Conjured Review

Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia
Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.

My Review
Thoughts on the book: Upon receiving Conjured I wasn't to sure that I was going to like it after reading what is was about because it just didn't really seem to appeal to me. But I decided to try it anyway and I'm glad that I did. It took me until I was a good three quarters of the way through Conjured before I really started enjoying reading it and then I was disappointed when it ended because I wanted more. It took me a very long time to warm to the main character Eve and I really can't tell you why I didn't like her. She is everything that most people would love in a character. The only thing I really liked about her was the mystery that surrounded her and her time lapses where she doesn't know what has happened. I never would have guessed in a million years what really happened to her to make her where she is today. 
I really did like the relationship that she shared with Malcolm and Nicki, where Malcolm became the person who she clung to when she wasn't sure what was reality and what wasn't and was also like a father figure to her in the new world that she found herself in and Nicki was the person that was the hardass on her and made her work for her memories and was like the mother figure in her life. Then there was her blossoming romance with Aidan and Zach. Of course I loved her with Zach the most because even though he didn't understand her or what was going on at the start he still wanted everything to work out for and helped her through some very tough times.

Favourite character: I think that my favourite character would have to be  Zach. From the start he is very witty and very forward with what he wants to do with Eve. Even after everything they go through and everything they find out his feelings for her never change and he fights so hard for her to remember who she is. Even though he has been through a terrible ordeal, and I know that I thought the worst of his father at one stage, he is still such a strong young man.

Favourite moment/quote:
“I can't be bound by a past self I don't remember.”

Rating: 4/5 for the slow start