The Girl With the Half and Half Face by Leslie Miller Review
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Release Date: November 14, 2014
She’s been trained to follow wherever her Core leads.Until it leads her away from everything she’s ever known . . . into mortal danger.
Eighteen-year-old Kayli-el discovers she’s part of a new, evolving species on her planet, with a powerful internal guidance called the Core. After her teacher is murdered for its secrets, Kayli-el runs for her life – right into the arms of Tamber, a boy who’s crossed the ocean on a mysterious quest . . . to find her!
When the same killers who murdered her teacher capture her best friend Serene, Kayli-el faces a choice with potentially deadly consequences: follow her Core’s wisdom and flee across the ocean to safety with Tamber, or defy her own guidance to try to save Serene’s life.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
The Girl With the Half and Half Face is about Kayli-el who on her eighteenth birthday see's her teacher murdered for the secrets of the core. A powerful internal guidance that she has within herself and the people who murdered him come after her so she has no other choice but to run. Running for her life lands her right into the arms of a mysterious boy named Tamber who says he's come to find her, but when she finds out her friend Serene is captured by the same people who killed her teacher what will she do? Will she follow her internal guidance and run away to safety with Tamber? Or will she confront her enemies and rescue her friend?
I loved Kayli-el as the protagonist she knew what she had to do to survive even if the decision was difficult and although she did make mistakes from time to time. She learned from them and tried her best to fix what she had done wrong. I don't know what I would have done in her position. Probably hid underground until it all blew over and people weren't trying to capture me. She was one tough cookie and falling in love with Tamber only made her stronger instead of weaker which is one of the reasons why I loved her.
Tamber. *sigh* What can I say apart from how much I love you and seriously want to pinch your blushing cheeks. I loved him and his twin brother they made me laugh so freaking much. I loved that he blushed while trying to explain to Kayli-el what a wringlet was. (If you really wanna know what a wringlet is read the book. Trust me you won't regret it.) Their sexual innuendo's and names for them were weird but hilarious to read about I still can't seem to get over it they both blushed like mad trying to explain it to Kayli-el. (No there are no sexual scenes its YA after all. Just kissing that made me fangirl.)
The romance I suppose was sort of an instant love but it didn't feel that way to me their attraction to each other just seemed to fit. I found their love adorable it just gave me the feels and I felt so freaking giddy about it. I loved watching Kayli-el grow and fall in love with Tamber.
(Me while reading the romance part of the book.)
No it's not all about romance but that was my favorite part of the book, I'm a romance kind of girl. (The heart wants what the heart wants.) I also did love the adventure part of the book and the rescuing of course and I was so sad to see this book coming to an end. I truly enjoyed Kayli-el's journey and her realizing that every choice she makes can change her future but she learned to accept that and make the best of it.
If you're looking for Romance, Adventure, and Sci-fi then look no further. This book is just the book for you!
Rating: 4 stars