Thursday, January 10, 2013

Review: Pandora's Key

Pandora's Key
Pandora's Key by Nancy Richardson Fischer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

GoodReads Synopsis: When everything you believed about yourself is a lie, how do you unlock the truth…

Evangeline Theopolis has nightmares about the violent deaths of women she has never met. Her single mother, Olivia, suffers delusions she can’t hide. And Malledy, a brilliant young man, may have a disease that will leave him paralyzed and insane. Their lives are about to collide.

On Evangeline’s 16th birthday her mother gives her a necklace with an antique key charm—a family heirloom, though no one knows what the key unlocks.

Everything changes. Her mom is hospitalized. Her godmother attempts murder. An ancient Order tries to kill Evangeline, and a lethal sect to kidnap her.

Nothing makes sense—especially Evangeline’s own face, which has morphed from geeky to eerily stunning; the ancient key that feels strangely alive against her skin; and the magical abilities she begins to possess.

Evangeline must use her wits and supernatural powers to fight her deadly adversaries and discover her true identity. But can she accept who she really is and save the world?

My Thoughts: There were two separate storylines that converged a little more than half way in. I liked parts of it and not so much other parts. The story kind of sputtered along which the shifting storylines didn't help. There wasn't much on the character development. There were a lot of characters involved which contributed to their lack of substance. This is the first book in a planned series, which really could stop with this book. I guess I would have to see the synopsis for the subsequent books to decide if I was going to read more.

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