Book Review – Jaguar Sun by Martha Bourke #WomensLiteraryCafe

Jaguar Sun (Jaguar Sun Series #1)Jaguar Sun by Martha Bourke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I usually don’t read YA fantasy. I can easily claim I’m a tough cookie when it comes to review books, because my taste level is extremely sensitive to bad editing, bad writing, stupid plot lines and idiotic characters. I say it how it is. Either your book’s great or it sucks.

Martha was courageous enough to ask whether I’d like to review her latest book: Jaguar Sun. I had no idea what the story was until she just told me it had to do with the end of the world and the Mayan calendar. Alright. She convinced me to give it a shot.

Jaguar Sun is definitely a fun book to read. The style flows, the editing is excellent, and the story is really good. She tells the tale of Maya, a sixteen year old girl of Mayan descent, who one day discovers she has become a shifter. In a world where every human being has an animal alter ego, Maya knows the consequences of such a change on her life and the life of her friends. Her fate will soon be revealed to her, and she will understand she’s part of a much bigger picture involving the end of the world on December 21, 2012. Aided by her lovely boyfriend Matt, and her best friends the twins Damian and Lyssa, she will learn how to accept her new condition and how to use her energy to save the world from evil forces. Jaguar Sun is the beginning of a series which will be followed by Jaguar Moon.

If you like witty and strong female characters, Maya is your girl. Matt is simply to die for, and I think every woman will have a serious crush on him after the first few chapters. The twins spice up the story with just the right amount of humor.

So what are you waiting for? Go read!

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