Saturday, July 2, 2016

*Review* Tainted by Ginna Moran

Genre: YA/Paranormal
Published: June 30, 2016
Pages: 228


Seventeen-year-old Cami Anders uses one word to describe her life: Purgatory. What she doesn’t know is she’s closer to Hell than she thinks.

On the run from the demon that killed her parents, Cami struggles to find her place on the fringes of the Veiled Realm, the part of the world where demons and other creatures lurk in the shadows. Striving to find a normal life in the care of a former demon hunter, who would punch even an angel to protect her, is harder than Cami ever imagined. There’s nothing ordinary about sipping holy water like it’s her beverage of choice, having stare-downs with animalistic demons, and relying on a hunter with enough secrets to fill an ocean to keep her soul safe. 

When the demon from Cami’s past arrives to collect her soul, which he believes is rightfully his, she must unravel the secrets her protector has spent the last three years keeping from her. She finds herself questioning her existence and learns that running isn’t the answer. The only way to find normalcy is if she fights for it. But is it worth the risk of losing everything, including her soul, in the end?


I was hired to proofread this book. As far as I know, the author was not aware that I would be reviewing afterwards. It was not part of our agreement. I simply review every book I read, and reading is an important part of proofreading. If you feel my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review.

I really like the basic idea of this story, that there is a realm for angels and demons that most humans just are not aware of, except those with a direct connection to it. The story got off to a really intriguing start that made me want to know more and keep reading.

I didn't really understand while reading why Alana never taught Cami how to fight demons herself, since they were apparently a pretty big threat to them. But there is a reveal nearish to the end that I suppose may explain her reluctance. I still don't really get it, but I sort of understand, I guess. 

I was definitely drawn into this world and I very much look forward to reading more from this series. 4.5 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

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About the Author

Ginna Moran is a writer living in Austin, Texas but originally from Southern California. She started writing poetry as a teenager in a spiral notebook that she still has tucked away on her desk today. Her love of writing grew after she graduated high school and she completed her first unpublished manuscript at age eighteen.

When she realized her love of writing was her life's passion, she studied literature at Mira Costa College in Northern San Diego. Besides writing novels, she was senior editor, content manager, and image coordinator for Crescent House Publishing Inc. for four years.

Aside from Ginna's professional life, she enjoys binge watching television shows, playing pretend with her daughter, and cuddling with her dogs. Some of her favorite things include chocolate, anything that glitters, cheesy jokes, and organizing her bookshelf.

Ginna Moran loves to hear from readers so visit her online at You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. If you loved her novels, leave a positive review online for fellow readers. 

Ginna Moran is currently hard at work on her next novel.

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