Protected, By Anna Applegate


 

At the start of her senior year at Kingsbrook College, a small school in Northern Michigan, Ariya Adams has a perfectly normal existence.Determined to make this her best year yet, she attends her classes and hangs out with the friends she has come to love more than life.

That is until the arrival of the sexy and mysterious transfer student James Rymer, who captivates her affections almost instantly. With her emotions on the fritz for no apparent reason, and unsure if he shares her feelings, Ariya finds herself on an emotional rollercoaster in which everything she knows and loves is questioned.  
When fantasy and reality mix, Ariya’s world is turned upside down and she learns that “normal” isn’t what she thought it was. Danger soon comes for her and she discovers that everyone has been keeping secrets from her. The battle between one’s duty and what feels right will have to be fought and it may be a struggle for Ariya to stay alive. When Ariya’s life and the lives of the people she cares for most are endangered, she learns to never underestimate the power of blood. 

Protected is a New-Adult, Paranormal Romance. It is the first book in the Ariya Adams trilogy.

Review Time:

                While reading this book, I believe that I became more confused as the story went along.  There were some aspects of it, which I knew I had figured out right away, but then others I still don’t understand completely what had happened.  This book was a bit slow to begin with, and I couldn’t really get into the story until about halfway through.
                The characters that were written, although they were older (all adults) they also had that teenager sense about them?  I don’t really know how to word that properly, they all seemed to have a sense of immaturity about them.  Especially seeing as how some of them were OLDER.
                I almost felt like Ariya’s character, because she was as confused as me when it came to what was happening to her.  James’s character, although he was hot according to his description, he also seemed like a character that was just there.
                With this being Anna’s first novel, I think she did really well on working out the story and the characters.  It could have been better, but writing is one of those you grow as you learn.  I do look forward to reading what she has in the future, because she left the story with a bit of a cliffhanger.
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