Book Review: Amulet of Elusion by: Katie Lynn Johnson

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Amazon Publishing

Publication Date: June 12, 2013

Origins:  From Author for Review

Format:  Trade Paperback

Order Links:  Amazon

Synopsis: Alexa Costa has a life-altering secret…only she doesn’t know it yet.

Confined by law to the kingdom of Alvair until the age of eighteen, Alexa Costa has lived a sheltered existence under the watchful eye of her sword-wielding guardian, Ivy. Her love interest, Caleb Whitman, is exactly the opposite. A merchant sailor and seeker of rare artifacts, Caleb has lived a life of adventure in nearby San Lucero, the long-time rival of Alvair.

After her eighteenth birthday, Alexa’s quiet existence becomes tumultuous, and she realizes she does not need to seek to find adventure. Myths become real, legend becomes fact, and Alexa discovers that she possesses rare abilities which make her a target for both sides in a centuries-old struggle for power. She must use every resource available to her—including her talents with the supernatural Amulets— to help her friends, rekindle her romance with Caleb, and save her island home from destruction.

Review: ‘Amulet of Elusion’ is the first book in The Lost Amulets series. It features Alexa Costa, a teenage girl with a secret past, which once uncovered will change her future forever. Before Alexa discovered the truth, she spent time with her best friend, trained with her guardian, and pined over a sailor named Caleb. Once Alexa learns not all myths are only myths, she’s determined to fight against those who would like to take her power for their own ruthless ends. The author’s skill in character and world building shines throughout ‘Amulet of Elusion’ and has readers rooting for Alexa from the very beginning. The setting comes alive before your eyes and there is a captivating mythology about the Amulets which is well-described. ‘Amulet of Elusion’ is a fantasy novel with great characters and epic adventure!

The Lost Amulet Chronicles series: Amulet of Elusion (1), Amulet of Power (2)

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