25 November 2011

{Book Review} Wynter Chelsea

By: Me My Shelf And I | 25 November 2011 at 1:20 AM | | | | | | |


Wynter Chelsea: The Legacy (Wynter Chelsea #1)
Author: Becca Ritchie
Format: eBook
Pages: 384
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Published: October 19, 2008
Rating: 4 Birds

Four hundred years ago a creature descended upon the Earth. The supernatural hunted innocent lives wanting blood and vengeance. Two families, the Wynters and the Chelseas, knew of the darkness that reigned over the world. For thousands of years they hunted and killed to protect those who knew nothing of the dangers.
Amanda Chelsea vies to be a part of the Wynter Chelsea legacy, constantly craving the thrill of a lifetime that her older brother, Jack, and the two Wynter boys experience. At seventeen, Amanda’s passion to fight is overwhelming, and she cannot come to grips with why the boys are protecting her. Abilities are cast upon the new generation of Wynters and Chelseas, only in hopes of guiding them to vanquish the impenetrable creature. Even as Amanda Chelsea receives the power of empathy, feeling other people’s emotions, it brings more harm than a vital potency. Through the turmoil in New Jersey, Dustin Wynter is the only one able to relate to Amanda with a similar gift. As Jack’s rage boils over the edge, Dustin must put the pieces back together and hold the legacy up with a shaking arm and a quirky brother by his side.
When the world couldn’t seem to become anymore dangerous, both parents of each family go missing. Now with no choice but to bring Amanda along, she finally is able to fight without hassle, but is it worth it? Is the disappearance of the ones she loved a price that she has to pay for her dream to join the legacy? Traveling across the United States, the four young adults must confront their hidden emotions and ultimate reason for living.
Wynter Chelsea is a novel about finding truth in oneself and truth in the world amid the darkness that follows. Readers of the young adult genre will connect with Amanda’s coming of age story, where life seems to be at the tip of her fingers but she can’t hold on to it. Wynter Chelsea has a spark of comedy with Trevor Wynter and love with the bubbling young romance of Amanda and Dustin. With a strong sense of love, loss, and sacrifice, Wynter Chelsea connects the sentiment of the reader to the page. When the reader closes the novel, their heart will surely be left within the lines

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My take: So what is there to say?  Wynter Chelsea is totally off kilter – but in an oh so good way!  Fighting demons, spirits and what have you is not a way you’d normally go about trying to fight for your parents…but the Wynter family and the Chelsea family have been brought into this life.

What makes this book so good is that you see it through Amanda’s eyes – but she’s constantly with her brother Jack, and two other guys of the Wynter family – Trevor and Dustin.  Through the different aspects, Amanda’s never been able to fight, to help…to really do anything worthy of really earning the trust and respect of her older brother and the two other boys.  She’s always been the protected.

Amanda’s this strong willed character who basically is out to defy every rule that’s ever been put against her for being the only girl to be born into the family.  And with this generation of Wynter’s and Chelsea’s comes the supernatural aspect – they all have some sort of ‘power’ if you will.  It’s not enough that the boys all get to practice with their gifts, and learn how to fight and defend themselves that pushes Amanda over the edge – it’s the boys also stand against her in wishing she learn to protect herself because they constantly have to.

The trials and tribulations that each of these characters seemingly goes through is enough to take in – especially when they go to fight someone…or rather something in the mystical realm.  Their parents taught them well – but will it ever be enough to get past everything that lies in their way?

All in all, it’s a pretty darn good book for something that’s outside my normal realm of liking or truly understanding (because let’s face it, unless it has a vampire, an angel or a witch, I’m usually nowhere to be found).  So this was a great way to jump outside of myself and enjoy a good book!

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  1. Great review! :) I haven't heard about this book before, so thanks for spotlighting it! :)

  2. Thanks for the review! I haven't heard of this one before and sounds like a book I'd enjoy! I love when the protagonist is strong.

    I'll keep an eye on this one!

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