Tuesday, August 6, 2013

#Review: CUSPIAN by DC Hall


3 of 5 stars

CUSPIANS: those born on the cusp between two astrological signs who have enhanced powers depending on what signs they fall between. That is who twins Kendal and Kennedi Miles are, but they have no idea what it means. When their mother is brutally murdered, they must live with their estranged Dad in Eureka, CA and that's when things start to go awry. There are plenty of family secrets, and the more the twins dig into their Mom's murder, the stranger things become for them. Enhanced powers, a mysterious family friend and a shadowy organization who wants to kidnap them force Kendal and Kennedi to mistrust everyone around them.

This was a unique and interesting idea. The story itself is inventive and the author did a good job of letting the reader get to know Kendal and Kennedi through their inner thoughts. Their powers are revealed slowly creating great suspense. Unfortunately, this book is riddled with so many typos that it jarred me out of the story continuously. And not just a few typos, there were multiple ones in almost every chapter. The book needs the eyes of a good editor. I'm also not a fan of authors who fail to wrap up any of the story line threads and just leaves everything as a cliff hanger. Cliff hangers are good, of course, but nothing is resolved in this book. 

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.