Series: Mine, book 1
Author: Janeal Falor
Age Group: Young Adult
Publication Date: May 6, 2013
Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.
Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.
Serena is owned by her father and when she turns seventeen she is sold to another warlock. She will always be owned, never have freedom. Her ownership is own by an Envadi, a barbarian. Life as she knew it changes, giving her more freedom than she’s ever had but will it come at a price?
Wow, I loved this story, it’s so different from previous books ive read, it was a nice change and so compelling. I was dragged into the story as if I were there, it was like watching a movie, seeing everything play out in front of me.
Serena is a strong woman. She does what she can to protect her younger sisters from harm, taking their places for punishment. She isn’t afraid to stand up for herself and what she believes in, even knowing she could be punished for it. She’s brave, outspoken, courageous and loving. A great main character!
Zade, Serena’s new owner is a compassionate character and not at all what I expected. He is a big man and looks intimidating but looks can be deceiving! He’s a kind, honourable, forgiving, protective character with a big heart. I loved him, there was times I questioned it but he always pulled through.
The ending was not what I was expecting at all, the twists were totally unexpected which was awesome as I had no clue it was coming. My guesses of how it would end were completely off and I’m glad as it was so much better than I imagined.
You Are Mine is a great story, I couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to read the next installment Mine to Spell along with the prequel Mine to Tarnish!