Review: The Understorey

The Understorey
by Fisher Amelie
Summary (goodreads)
“Let’s start this place on nonexistent fire.”

“Promise.” She sucked in an excited breath.

We closed our eyes and I placed my feverish mouth to hers. Immediately, violent, zealous flashes of shimmering flames climbed to the furthest point, trailed like rain down the pitched ceiling and spilled down the walls, gathering at their feet, pools of fervent, bubbling, silvery liquid electricity, before evaporating into nothing.

Elliott Gray is incomplete, scrambling through the dark on his hands and knees, blindly feeling for the switch it would take to bring the peace he's forever been searching for.

Julia Jacobs is unhappy, missing a noticeable piece of her soul, a naked canvas with vivid paints at her disposal but no brush to assemble the vision.

At a young age, courtesy of an unknowing Elliott Gray, Julia tastes the burn of heartache and since then, has silently vowed to her heart that it would never be susceptible to such pain again but when Julia and Elliott discover they share a supernatural connection that's never been revealed before, Elliott makes it his life's goal to convince her they are fated. He knows, if she only gave him but one chance to prove himself, she would not be afraid but when Elliott's best friend Jesse Thomas turns out to be much more than meets the eye, it's all Elliott can do to hold on to his new love, while attempting to survive an enormous threat on their future.


Alrighty now I think I have wrapped my head around it...since it has been 5 months since I read the book the first time.  I think it just took me the second time through.

Okay so The Understorey was totally my favorite book of 2011...then Callum & Harper came out, and now it is my favorite, but I guess what I can say by that is Fisher is Awesome!!!! 

For me to read a book twice is a pretty big deal, I just don't enjoy books twice very often, and I rarely have the time to do it,  BUT with this book it was awesome a second time.  I really loved reading Jules and Elliott's love story again, and I was able to pick up on some more of the little humorous details that I didn't see the first time through.  

Now let me tell you about the Brilliance of it. 

So lets talk about the Romance because if you're like me that it a pretty big deal...
I absolutely love Jules and Elliott! Elliott is the social superstar.  He could get any girl he wants, he is the football star, and he is hotttt.  Julia is the social outcast. She dresses to her own style, beats by her own drum, and she reads at lunch (LOL i love this because if my friends would let me I would too).  They were friends as kids, but now that they are in high school, they have grown apart.  Then one touch changes everything.  
Oh they are just too cute how they get together and try to figure out why they have this electric touch.  YAY for the paranormal aspect of this book! I heard a few people saying how the book is slow at the beginning, but in my opinion I think it is essential for their love story.  I think the slow growing love that Jules and Elliott have in the beginning is in preparation for the intensity at the end.  It would seem a little crazy for them to be that way towards each other, if their relationship hadn't had time to develop.

Oh I mentioned before Jules & Elliott go through a lot...hello conflict...
What an awesome villain Fisher wrote, who would know that such a sweet author could write such an evil character.  He scared me out of my mind, and I had to keep reading because I knew if I slept I might have nightmares.  Let me just say once you get to a certain point close to the end you won't be putting the book down!

The majority of the book is written in Elliott's point of view which was really interesting since there just aren't many books like that!  It was especially enjoyable since Elliot was a gentleman and had that old-fashioned charm about him!  He is definitely my book boyfriend :) 

I totally recommend this book if you love cute romance stories :) with a little bit of thrill at the end!!! 

5 Stars

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  1. Add this to my slacker list ugh I have a lot of half started books lol

  2. Ooh this looks good! Following you back!

  3. Oh man, this book sounds awesome!!! Thanks to you, my TBR list is growing! :))

  4. Tessy i am loving it ! lol but the hidden picture is still disturbing ;)