Review: One Life by L.A. Cadieux

One Life by L.A. Cadieux
Series: Teddy Owens Story (# 1)
Release Date: June 22, 2014
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Pages: 302
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

Intent on leaving her troubled childhood in the past, snow-obsessed sixteen year old Teddy Owens has moved from Texas to her uncle’s secluded Rocky Mountain estate—a beautiful place, but colder than she imagined. Curious about her surroundings she ignores the persistent advice of new friends and digs around to uncover the allure of the mysterious estate—only to discover her friends have terrifying secrets of their own. With each new revelation, Teddy is thrust further into a clandestine underworld where she is hunted for her dormant supernatural power … the ability to save just one person from death. After her family’s sordid history of betrayal is unearthed, Teddy’s world is rocked when she must travel to New York City and take an oath promising her power to an arrogant heir of the underworld, Leevi Koivu. Can she trust him? And in the end someone she loves, but cannot save, will die.

 

Review: I absolutely loved this book. I’m not usually an emotional person when I am reading but this story really had my emotions out of control. I laughed, I cried and I think my heart skipped a few beats.

Teddy is a typical teenager, or so it would seem. Throughout the book she finds herself in situations in which she is forced to make difficult decisions. For a girl her age, she is a strong, independent character and I fell in love with her immediately. Her love interest, Kane, is also a great character. He is funny and mysterious. Teddy and Leevi, the man who she has promised her power to, have an amazing connection. He is charming and confident. All of the characters are realistic in their own way despite their supernatural abilities. The storyline is awesome and there was never a dull moment. The only thing I would change is the view point. I would love to know how the other characters feel and what they think, especially Kane.

It took me two days to finish this book. I read it every chance I could. With my busy schedule, finishing a book that fast is a miracle. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Teddy’s story series.

 

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