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is taking me several months to read and post reviews therefore until “my to be
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July 17, 2014

Review: Omens (Cainsville 1) by Kelley Armstrong



The Details:

Format: Hardcover (Purchased)
Published: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Random House of Canada

The Rating:

5 out of 5

Olivia Taylor Jones, 24, seems to have the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech-firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia's world is shattered when she finds out that she's adopted. Her real parents? Todd and Pamela Larsen, notorious serial killers, each still serving a life sentence.

The news brings a maelstrom of unwanted publicity to her adopted family and fiancé, and Olivia thinks the best thing she can do for herself and for them is run away from it all. She ends up in the small town of Cainsville, Illinois, an old and cloistered community that takes a particular interest in both Olivia and her decision to uncover the truth about her birth parents. Olivia decides to focus on the Larsens last crime, the one Pamela Larsen swears will prove their innocence. But as she and Gabriel Walsh, Pamela's former lawyer, start investigating, Olivia finds herself drawing on abilities that have remained hidden since her childhood, gifts that make her both a valuable addition to Cainsville and deeply vulnerable to unknown enemies. There are dark secrets behind her new home, and powers lurking in the shadows that have their own plans for her. Excerpt and book cover from Chapters website.


As a huge Kelley Armstrong fan I was in my car and driving as fast as possible without getting a speeding ticket to the nearest Chapters to get my hands on my copy! I started the novel as soon as I got home and didn’t stop until bedtime. If I didn’t have to sleep I probably would have read throughout the night. That is how awesome it was. The story kept me intrigued with each turning page and I had difficulties telling myself it’s time to stop and go back to work after lunch break or to go to bed. While I was reading Ambur from Burning.Impossibly.Bright and I were texting each other asking where we were and how we were liking it. Theories were flying around and our love/hate for Gabriel. Love for Ambur, Hate for me. Omens is one of my faves and I can’t wait to see what Kelley has in store for Liv…and I’m not going to be satisfied with only a couple books in this series I will need more. I am reading the series without looking up the translations of words or looking up any superstitions. I am learning the secrets of Cainsville along with Liv the way even if it kills me not to know everything right now.

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  1. This was a really good book! I'm suprised it's taken you this long to write a review! I'm glad there will be more in the series, though I might need to do a reread before the next one come out!

  2. I know I can't wait! Only a few more weeks!

    I actually wrote it last summer and I usually take a week break then proof read and forgot about it with Wedding planning and school.

    I found a bunch of draft reviews sitting in the folder and I recently got the chance to pull files off my old laptop and found a bunch more reviews. Now I just actually need to post them. I'm glad I was able to pull the docs from my old hard drive I was scared I would lose everything.