I received an ARC of The Genesis of Evangeline by Rachel Jonas in exchange for a review.
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
I was so captivated with this story from the moment I started reading it. The characters were so fleshed out and felt so real that I honestly felt like I was part of the story with them. The plot line was amazing and the pacing was perfect. I loved that there wasn’t any time gaps and that everything flowed so perfectly.
The story starts out with Evie baring herself to a new psychologist. She’s in a new town, at a new school, and has recently found out that she’s adopted. Though an appointment with a psychologist, especially an appointment where not much is really said, is not the most entertaining way to begin a story, it definitely shows Evie’s personality.
Things start to become strange for both Nick and Evie and even though they don’t realize it until the end, Evie and Nick have more in common than they think.
I got a lot of Twilight vibes from this story. From the girl being in a new town to the love triangle to the aspect of there being shifters. I honestly didn’t mind because I’ve always loved aspects of the Twilight series, but The Genesis of Evangeline was so much better than Twilight.
I also got some Harry Potter vibes from this story with the whole plot of two of the characters being connected. Reminded me a lot of Voldemort and Harry Potter and the whole “neither can live while the other survives” plot.
I absolutely loved that the story alternated between character’s point of views. It definitely shed light on what could have been a very one sided story that wouldn’t have been developed as well if it had just been in Evie’s point of view. The love triangle did throw me off a little bit at first, but when things came to light it definitely made sense.
Overall, I highly recommend this story! The plot is amazing, the pacing is perfect, and the characters felt so real. I definitely can’t wait for the next book!