Review of Captivate Me



Captivate Me by S.J. Pierce

Publisher: S. J. Pierce at Smashwords

Publication Date: January 9th 2014

Synopsis: Kat Walsh is just a few weeks into her new school in America after she used her telekinetic powers and closed her locker door in front of others in her old school. They immediately thought she was a witch and her days of going to school in Ireland, where her family lived, were over. But Kat is settling in at the new school where all of the students are gifted. She has a semi-boyfriend, Levi, who she likes, but she’s not sure if she likes him enough.

Suddenly she feels herself drawn to the forbidden woods at the edge of the campus. She feels strongly compelled to visit the woods and when she does, she meets a beautiful boy, Gabriel. This is the love that her mother told her about:

when you meet “the one,” you’ll know; they’ll captivate your heart the moment you lay eyes on them.

Now Kat Walsh’s world will never be the same.

Review: The world of Captivate Me immediately drew me in. Pierce writes well and paced the story quickly so that I was immediately drawn into the mysteries and plot twists. Kat comes across like a real teenager with all of the tears and angst and the decisions to make about boys and even to the extent of falling in love way too quickly. I was struck by some similarities to Twilight, but I guess that that is inevitable when you have a love triangle that includes an immortal. The romance is sweet as are the interactions between the high school friends.

If you care about world-building, Pierce already constructed the world included in Captivate Me in her Alyx Rayer series, which I haven’t read.

I found Captivate Me to be an excellent start for Pierce’s series, which continues with Fight for Me.

rating: butterflybutterflybutterflyladybug  (3 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5)


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