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February 20th 2014: The Mr. Darcy – Guy Character that acts standoffish at first….but is sincerely attracted to the girl.
I am going with the first male character that came to mind with this description. Four or Tobias from the Divergent series is definitely a guy who pretends to be a tough instructor and have no feelings, but we all knew that he would become a softie. The romance between Tobias and Tris is frustrating and annoying, but it makes me feel like I am in love with him too. The way his personality and his love grows throughout the series is captivating and his character is definitely one of my fiction crushes.
“Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy’s mom decides they need to take a break.
Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who’s always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush.”
This spinoff of one of my favorite series Hex Hall was one of the best books I have ever read. The characters were so realistic, I felt like they were my friends and through all the ups and downs I could connect to everything they were feeling. The way Izzy changes from a girl who lives just to be a monster hunter to a teenage girl who goes to a real high school and makes friends makes a strangely interesting story. Her friends, as annoying and weird as they may be sometimes are super amazing and extremely entertaining.
The action was not as prominent as I hoped it might be, I am an action lover, but it was still a good story. There were only a handful of confrontations that led to violence or fear, but it was well balanced with Izzy figuring out how to deal with the haunting. I wish it could have had a bit more action but I still love the story.
The romance aspect was completely adorable. I usually don’t read books without a bit of romance in them and this one made me fall in love with yet another fictional character. The adorable crush Izzy develops over the course of the novel is frustrating at points but I was always rooting for her.
This book was amazing and I loved all of it. The book only gets better as it goes on and if you like fantasy books then this book is for you. I definitely recommend reading this book and of course, reading the Hex Hall series.
You can buy School Spirits here.