Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Review: The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

The Athena Effect (The Athena Effect, #1)
Title: The Athena Effect

Series: The Athena Effect #1

Author: Derrolyn Anderson

Publication date: August 2012

Published by: Derrolyn Anderson

Source: From the author for review

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Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity.

He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?

My rating: ★★★★☆

I really liked this book! I thought Cali's power was just super cool and really interesting.

Cali was a great character! She was very likable, and her character development? Wow! It was amazing! I felt so bad for Cali sometimes, the thing with her parents and her current situation, but really, she's very strong and independent. As for the other Cal...I adored him! He was very protective, sweet, totally swoon-worthy, and a yummy bad-boy! *swoons*

The plot itself was really interesting too. Even though some aspects of the story reminded me of Marina's Tales, Derrolyn sure has a way of pulling emotions out of me! Hate, for example, is a common one. I love books with emotion, and that is one of the reasons why I love Derrolyn's writing!

The creeper doctor creeper! And he made me so very frustrating. He was practically harassing Cali and I just wanted to punch him in the neck! Cali's aunt and the aunt's BF were very frustrating too. The aunt was never around and totally ignorant. And the BF was also harassing Cali...ugh! He made me sick!

I wonder what other craziness ('cause I KNOW the crazy creeper doctor and his creepy crazy guard aren't done with Cali yet) Cali will have to go through. I am so glad she has Cal at her side though!

If you have read and loved Derrolyn's other series, Marina's Tales, but have not had the chance to read The Athena Effect yet, well, you should get on it! You will definitely enjoy this read!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)


  1. Thanks so much for reading & reviewing!
    I'm about halfway through the sequel, so wish me luck :)

  2. I've been wanting to read this for so long lol.

    1. It's a really good book! Do let me know what you think of it when you get the chance to read it!

  3. I've heard of this series but never really knew what it was about. I will definitely have to try it. Thanks for the review. :)

    1. Great! Well, I hope you enjoy it! Derrolyn is an awesome writer!

  4. Great Review. I had never heard of this books before but I will have to see now if my library has it. :)

    1. Derrolyn is a fantastic writer! This book is definitely worth checking out!

  5. It sounds like Cali has a very exciting life! I shouldn't like to have parents with fits!

    1. It certainly was exciting! It was very fun following her around on this adventure.


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