Shooting Stars Reviews – “I really loved the plot of this book. And all of the characters were awesome as well. I can not wait to read more. I really enjoyed this one, and I highly recommend it.”

 #30 Something Mel – “Undertow was more than I was expecting. It’s not just a YA/paranormal romance, in fact its a lot more. Eila is a really likeable girl. I like that she isn’t perfect, she isn’t that ‘IT’ girl you have in books. No, she’s a girl character many teens out there will be able to relate too. And Raef, oh Raef. He’s the boy all girls dream of, or the idea of him is.”

Julie, NetGalley – “What a wonderful book!! I was drawn in from the beginning with such amazing characters. I loved the depth and description that KR Conway gave to each person in this novel. It is quite a ‘gem’ in the paranormal category.”

Head Stuck in a Book – “I absolutely loved this book, such a fresh, exciting and exhilarating read, with such an original concept that I can see this book doing very well. Combining a new paranormal concept with a dash of action and romance, you’ll be taken on a ride as soon as you open this book to its first page and lose yourself in it’s fantastic storyline.”

 WOrkS of FiCTioN – “All in all Undertow is a great book that not only keeps you guessing, but doesn’t let you set it down. I loved the characters and their interactions and definitely hoping for a continuation of their story.”

 Vicci’s Crazy Book Addiction – “Finally some fresh new worlds in the Young Adult Paranormal series! Wow, the author does a wonderful job of creating a whole new realm of Paranormal. The author has a way of weaving the story so that before you know it, you are falling in love with Eila, Raef, and the whole gang. This books just keeps you spell bound form the very beginning.”

 Book Talks by the Library Lady – “I could not put this one down!  Even when I needed to put it down, I had to almost immediately pick it back up.  It took mere hours for me to read this entire book and I am truly ticked that Eila’s next story won’t be published until July 2014.  I don’t want to wait for this story to continue! This is an addictive read.”

 Susan Reid, Author of THE DIVINITY SAGA – “I really liked this original story line and setting. It was well written and established each character well, with a unique take on supernatural beings. All in all, I really did enjoy the story and look forward to the next in this series!”

 Twin Spin – “If I had to summarize the whole story in one word it would be refreshing. Although there was one main character in Eila there was a great and entertaining supporting cast that were interesting enough to be able to stand on their own within the story. Often I find that beyond the main character the rest are either boring or annoying. Not in this case. I found myself invested in all of the characters. The romance aspect of the storyline was also intense. I thoroughly enjoyed this read.”

 New Books on My Shelves – “A beautiful original paranormal romance full of surprises. I loved it! I have not found any lengths, no downtime. I liked this very dynamic paranormal romance. Can’t wait to put my hands on the sequel.”

 This Crazy, Beautiful Life – “LOVED this book! I very rarely want to read books more than once, but this one I do!”

Confessions of a Book Addict –  I absolutely loved this book, it is the perfect combination of mystery, adventure, small town life and the supernatural. The plot was suspenseful and unpredictable. When Eila begins to unravel the mystery behind inheriting her new home and her family history, the story takes on twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end.

 Reading Diva – “This series takes paranormal somewhere I haven’t been as a reader and I can’t wait to spend more time at the Cape or wherever Eila’s journey takes her. Do I recommend this book? Yes, Yes, Yes, and YES!”

Fantasy Ultimate – “Great book!! The writing was vivid and created great atmospheres and characters. The mystery about Eila, Raef, and the others was top-notch.”

Carrie Reads A Lot – “Wow. This book really blew me away. After reading a lot of YA in the past year, it really takes something special to get 5 stars, but this book really did it. I don’t think the next book can come out fast enough. If you’re into YA paranormal romance, you should read this book. It will have you sighing and smiling like a teenager again.”

“I loved the character development, the dialogue, the plot, and the setting. It is the type of book that allows the reader to enter fully into an alternative universe completely. To the point where the characters starred in my dreams and, after completing the book, I felt so sad to release that world. For me, that is the mark of a successful book – when I mourn the loss of the character’s company upon completion.” – Meghan

Reader: Bethany J.

“Loved this book! It’s rare for me to enjoy a book right out of the gate. Usually there’s a slow patch I have to endure before really getting into the good stuff. But not this time. I was into this book from the very beginning. Another remarkable quality was it’s ability to keep my rather short attention span occupied the entire time. From start to finish, not a dull spot nor a draggy section. Just pure enjoyment. Not to mention that Eila is the perfect heroine. Totally believable, relatable, and not the least bit annoying or idiotic. *cough, Bella Swan, cough* 

 It helped that I felt a remarkable connection to her, almost like we were one in the same. So much so that I had to remind myself on several occasions that I do not have a beautiful boy waiting in the wings lol. The other supporting characters were also strong and convincing, each portrayed with very clear and differing personalities. Unique plot line, yet familiar in the best of ways. Having spent much of my life on Cape Cod, it was wonderful to, for once, be able to accurately visualize the locations I was reading about. And yet it was like seeing all those old familiar places in a brand new light. This book has it all – a deep exciting story, characters I actually gave a crap about, and an ending that left me longing for more. Definitely worth the read. Can’t wait for the movie!”

Reader: Mara M.

“Loved it! I still wanted to read when I was actually working. The book called for me, for sure. That’s always a MARVELOUS sign. Finished it up last night. A very satisfactory way to start the weekend! Some great twists at the end. I really loved all the characters and I am sad that the story is over. Loved the setting. You have a talent for story telling.”

Reader: Cynthia R. 

“WOW! I don’t even read this stuff, but I am now suffering from an epic sunburn because I forgot time while reading outside at the beach. Just incredible – I can see the characters so clearly and feel them so fully. I can’t get them out of my head – I lay in bed rerunning the whole thing. I’m dying to know what comes next. You’ve started the next book, RIGHT? Sneak peek for me, MAYBE? PLEASE?” 

Reader: Meghan K.

“Let me start by admitting that I am a sucker for supe-stories, and this one certainly has its share of supes (super-natural characters)!  They are all the unlikely residents of beautiful, seaside Barnstable. I loved following Eila on her journey from poverty to her multi-million dollar Cape Cod home. The characters were all well-rounded and the way their lives are intertwined and their reactions to one another become clear as the book progresses. The characters are so enjoyable that I would love to know more about them, especially Ana and MJ. 

I loved the character development, the dialogue, the plot, and the setting. It is the type of book that allows the reader to enter fully into an alternative universe completely. To the point where the characters starred in my dreams and, after completing the book, I felt so sad to release that world. For me, that is the mark of a successful book – when I mourn the loss of the character’s company upon completion.

I loved this book and I highly recommend it, there is so much to enjoy in here: a star-crossed romance, supernatural battle, mystery, action, poverty, wealth, life, and death.”

Books I enjoyed in the same genre:

1. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
2. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling (In my dream, Hermione was turned into an Umbratta) 
3. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins


4 Comments on “REVIEWS of UNDERTOW”

  1. I am an avid reader of all types of books. Undertow pulled me in (no pun intended) right from the start and captivated me to the end. I would recommend this book without hesitation. Thanks Russell, I would not have known about the author had you not told me. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


  2. I am not a avid book reader but I could not put the book down. I loved it, can not wait to read the second one. I really enjoyed that the book took place right here on Cape Cod.


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