Author: Brandon Gray
Genre: YA Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Kindle Press
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Blurb From Goodreads:
Shunned by the other dryads, Aurianna lives unloved and alone. When a beautiful human named Branson King crashes into a tree and kills her grandmother, the dryads force Aurianna to take an oath that she will find and kill Branson—or die herself. But instead of finding a hardened human heart, Aurianna discovers friendship, affection, and sparks of passion—along with a deadly secret. As her relationship with Branson grows, Aurianna is confronted with a harsh reality: in order to live, she must kill the only person that might ever love her.
I enjoyed reading this. I liked the internal struggle that Aurianna had to work through. Do I kill the only person to love me so I can live or do I let him live and never see him again? Either way she doesn’t get to be with him, that’s a hard choice to make. And Branson has his own issues of rebellion and is fighting the feelings he has for Aurianna yet is drawn to her like a moth to flame. Sweet little love story that will melt your heart.
Brandon Gray is the pen name of Braden Bell (Brandon writes YA fiction; Braden writes for middle grades). Braden holds a Ph.D. from New York University. He and his family live on a quiet, wooded lot in Tennessee, where he teaches middle school theatre and music. An experienced performer, Braden enjoys reading, gardening, and long summer afternoons writing in his hammock. His most notable skill is being able to eat a full rack of BBQ ribs with one hand on long drives.