Book Review – The 52nd

The 52nd!
Hey everyone, so I just finished a wild ride! I was looking for a quick read and that’s just what I found here! Check out the synopsis of The 52nd before I continue on!

Not one of the sacrifices chosen over the long history had survived–until now. On the tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the immortal Castillo family gathers in Tulum. Weary and haunted, they receive the names of fifty-two human sacrifices chosen once every fifty-two years for the Underworld, a tradition thought to have disappeared with the fall of the Aztec and Mayan empires.
Driving home one night, college freshman Zara Moss swerves to avoid hitting a ghastly figure in the road. Lucas Castillo witnesses the car crash, but when it comes time to supervise her abduction from the wreckage, he intervenes. Something is different about Zara: Lucas has been having dreams of her arrival for five hundred years. As Lucas and Zara come together to put an end to the bloody sacrifices, they discover that the ancient tradition isn’t so easily broken. The gods are angry, and they have until the Winter Solstice to drag Zara to the Underworld.

The one thing I loved about this book the most was that Dela was not afraid to delve into the dark scenes! I always enjoy dark scenes in books and crave more all the time! I need more Dela, *whispers* I need mooore! Especially those “visions” Zara kept experiencing. Ahhh! I got goosebumps and I just loved them!

Zara was a great character. At times I found that she was a bit whiny but who wasn’t whiny in their late teens/early 20s, you know what I mean!? She was a strong female character and I love that she kept fighting throughout the whole book. It’s not easy being a sacrifice.

Lucas I had to warm up to. I found him slightly creepy at some parts but I accepted it at the end since he wasn’t actually being a creep, he was just looking out for Zara. I enjoyed the snippets we received as an audience when we had his POV.

This book was over so fast I didn’t even realize I had started it and you guys it’s 400 pages long! If you love romance and intrigue, fantasy elements and history this definitely one you should pick up! I’m so excited for the second book because I just know we’re going to end up in the Underworld. Or I at least I hope so. And if we do end up in the depths guess what we’ll have more of! DARK SCENES.

Rating – 3.5/5 stars

Page count – 472 pages
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