Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The White Aura by Felicia Tatum (The White Aura, #1)

The White Aura 
by Felicia Tatum

My rating: 3 stars

Series: The White Aura - Book 1
Publisher: Felicia Tatum Books; Second edition (January 3, 2014)
Publication Date: January 3, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy - Older YA Scenes
Print Length: 251 pages
Available from: Amazon

If he meets her, she will die. Twenty year old sorcerer and college student Scott Tabors knew he’d found his heart mate the moment he saw seventeen year old Olivia Whitehead outside of a coffee shop. He longs for her, he wants her, and he knows she will be his. But due to a curse on his family, he can’t meet her. Not yet. So for now, he visits her in her dreams, where he can tell her everything but his name.

Olivia Whitehead and her best friend Juniper are enjoying their junior year and are as close as sisters. But Olivia can’t tell anyone about the strange changes she’s experiencing, beginning with steamy dreams featuring a mysterious dark haired young man. But what will happen when the school heartthrob starts showing interest? Will she wait around for her dream man, or will she move on?

Then, when Olivia’s life is put in danger by a new threat, Scott must find a way to save her – without condemning her to an early death.  

The White Aura by Felicia Tatum (The White Aura, #1)

The White Aura (White Aura, #1)His family of sorcerers was cursed in love long ago and must resist the pull to their heartmate or risk their death if they met too soon, but Scott could walk in dreams and there he could spend time with Olivia. Olivia believed these dreams to be just that, vivid, romantic dreams.

A seventeen-year-old high school student, Olivia has also caught the attention of the school jock, but is he merely human competition or is there something more sinister in his attentions? Fearing he will lose Olivia, Scott knows he must find a way to break the ancient curse, but he had no idea there would be so much more behind Aiden’s attentions. Will Scott find a way to break the curse and keep Olivia alive? Will he be able to protect her from evil or will he discover there is more to Olivia than meets the eye?

Felicia Tatum’s THE WHITE AURA is told through dual POVs, chapter to chapter as we see the plot unfold through both Olivia’s eyes and Scott’s. I loved the synopsis, nothing like a good fantasy tale filled with secrets, young romance and danger. It was in the execution that I was pulled out of the story. Olivia’s family life is so shrouded and flat, her parents felt like cardboard entities. Olivia, herself seemed like a very young teen, hardly ready for eternal love. It was even difficult to imagine that Scott was a college student. Then, BAM, the descriptives of the scenes and their impressions of each other bordered on adult romance…almost as if square pegs were being forced into round holes. Suddenly a tale that at first, I thought I could give to a thirteen-year-old became something only a much older teen should read. Call me old-fashioned…

Too much attention to details that didn't forward the story, too many pieces missing that seemed could have been helpful. Fabulous supporting characters, very alive and often fun to follow really saved this one for me.

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