Monday, February 29, 2016

The 52nd by Dela




- April

Not one of the sacrifices chosen over the long history had survived--until now.
On the tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the immortal Castillo family gathers in Tulum. Weary and haunted, they receive the names of fifty-two human sacrifices chosen once every fifty-two years for the Underworld, a tradition thought to have disappeared with the fall of the Aztec and Mayan empires.
Driving home one night, college freshman Zara Moss swerves to avoid hitting a ghastly figure in the road. Lucas Castillo witnesses the car crash, but when it comes time to supervise her abduction from the wreckage, he intervenes. Something is different about Zara: Lucas has been having dreams of her arrival for five hundred years.
As Lucas and Zara come together to put an end to the bloody sacrifices, they discover that the ancient tradition isn't so easily broken. The gods are angry, and they have until the Winter Solstice to drag Zara to the Underworld. (taken from Amazon description)


I really enjoyed this book.  I found myself mesmerized with the characters and watching the plot unfold.  The more interaction that Zara has with Lucas and his family, the more I was drawn in.  The historical site with the Mayans and Inca was intriguing in and of itself.  Sometimes I got a little confused when the thoughts would switch between characters and I would have to read the same passage over again.  It was easy to relate to the struggle that Zara and Lucas went through emotionally.  The farther I read, the more sucked in, I found myself wishing that I had no other responsibilities than reading the book.  When I finished, I was sad and longing for the next one, but ready to get back to my life.  I am still soo ready for the next book!


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