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Review of Residue

26 Apr 2013

Residue by Laury Falter



When Jocelyn Weatherford is whisked away from a preparatory academy in upstate New York to live with her extended family in New Orleans, she is unprepared to encounter the dangers awaiting her. Yet even as she is thrust into an unfamiliar world of witches and voodoo magic, the greatest threat of all may be the boy she has fallen for.

While handsome and charming, he is also a Caldwell... a member of the family the Weatherford's have been feuding with for centuries. As their forbidden love grows it becomes the volatile spark that forever changes their world and everyone in it.


Having read and loved some of the books in Laury’s Guardian series I was really excited to read another one of her series’. This is a Romeo and Juliet style tale of forbidden love and feuding families with a magical twist.
I loved the start of the book as we were instantly thrown into the story. From Jocelyn discovering that there is more to her family than she would have ever guessed to the very end and the final moment, this book never once gets boring. There is action, mystery, magic, romance and even the occasional dash of humour.
This book for me is a rare example of when an insta-love style romance works. There was a reason behind their instant attraction and the author also didn’t overdo it. Rather than Jocelyn and Jameson madly professing their love upon meeting one another it is more of a connection that neither of them can ignore. Even with the mystical element behind it I thought their romance seemed very realistic; it was also tender and sweet and a joy to read.
I love how Laury Falter’s books often have an element of voodoo to them. That isn’t something you see very often with books and it fits in perfectly with the New Orleans setting. This book has a level of uniqueness that makes it amazing and memorable. I definitely want more from these characters and I plan to read the later books in the series.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, this had not effected my opinions or rating in any way.*

About the Author

Laury Falter is the author of the bestselling Guardian Trilogy. She writes young adult paranormal romances and urban fantasy when she's not taking her stray dogs for a walk or enjoying a date night with her husband.

Laury has released two series, the Guardian Trilogy and the Residue Series (a spinoff of the Guardian Trilogy books), and is currently releasing her third series, the Apocalypse Chronicles.

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