Prime (Riftkeepers Book 1) by Carrie Whitethorne
🎩🎩🎩.5 hats from Julia!
I’ll be honest, this book was an up and down for me. There are times it is a little too fast paced and times that is went too slowly. Once I got through the first half I really got into it. So I’m a bit mixed up on this review. It probably won’t make sense. I did truly enjoy the world that was built and I was a big fan of Charlotte. Charlotte was an amazingly strong woman who seemed to take her trials with grace. I really enjoyed her. Callan, I’m not sure if I ever really got into him. Their connection together felt forced. I actually was hoping for Charlotte and cocky Dane to get together. Now Zander and Enya really stole the story for me. They are such great resilient kids. They both stole a piece of my heart! Both seem to take everything about magic in stride and flourish from training.
I am a bit curious on what will happen next. A lot of things were revealed towards the end that did set my curiosity into overdrive.
Series: Riftkeepers #1
Author: Carrie Whitethorne
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 3, 2017
One night. One taste. Pure Magic.
Stressed and tired, Charlotte needs a break. Raising twins single-handedly often takes a toll that even a glass of wine can’t cure.
And when Charlotte is reunited with the gorgeous and captivating Callan McAidh— who showed her what true passion and pleasure really were years ago— Charlotte knows her life is about to be turned upside down once again.
But when Callan reveals the truth about himself, and about her past, Charlotte is catapulted into a world of danger and mystique. Now, it’s up to Charlotte to accept her destiny while holding on to the only man she’s ever loved.
Charlotte soon learns that some legends have dark origins; some so dark it is impossible to evade their touch.
Carrie is a mum. An author. A creator of worlds. A dreamer. A friend.
At her childhood home in Yorkshire, Carrie was encouraged to utilize her imagination, to see things for what they could be, and to ask the question “what if?” Her mum introduced her to worlds filled with magic: Barrie, Lewis, Tolkien, Blyton. That magic evolved and continued to inspire her when she discovered Rowling and Sanderson. They all asked the question and explored the possibilities, opening doors to new adventures that would forever change generations to come.
Even as a child, Carrie preferred creative outlets and writing. But as an adult, Carrie had not yet had that moment of inspiration to begin writing a novel of her own. That all changed one normal morning, on a normal walk to school, when a small boy slipped from the pavement and on to the road. There was no accident. No horror. Just a near miss that later formulated into one question: what if he was able to save himself? Fueled by this question and Carrie’s love of fantasy, European folklore, and mythological creatures, The Riftkeepers emerged. This world answered her question. The series gave birth to characters that took on a life of their own, many telling continued stories in novellas and spinoffs.
When Carrie isn’t writing and annoying her editor with endless typos, she barely sleeps, thinks about her characters, indulges in an unhealthy Facebook addiction, exploring the beauty of the Lake District as her backyard, and contemplating which she loves more: pizza or wine. Definitely wine. Considered to be one of the most boring people she knows, writing her own biography was a definite weakness. Her first draft was rubbish and was picked apart by friends who insisted she was funnier and far more interesting than she gives herself credit. She was no longer allowed to write her own biography, so she provided input.
Carrie now resides in West Cumbria with her husband and two children. They are her inspiration. Her world.