Revelations by Carrie Lynn Barker
Revelations is a paranormal thriller about a young woman, Christiana, who is genetically engineered with super human powers, the most impressive being the power to heal. She is studied like a lab rat, put in coma, and somewhat brainwashed, although the brainwashing doesn’t quite stick. Early in the book she tracks down her father, Christian. He is about to die but she changes his future. He never knew he had a daughter. Their warm reunion is cut short as outside forces go to extremes to keep them apart. Christiana ends up in a remote hideout with others like her, capable of superhuman powers. One of her new friends can light fire with his hands and others were bred as a werewolf and vampire. Jonas, her love interest, has reptilian qualities. As the story progresses, Christiana’s low profile is blown after she heals a cancer ridden child in the hospital. Her new hideout is compromised. Once again, she is running from the unknown. Things become clear once she breaks into a government laboratory and discovers human experimentation. Without ruining the story, she seeks revenge.
Loved this high octane cat and mouse chase from the first page to the last! It’s got all of the elements paranormal lovers want with interesting characters and unpredictable twists and turns. The story is told in first person Christiana. The author effectively lets us in, getting us to know and care for Christiana, her father, and friends. There is a theme of conspiracy/Big Brother that I especially appreciated. The story reminded me of a mixture between True Blood and Avengers. Barker infuses light humor in several spots, getting me to laugh out loud. The writing is always clear and easy to follow, making this a quick, fun read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal mixed with science fiction and conspiracy. It’s clean enough for teens to enjoy. 5/5 Stars