Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Athena Effect"- Derrolyn Anderson

My Rating 4 stars


Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about? Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity.

He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?

My Thoughts:

Its not to often I come across a good book like this one. It had me up late reading and I just didn’t want to set it down. The story of Cal and Cali was addicting.

Cali is just a girl who lived her entire life out in the middle of nowhere with her parents. They didn’t have electricity or anything else for that matter. They lived totally off the grid. This was completely normal for Cali. She is perfectly happy just living by their means, she just reads a lot. She is sort of a loner type. I fell in love with her almost immediately; she is shy, yet not afraid of anyone. She is able to see people’s moods and help alter feelings. One day she comes home to find out that she no longer has parents and is to live with her aunt in the city. Nothing could have prepared her for what the world is really like, the overwhelming colors of the kids at school, the sleazy boyfriend of her step dad. She just doesn’t understand the world.

She meets Cal one day; she calms his dog down in front of his house, and runs away from him when he asks her about it. Cal is like a smoky bad boy, who drives a motorcycle and has a tattoo what more could you want? He drowns his sorrows in booze and girls, and does some shady things for his brother. Cali saves him numerous times from bad situations, and he becomes smitten with her. He just doesn’t understand why her, she is a weird girl who knows nothing about the world today. While reading this book I could help but think that Cali reminded me of someone who came to the future from a long time ago, its like a brand new world for her. She had been hidden away her entire life, for a reason and when she discovers why, its up to Cal to save her. I really enjoyed this book and anxiously awaiting the next one. I took a chance on this book and I am glad I did. 

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**Disclaimer: A Copy of this book was provided in exchange for a review.***


  1. Thanks so much for reading, reviewing & posting!
    I'm hard at work on the sequel, and hope to have it ready in a month or so... Wish me luck :)

  2. Your Welcome, I very much enjoyed it, and thats good news about the sequel wont have to wait to long :]