Thursday, October 15, 2009

Enchanting Review: Without Sin

Contemporary YA
Prism Books
ISBN # 978-1-60370-683-4, 1-60370-683-6 EBook
ISBN: 978-1-60370-684-1, 1-60370-684-4Print
155 pages EBook
240 pages print

$5.95 EBook $13.95 print

Rating: 3.5 Enchantments

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Smithson has a temper. He's picked on because he likes boys. As a last resort, his parents place him in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Boarding School for Boys.

When Jacob sees Avery Dendritch, a senior, the attraction is hard to deny. The two become fast friends, and as the school year progresses, their friendship deepens until Jacob feels he's found a place where he belongs. But the other students gossip about their growing relationship. Avery can ignore them; Jacob can't. Can Jacob curb his temper, or will his fighting get him expelled from St. Thomas, too?

I have to admit that this was my first young adult read and I loved it. The storyline was as I expected, solid and detailed. The author did a good job at building the characters, Jacob and Avery. The character Jacob is our temperamental, possessive, and protective type young male that makes him just perfect for the strong male lead. Avery was more the quiet type but no less protective of Jacob which is also good solid qualities in a character. It would have been an easy to follow, solid storyline if it had not been for all the errors. Errors such as no quotation marks, made it hard to stay in the story as I had to focus more on figuring out when someone was speaking and when they weren’t. The author and publisher could have avoided these types of mistakes with proper editing as it makes the story flow more smoothly.

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Enchanting Reviews
May 2009

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