107.Unnatural by Michael Griffo
Unnatural follows Michael Howard, who is struggling with his sexuality—he feels alone, like there is no one out there for him to love or someone to love him. His grandparents are horrible, his mom is mental, and being from a small town in Nebraska he really can’t open up to who he is. But things change for the good when his mom commits suicide and his estranged father takes him to live in England with him, and attend the Archangel Academy—and there he finds acceptance and finds love with Ronan, who is basically a hybrid vampire(outcast to the normal vampires) trying to be with his true love(Michael) and hope he will accept him.
I started reading Unnatural around December and then I stopped, and not because I didn’t like it, I just found something more interesting to read, but I regret putting down—should had just kept reading it. So when I picked it up in May again I finished the book in two days >.<, just laid on bed flipping through the pages—well sliding(are you still flipping through pages if you’re using a nook?)—whatever.
This book was definitely original, I’ve never read a book where it’s gay romance with supernatural elements in it, it was pretty interesting. The characters were also new to me yet old—I got attached to some characters, especially Brania—she’s like Katherine from the Vampire Diaries(tv show and books), twisted and selfish, and very confident. I did like Michael in the beginning, but once you get around the middle of the book for some reason his character and plot begins to blend in with the background. What’s happening around him without his knowledge was more interesting. I think I really started to like his character was when the book enters it’s climax—it really helps set up his character’s plot in the next book, which I’m looking forward to it.
Overall, I recommend this book to who ever is interested in LGBT lit—it will definitely feel like a new experience reading this book >.<
Publisher:Kensington Publishing Corporation
Genre:LGBT lit, ya, romance, supernatural
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