Review: Unclaimed (Unclaimed #1) by Laurie Wetzel

Author: Laurie Wetzel
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publication Date: August 11th 2014 
Source: ebook (purchased)


Abandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unlovable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy’s defenses. Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don’t know. He makes her feel safe—a feeling she’s never experienced except in her dreams.
When Maddy witnesses MJ disappear and reappear in thin air, she realizes she might have been wrong about him. He could be dangerous—maybe even a killer. Determined to uncover the truth of who—or what—MJ is, Maddy ignores her instinct to run. But she soon realizes that getting close to MJ could cost more than a broken heart—it could cost Maddy her soul.

Maddy Page believes she is just another girl, a little below average that interests no one. Even though she sees herself that way, at night she is everything but common. Every night she dreams of being inside other girl's body and lets her take the lead while she experiences her life.
One day Maddy meets MJ and he is completely different from any guy she's ever met before. She soon finds herself confiding in him and starts to feel something she has ever only experienced in her dreams.
When Maddy sees MJ disappear and reappear in thin air she starts suspecting something else is going on. She doesn't really know him! He could be dangerous or want to hurt someone. She is determined to find out what he is so she does not run, she keeps trailing him. Because of her curiosity, Maggie ends up finding a reality she had never even imagined.
I actually loved following Maddy and MJ on their adventure. I really love mystical and magical stories that take a little bit of our world and turn it into something else. Something magical and fulfilling to read.
The love aspect of this story is not tiring and too "mushy" but still makes your heart beat faster and makes you wish to read what is coming. The characters actually evolve and change during the story and you actually feel they are real people, not some made up beings that are walking around.
There are many elements that make it easier to believe that this might happen, in an alternate world, a little bit similar to ours. I don't know if I would like to live in a world with so many problems (maybe even more than ours) but I actually find it fascinating.
This is a great book for all fantasy lovers out there. If you read Cassandra Clare's, Lauren Kate's and Becca Fitzpatrick's books I believe you'll love this kind of story.

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