Girls*Heart* Books: Pursuer by Monique Morgan: Review

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pursuer by Monique Morgan: Review

When her plane crashes into the ocean, Zanas is dropped into a brutal world of survival. She soon learns that this is no ordinary place, as the land mutates all that live within its borders. Her sister is kidnapped and taken beneath, thrusting Zanas into the middle of a primitive society, where she will find her death, or her destiny. (from Goodreads)

The first thing I noticed about this book was the cover. It is arresting, to say the least. It caught my attention and I found myself wondering why does the girl have blood on her lips? What are those marks around her eyes? I knew I HAD to read this book, if only to find out the answers to those questions. 

Pursuer is the first book in the Alwahi series by Monique Morgan. I found this book on the IndieARCs page on facebook & big thanks to Michelle Warren, (creator of the IndieARCs page), because I really enjoyed it! Monique Morgan offers up a completely unique idea with some amazing characters to bring it to life. I was very glad to learn that this is the first in a series. 

We see the story unfold from our main character, Zanas' perspective; direct and concise the story is very exciting. The attention to detail is astounding and really helps pull everything together for the reader. There's lots of action , intrigue and even a little romance mixed in there. I was riveted through the whole book. This is the type of book where you never really know what's going to happen next and you love every minute of it. There is no lull in the action and conflict is everywhere Zanas turns. The conflict is really what moves the plot along at hyper speed.

Zanas is my very favorite part of this book. She is unlike any character I've ever read before; strong and capable and not afraid to show it. Her whole world has been flipped upside down and she stays strong and true to who she really is. It is very easy to admire her and her absolute determination to follow her destiny, regardless of where it leads her.

Pursuer is a great, fast read; a unique idea very well executed, I highly recommend it.


  1. What an awesome review! It actually brought a tear to my eye. Thanks for taking the time to read it mel:)

    1. It was my pleasure Monique! I enjoyed it from start to finish! You will have to let me know when Dreamer is done :) I can't wait!!


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