Four Star Review: Phoenix: The Rising by Bette Maybee
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Released: Janurary 10, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Length: 216 pages
Every 300 years, the immortal Phoenix returns to Mono Lake to be reborn—but this time it didn't return alone. The Nephilim are back in force, trying to keep it from being reborn so one of them can claim its immortality. But first they have to figure out who the Phoenix is—and any red-haired, green-eyed, seventeen-year-old in the area is fair game. And so, the killing begins... Julie Mason doesn't believe all this legend crap until she falls for Eli Sullivan, whose hallucination-inducing kiss not only saves her, but makes her the Nephilim’s prime target. But, it's worth the risk. Her death is inevitable...not even Eli can prevent it. All she has to do is keep the Nephilim off Eli’s trail until The Rising. Once Eli is reborn and forgets his past life, Julie’s life is over, whether she’s dead or not. At least that's what she thinks...
Review by Lissa
We received a copy of this from the author, to give an honest review.
The book starts off great. We meet Julie. She is blonde and is super smart. Gotta be if you're in AP classes. Not sure I really like her BFF Charsey. There are a whole bunch of different characters that are introduced throughout.
There's Eli and he's holding a major secret.
You learn about the Phoenix. Which in local myth is called a Fire Child and the Nephilim are on a hunt. So a lot of people start to go missing.
There's plenty of action, mystery and love throughout the story.
This book was enjoyable. The only thing that I really didn't like, is how it went to different characters. At times I was a little confused.