When she least expects it, sixteen-year-old Holly Burton’s unremarkable life is shaken to the core. A vision of the mother Holly never knew leaves her questioning everything she believes.
Eager for answers, Holly enrolls at a boarding school for highly gifted students in Wolfebane, New Hampshire. But Holly’s complicated life worsens when she accidentally transports to a parallel existence where she’s confronted by a dark and ancient evil.
With the help of Joss, a sexy alpha warrior sworn to protect her, and her new BFF, the equally swoon-worthy Quinn, Holly faces her fears and an unlikely adversary in a showdown that is worse than anything she could’ve possibly imagined …
I love me some some mythology. And this is druid mythology, which I have not had the opportunity to read anything about the druids. It was really interesting and it was different. Because it was so different, there is a lot of new information, but it never felt like an information dump. I thought Nicola Marsh wove the details and necessary information into the storyline very fluidly. I really liked the combination of action, humor, and romance that Scion of the Sun delivered. Really cool book, and looks like it is going to be an epic series!
Holly starts having “freaky” visions and promptly gets shipped off to a boarding school for <s>freaks like her</s>, ahem, gifted teens like her. I liked that people were split at this school. There were a lot of students there that didn’t actually have any gifts or powers, but who were interested in learning about the new age subjects offered there. I think they just wanted to be able to learn to do something like the truly gifted. What was funny was that the people with the real gifts didn’t always want them. People always want what they don’t have, don’t they? Holly wants to learn how to control her visions so she can stop having them and hopefully be out the school by summer.
But just on her first day, school gets even weirder for her. As soon as she visited the innerworld unintentionally, I knew I was going to love this book. It took an already interesting idea and then stepped it up a notch. And that was how the whole story was for me. It just kept getting more and more interesting. We are always finding out something new about the scion or the sorority, and then on top of it all Holly is so sarcastic. She really does not even know how to hold her tongue. I thought it would get her in more trouble when she first got to the school, but people seems almost impressed with her because of it. I liked that.
This is just the first book in the series, so I am not sure if there is going to be a love triangle or not. I love Joss, the connection that he had with Holly was great. I think it even surprised him at the beginning. Scion of the Sun is great. I kind of saw the ending coming, but that wasn’t a bad thing at all. I am so anxious for the next book. Nicola Marsh’s writing is so descriptive and she makes a story that is addictive to read. I couldn’t put it down.
USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, spooky stories for teens.
She has published 43 contemporary romances with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD was nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012. Her first indie romance, CRAZY LOVE, was a 2012 ARRA finalist.
Her debut young adult novel, a supernatural thriller BANISH, released with Harlequin Teen August 2013, and her YA urban fantasy series kicks off with SCION OF THE SUN, November 2013, with Month9Books.
She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, and a multi-finalist for a number of awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has also won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.
A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!Connect with Nicola:
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