Obscured


Title: Obscured
Author: C.M. Boers
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: self-published
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Release Date: August 29, 2014
Rating: ★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:

Abby Martin thought she was an ordinary girl about to start high school. But when her mom announces that they’re moving to Arizona, vivid nightmares start plaguing Abby’s nights. As she settles into her new school and a cute guy named Pete catches her eye, she hopes that life might somehow get back to normal. To Abby’s horror, “normal” becomes a thing of the past as she’s swept up into a world of immortal protectors wielding supernatural gifts. When Abby realizes she’s a pawn in a centuries-old feud, she must figure out who she can trust before she’s caught in the crossfire.

Prepare yourself for heart-pounding suspense in the world of Obscured, where nothing is as it seems and danger lurks in unexpected places.

Review:

I was excited for this book because the premise sounds so good. However, it didn’t meet my expectations. 

The characters were very flat. Their relationships progressed very quickly. By Abby’s second day at school, she was already in the middle of a love triangle. Also, both of the guys expected Abby to trust them immediately. And for some reason she did. It really didn’t make sense. 

There were some consistency issues in the story. For instance, when Abby has a sleepover with her friend Bailey, Abby has trouble getting to sleep. But the next morning, Bailey says that Abby fell asleep instantly. So within four pages, Abby’s story had changed. Eli’s car also changed from having two seats in Chapter 4 to being able to fit three people in Chapter 9. 

I was intrigued by the supernatural presence promised in the description, but at halfway through the book, it still hadn’t appeared. The description is misleading, by making the story sound more exciting than it is. I think the supernatural elements should have appeared much earlier in the story, since they are described so much in the book synopsis. 

This is the first book in the Obscured series. 

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