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- Print Length : 372 pages
- File Size : 1411 KB
- Publisher : Entangled: Teen (2 Oct. 2017)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B075JK2D24
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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- Best Sellers Rank: 1,053,521 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The ending did knock a star off for me, however, i found it very unsatisfying which is a pity given how much I enjoyed everything else. But i wanted to see Jeremy taste freedom for the first time and to travel and break his curse. Oh, well. Still a very enjoyable read.
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3 / 5
The Uncrossing was an odd little book. It’s about a curse on a young man called Jeremy Kovrov, the adopted son of a powerful family, and another boy who can unravel almost any curse. It’s about magic in New York, about power and history and the lengths we will go to to hide the past. But it was also just plain weird.
"I know he's hard to like," Alexei had said, "but he loves you." There was nothing as simple as word for that.
Luke is employed by the Kovrov family, who are sort of the magical gangster family of New York. They’re powerful and dangerous and they employ Luke, against the wishes of his parents, to unravel curses for them. In Jeremy Kovrov, Luke finds the first curse that he can’t seem to break. It’s just a weird twist of fate that Jeremy’s been in love with Luke since they were kids and Luke has a boyfriend who seems like a bit of a dck.
The Uncrossing is incredibly imaginative. Jeremy’s curse is really interesting (I won’t spoil it for you) and you really feel for him. His family has a lot of secrets that are slowly revealed throughout the book and his relationships with his two older brothers are complicated and interesting. Eastlake has written some really compelling relationships: Luke the curse-breaker and his curse-maker sister; Luke and his parents; Jeremy and his slightly insane family; Luke and Jeremy. The romance between Jeremy and Luke is a slow-burn, full of heart-break and pain, and I thought it was very nicely done.
"Camille's glare was intimidating. She wore a thick layer of black lipstick like she wanted someone to ask her if it was a metaphor"
But a lot of the book is just very confusing: I didn’t really understand how magic and New York fitted together. Do normal people know about magic? Is there just magical communities? Then there’s some sort of magical gangs? Huh. The way curses are made and unravelled is also sort of weird and not very well explained.
Overall, whilst I found The Uncrossing confusing to read, it had a lot going for it: interesting characters, a novel setting, and an imaginative plot.
Crossing is to curse so uncrossing is to uncurse. Luke has a gift just like his sister. They are opposites. Luke can Uncross almost any curse. Jeremy is the one puzzle he can't work out.
Two powerful families control the magic in New York. Jeremy belongs to the Kovrov family. They are known to protect their own and be ruthless. Luke is aware of the dangers when he starts working with the family, but the opportunity is too good to turn down. He works alongside Jeremy and can't help but be interested in the puzzle which has taken over his life.
Jeremy has always had a thing for Luke. He thinks he is the answer to his prayers. Everyone can see the crush Jeremy has. Everyone expects Luke.
Uncrossed is a gay romance novel with a complex fantasy storyline. The story is creative and I found it really interesting.
4.5 Stars out of 5. It's different and I haven't read anything similar.
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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I am giving this a 3 or a 3.5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this book, the magic, the love and friendship between the two main characters and a curse. Three of the best things in a fantasy book.
I loved the writing style, it had me keeping going when it was getting tough for me to make it through. This debut author is a truly spectacular writer.
Her characters are amazing, Luke and Jeremy, are way to adorable. The love they clearly share and the fact that they try to deny it for so long had me routing for them and wanting to finish the book faster so that I could find out if they ended up together.
I particularly loved the relationship between Jeremy and his older brothers Alexei and Sergei - the brotherly love was very clear and adorable even though they aren't true brothers. The relaxed and familiar feel had you feeling like they were definitely meant to be family.
However the reason it lost a couple of stars for me is because of the magic side of things. I love magic - every kind - but it was very confusing for me. I wasn't able to follow the magic as clearly as I would have liked to and it definitely lost me a little in the middle.
Yet I would definitely recommend this to magic fantasy lovers and I even have already!