Author: Ella James
Series: Stained #1
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Julia is a seventeen year old foster child who has always felt a little different. That feeling is confirmed the night the only people she’s called family are killed in a house fire. Julia is different, she is Stained and she is about to find out something is out to kill her too.
Cayne has lived a long life, but he is unable to remember most of it. What he does know is that he is determined to kill Samyaza. One night while trying to accomplish just that, he ends up saving a young girl’s life. He wasn’t looking for a traveling companion, but he has one now.
This story is an interesting combination of good versus evil and boy meets girl. I like the characters; Julia is a strong female which is always nice to see. She is not sure what is happening or what she is, but she wants to find out. She follows her instincts and doesn’t take no for an answer. Cayne is the hot hunk of a supernatural sort. I like his character; he’s going through a personal struggle to figure himself out, but still takes the time to help Julia. He’s battling his natural instincts over what he deems right. I am interested to see what happens in the next part of their story. I give this book 3.5 stars.