Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Review: You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

You Are Mine by Janeal Falor
Published Date: May 2013
Publisher: Self
Genre: YA

The Story: Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.

Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.

My Review: Dang.  I'm sure glad that I don't live in a society like Serena does!  To be owned by a man. Janeal Falor has given us a world, where women are less than men, and only around to bare sons.  Those that have daughters, are pregnant within months of the new baby.  Serena is the oldest of 14 girls, and she comes of age to be bought by a warlock.  Yes, I said bought. 

Then the unexpected happens, after she's bought, and the engagement ceremony is set, her owner changes.  And the new guy?  A lot different than the other.  It's neat reading what goes on with these two, both before and after the engagement ceremony.  And without going into spoilers, this is one book that will have you wanting more when you finish the last chapter!

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