by Christin Lee
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Supremacy - Book 1
Publication Date: June 3, 2016
Publisher: Christin Lee
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 318 pages
Kate Parker, is a 17 year old senior living in Texas. She's on the swim team, has two incredible best friends, and a passion for saving animals. She falls hard when she meets a mysterious and fascinating guy named Lucas. He has a sexy accent and a killer smile. However, she sees unexplained pain and anger in his dark brown eyes. He claims he’s a foreign exchange student from Spain who is attending the local University—Kate knows there’s more to his story than that. She works hard to discover who he is—what he is.
Supremacy (Supremacy #1) by Christin Lee
There’s a new YA author in town and Christin Lee is setting a high bar for YA reading that is young YA safe, too! Supremacy is an exciting start to a new series that takes us to the center of the earth where a hidden society, far superior to us surface dwellers has remained hidden for eons.
Kate is an almost typical teen who is used to having things come easy to her in life with her total recall of all that goes on around her. Being a passionate animal rescuer on the hunt for an abandoned dog, she finds Lucas, a handsome and charming motorcyclist whose bike is broken down. Aside from being a little mysterious, there is something about him that gets under her skin and she needs to discover just what this feeling is. Too bad her father has pretty much pulled the welcome mat right out from under Lucas’ feet. Be amazed at Lucas' self-control when confronted, something he has never done in his life. All he knows is that Kate has awoken something within him that was trained out of him long ago and he wants her and will do anything to protect and keep her.
Little did Kate know her world would be forever changed, that people didn’t need to look to the stars for buried secrets, they just had to look down, right beneath their very feet. Will Kate find that Lucas’ secrets are too unbelievable or will she demand proof, a proof that will put both themselves and the world in mortal danger?
Prepare yourselves to travel beneath the surface of the earth, to find a society that is both terrifying and fascinating at the same time. Christin Lee has proven that we don’t need other-worldly beings to find fascinating fantasy, high tension and adventure, all we need to do is stay firmly planted right where we are. Without any high angst and with a clear and simple style of writing, this tale is safe to share with younger teens, which is ideal to awake another reader to the wonderful world of books. Some may find Kate a little over the top, yet I found her to be resilient. Maybe things have always come too easy for her, and maybe there is a reason we have not been told yet, who knows? Lucas will surprise readers with his story, he is definitely NOT your typical YA hero. A great escape into fantasy that will keep you turning pages, because how do you know there isn’t more to the earth than dirt below the surface?
I received an ARC edition from Christin Lee in exchange for my honest review.