Series: Tethered #2
Published by CreateSpace on July 1, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal
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Sometimes to understand the present you have to conjure up the past...
The last thing Addison Harmon needed was to become tethered to the broody, often seemingly cold, Theo Van Rooyen, but that's exactly what happened.
Forced to partner up with Theo to figure out a way to break the tether, Addison soon realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew.
Full disclosure: what drew me to CONJURE by Jennifer Snyder was its cover. Very rarely do you see people of color on the covers of paranormal books and I was immediately interested in reading this particularly for that reason. As a person of color myself, I crave stories that have diversity in them. Don’t we all want something we can identify with regardless of whether or not the book is fantasy, non-fiction, YA or adult? I had also read the previous book in the series, CATALYST, and, while I had some issues with it, I was interested enough in the storyline to read the second book. With that said, expectations were high. I didn’t want to be disappointed. But I was. This book felt more like filler and less like a full fledged addition to a series. I didn’t feel like much happened and Theo, the character featured on the cover, came across as background and an inconvenience to the heroine rather than a vital part of the storyline. The weird thing is that Theo is vital to the story, he just wasn’t given any real estate on the page to cement himself as a gamechanger. Addison and Theo are stuck together, in a fashion, and they each have their own reasons for trying to figure out how to undo their relationship. They are both wary of one another but what would have been more interesting to me was to see them move from wariness to an understanding of each other by the end of the book. Instead, they meet, try some magic, and then go their separate ways several times over the course of the story with no forward motion in getting to know each other. Meanwhile, Kace is still an arrogant, smirking romantic interest, and while we find out more about Addison’s biological parents, nothing is particularly dramatic. There are no revelations that kept me on the edge of my seat, no new information that made my jaw drop. It was just a little, “oh, ok.” I think I need more than that. I just didn’t find myself caring very much. Overall, the premise of the Tethered series is interesting and while I like Addison as a young heroine, I think this book and this series just aren’t for me. 2 howls!