{Book Review} Vala: Agendas by J.F. Jenkins

January 29, 2012 Blog Tours, Reviews 5

Pages: 291 pages
Publication Date: October 2011
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog Tour
Series: #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon

Cheyenne Loveless was just a boring sixteen-year-old girl. Then Denver Collins bit her and everything changed. Her plants start talking to her, she finds out she’s a Nymph, and a witch and the angel of death show up at her doorstep to take her away to the prestigious Vala School and Seminary. Oh, and she has no choice in the matter. All she wants to do is blend in and return to being invisible, but the more time that passes, the harder that becomes. Plus she’s a daughter of the Divine, an exclusive secret society which rules the world of myth, and discovers she is a key ingredient to an ancient covenant created before she was born. A covenant that will reshape the order of the world. Adjusting to a new school is difficult enough, but adding on everyone else’s hidden agendas is the icing on the cake. Cheyenne must learn to see through the lies in order to find her place — and possibly even love — in this new world.

I really really loved this book! I was so excited while I was reading it because I kept liking it more and more. I have been in a so so reading slump. Lots of 2 and 3 star books that I either didn’t enjoy or liked but didn’t love. It kind of puts you in a weird mood. I want to be excited about the books that I read, and Vala: Agendas did that for me! Once I picked it up I could not put it down. I actually had dinner plans and had to stop reading around 1/4 way through the book, and all through dinner I was just thinking about what was going to happen next. I think I may have even eaten a little faster.

Cheyenne is a cool character, I love that she interacts with plants. There are so many freaking secrets in this book, I don’t even know where to start. It seems like everyone has not one, but multiple secrets- it is hard to keep them all straight. I am dying to know about the secrets surrounding Denver the most! We don’t even know what he is! I know it must be driving Cheyenne crazy but she handles it all really well. Probably better than I would be. I know I would be demanding answers. (I hate not knowing things)

Denver is the mysterious, bad boy type and normally that is not my thing, but there is just something about him. I like that Cheyenne acknowledged that he was a bad boy and she normally did not go for that, but she couldn’t help herself sometimes when Denver is involved. I am dying to know more about his backstory and I hope it is a real focus in the second book.

The twins Anj and Des are pretty cool, but when Cheyenne’s dad said she didn’t trust the seer, I was so intrigued. I did not doubt either of them for a second. I am so interested to see if anything is going to happen with them. They seem really genuine, so I would be really sad if that is not the case- but I guess we will find out soon enough.

I really liked that there are still more than a few unanswered questions at the end of the book. It is giving me something to look forward to for the next book. I think Vala Agendas sets up the story really well for an awesome series! I can’t wait for the next book to come out. I’m really excited for it! Lot’s of great things are to come!

4.5/5 Gavels

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5 Responses to “{Book Review} Vala: Agendas by J.F. Jenkins”

  1. Missie, The Unread Reader

    I don’t blame Cheyenne. I can’t help but fall for the bad boys too! Thanks for the review. I hadn’t heard of this book before, and any book you like more and more as you read is definitely worth checking out.

  2. Celine

    I haven’t heard of this book before but it sounds awesome!! And the cover looks amazing. Fantastic review, Michelle! ♥ So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

    I’m also a new follower! Just found your blog and absolutely love it! 😀

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

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