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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

2:32 am, by Emily Ford

2:32 AM (The Djinn Master's Legacy, #1)What if you suddenly discover you have magical powers?
Seventeen-year-old Cat Townsend was woken suddenly by an unknown man sitting on the edge of her bed. Silently, the middle-aged man with shoulder-length dreadlocks and dark, flawless skin reached for her hand. His touch was shocking, but his smile, reassuring. When their eyes locked Cat knew she should be afraid, but she wasn't. Then in an instant he simply disappeared. She rubbed her eyes thinking the man was a dream. For in that undefined place between asleep and awake, the moment felt hazy and surreal. A chill ran down her spine as she glanced at the time. It was 2:32 a.m.
Alone in the darkness, Cat had no way of knowing her destiny had just changed forever.

It's a pretty idyllic life that Cat Townsend leads. She gets along with her brothers, has lived in places all over the world, thanks to her dad's top secret job, and she's got hot guys interested in her (yes..guys). It starts out feeling like a teen romance novel.

And gets interesting. Ford's characters are relatable and easy to like. You root for them and you could easily imagine them in your own high school. It's a good start to a series that will be excellent escapist reading. This was my "hammock read" one weekend. I got caught up, but even with the bit of drama in the story, I wasn't weighed down when I finished it. Though I'll admit to still not understading the significance of "2:32 AM"---there has to be some reason why it's that time specifically.

My only quandary is the cover art. It's really bad. I don't know how I'd change it, but I can tell you (as someone who knows better), I probably wouldn't have picked this up to read the back simply because of the cover art.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook galley from JKSCommunications via the netGalley publisher/reader connection program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  

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