Supremacy by Christin Lee

Supremacy by Christin Lee
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance
Length: Full (375 pgs)
Age Recommendation: 14+
Rating: 3 stars
Review by: Poinsettia

Kate Parker, is a 17 year old senior living in Texas. She’s on the swim team, has two incredible best friends, and a passion for saving animals. She falls hard when she meets a mysterious and fascinating guy named Lucas. He has a sexy accent and a killer smile. However, she sees unexplained pain and anger in his dark brown eyes. He claims he’s a foreign exchange student from Spain who is attending the local University—Kate knows there’s more to his story than that. She works hard to discover who he is—what he is.

Does Kate really want to know the truth about Lucas?

I liked Kate immediately. Her kindness and passion for animals in need made it very easy for me to warm up to her character. Kate has a lot going for her. She’s pretty, smart, and athletic with a competitive streak. Kate also has a special ability she doesn’t talk about much. If she did, others assume she’s showing off when in reality Kate truly desires to use her ability to help others. I can’t say more about her ability without spoiling the story, but I will say that I’m very curious to learn if it can be developed further.

Kate’s ability does isolate her from her peers a bit, but she has a great support system in her family and two best friends, Shea and Stephen. Kate and Shea have a great connection, but I have no idea why Kate considers Stephen a friend, let alone a best friend. Not once in the entire story did Stephen behave the way a friend should. In fact, Stephen puts her in a very uncomfortable position that a true friend who has known Kate for years never would have. Kate kept insisting Stephen was a best friend, but there is no evidence to support that claim.

Kate’s family is great. Her parents, especially her father, are overprotective, but I really liked the fact that they care about Kate enough to be truly involved in her life. I especially enjoyed watching Kate with her brothers. While they pick on each other mercilessly, it is clear that this is the way they express love for each other.

When Kate meets Lucas, she is completely unprepared for the torrent of emotions he unlocks in her heart. I must admit that I was never quite able to get comfortable with their relationship. Considering that their time together is very limited, I think they fell in love rather quickly. However, I do like the fact that Kate is able to be herself around Lucas. She doesn’t have to hide her personality or her special ability. Lucas is very closed off at first, but he opens up more toward the end of the book, especially after Kate figures out what he is and where he’s from. Unfortunately, he hides some very important details from Kate that have her questioning everything about their relationship. I must say that the ending of Supremacy is very hard to swallow. I certainly hope that Ms. Lee has some happiness is store for the couple in the next installment of this series.

I enjoyed reading Supremacy. I’m glad I got to know Kate and Lucas, and the brief glimpse of Lucas’ world left me wanting to know more. Fans of young adult romance should give Supremacy a try.

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