Thursday, 15 November 2012

Book Review (163): A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends #1) - Jayde Scott

A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends #1)

Publication: 1st May 2011
Publisher: Aurora Press
Pages: 371
Genre: Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
In a world of love bonds, rituals, dark magic, ancient enemies and immortals, nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.

Seventeen-year-old Amber enters the paranormal world by chance when her brother, Dallas, sets her up with a summer job in Scotland. Dallas has spied something in the woods he thinks could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. But instead of finding riches, Amber unknowingly enters a paranormal race—and promptly wins the first prize—a prize for which many would kill. Soon, she discovers her new boss, Aidan, didn’t employ her for her astounding housekeeping skills and he isn't who he claims to be either. 

As the dark forces slowly conspire against Amber, her naivety and love for Aidan catapults her into a calamitous series of otherworldly events. With every immortal creature hunting for her, whom can she trust with her life?
My Thoughts...
I've had this book sitting on my wishlist for quite a while now so when I got a chance to review it I jumped at the chance.
Any book that has anything paranormal mentioned in the blurb I'm willing to read it and I wasn't disappointed with this book, I liked it so much that I read it in a day.
Amber is 17 and has taken a job over the summer to help with her school fees, helped by her brother she arrives in Scotland to a mansion where she is to be the new housekeeper, her new boss Aidan is only ever around at nighttime, along with his brother and his friends.
One night her brother stops by to tell her that he's spotted some gems in a hut out in the woods and he talks her into stealing them, what Amber doesn't know is that by stealing them she has won a race run by different species of paranormals that only occurs every 500 years, and she has also accquired the ability to see spirits which is the prize for the winner, but because she's human a whole lot of the paranormals are  after her, she discovers that there was a reason why she was hired by Aidan, she is meant to be his destined mate!
I loved all the characters in this book, Amber and Aidan were a cute couple and I loved the alternating pov's in the chapters between these two characters, it always interests me to read both sides of the hero and heroine's story.
Another favourite character of mine was Cassandra, she being Lucifer's daughter she was so lovable and completely opposite of what you would assume she would be like.
This book is dark and full of action, great characterisations and an exciting storyline, and I cannot wait to carry on with the rest of the series.
I give this 4/5.

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