Sunday, 22 February 2015

Book Review: The Token

Author: Natasha Rogue
Rating: ★★★★☆
The Token is a fantasy novel intertwined with romance, a classic mix for YA fiction. The main character, Callie, labels herself as a typical sixteen year old apart from her one true talent for singing.  She gets caught up in a love triangle involving a childhood friend and her best friend's brother (let the screaming drama begin). But nothing is all as it seems as Callie starts to notice suspicious behaviour from almost all her peer students at school including her best friend, Tammy. 

I loved reading this. I would have given it five stars but I'm not sure I would read it again as one of the great things about the narrative is the mystery of who all the characters are. At first, I thought it would be another okay-ish read but honestly? I could not stop reading! There are so many plot twists but not enough to overwhelm you. As you read through the story, the person who we think is the villain is suddenly the good guy and another person takes his/her place.

There were some points where I thought the story dragged slightly whilst the characters wait for something to happen. A lot of time is spent in Callie's bedroom anticipating arrivals or news for other characters. Although, some of this time did allow us as the readers to discover information about the supernatural element of the story.

If you enjoyed reading the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick then I am sure you will enjoy reading The Token for the development of romance that both narratives share. It also shares a few similarities with The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare such as the theme of demonic activity is encountered in both stories. Another similarity this shares with TMI is the idea of there being this 'other-world' but rather than it having Shadowhunters and Downworlders it's made up of five races including Humans, the Breed, and Magi.

Overall, I strongly recommend The Token to anyone searching for a quick but compelling read jam-packed with a road full of twists and turns.


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