Friday 22 February 2013

The Athena Effect - Derrolyn Anderson

Short description

The Athena Effect (The Athena Effect, #1)Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity.

He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?

My opinion

I received a free egalley from this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
This book got me hooked from the very first page. It was one of those books that you can read all night long without knowing that time is passing by. The two Cals are people you can easily like. Cali is a sweet innocent girl, but at the same time she knows how to defend herself, she is though in her own way. Cali is naïve but it wasn’t annoying at all, it was just a part of her personality. And unlike other naïve characters she couldn’t do anything about it, plus she was willing to learn new things each day. Cal is a great guy, while he was a total player and a jerk when we first met him in the book he really cares for Cali and for his brother. And when further in the book you can see that is actually is a very sweet boy.
The storyline of the book was also amazing, it started as just a normal love story but it unfolded as so much more. Near the end we finally got to know what the Athena Effect was and I am dying to get to know more about it. So I am definitely going to read the next book.
This was definitely a book that more people should know about!

Author: Derroly Anderson
Publishing date: August 30th 2012
Pages: 221
Other books:
  • The Mackenzie Legacy (The Athena Effect #2) (Expected 2013)
See you later xx


  1. Thanks so much for reading, reviewing & posting!
    I'm close to being finished with the sequel, so wish me luck :) Back to it...

  2. Thank you for letting me read your book! I'm looking forward to the next one.


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