her new normal.

My Review

I was given this book to review from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love supernatural books, and I really think that this book had a lot of potential. You have your basic hero vs vampires, werewolves, demons, etc. Even Ellicia’s backstory is pretty interesting. My problem with the book was the pacing of it. It seems rushed and lacking detail, which in a way makes it cheesy. while reading it, it reminded me of how kids books are written (not necessarily saying that either is bad) but the pacing of it and jumping around. I’m not sure if that make sense. I also feel like Ellicia was so bratty.

Rating I gave: 2/5 stars

Would you recommend: No



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