Friday, August 29, 2014



Author: Tijan
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Genre: YA


Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren't great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she's sent to a new family in the neighboring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She's elated. This is her chance for a new beginning, but secrets start being revealed and Taryn learns her new life has some ties to her old one, ties that she's not happy about. Her new family might not have been the lucky break she thought she had.


Then he nodded. “Congratulations.”

“On what?”
“You earned their respect.”
I snorted. “I don’t care.” “I know.” A smile teased at the corners of his lips. “They saw that too and because of that, they fear you now.”

“I may be an asshole, but I’m an asshole you can trust.” He smirked as he reached behind him and then placed a cold bottle in my hand. “I promise.” He took my other hand and led me back downstairs.

Maybe it wasn’t a great decision, but I gave in. The fight was always in me to survive and for once, I didn’t want to fight. I wanted to be watched over. If he volunteered for that position, so be it. Brian never watched over me. I watched over him and Jace had rarely been around.
When he sat on the couch, I curled up next to him and enjoyed my place among his group of friends. As the morning and afternoon passed by, I heard and saw the respect they had for Tray. They listened when he spoke. Everyone turned to him and no one ignored him. They genuinely liked him.

People had never genuinely liked Brian or Jace. Jace was feared. He was respected, but I didn’t know if anyone in his life liked him. It was the opposite for Brian. He was tolerated. He was a hothead. No one knew when he would explode and so he earned a reputation as being unpredictable. He was met with caution wherever he went.
It was an alien feeling, watching this different world unfold before me.

I liked it.

3.5 STARS!

Taryn had a life moving from one foster home to another. She was a thief who wanted a life of normalcy. She felt alone in the world and for a long time she called her ex-boyfriend, Brian and his brother, Jace her family before being adopted. 

She falls into a crowd that she is not used to and learns so many things about her new adopted family and new life. Among the community she meets Tray who is a rich, popular guy that have friends who follow him, wants to be in him and/or wants to be in the same circle as him. Although he seems normal on the outside he holds some secrets of his own.

I give the first book I read by Tijan a 3.5 stars. When I first started this book I was getting mixed thoughts. However, once I got into the feel of the story and the setting of it all; it got my mind reeling and wondering the connection to everyone and everything. Without saying much more I recommend this read to experience the life of a foster girl who finally got her wish, right? Well you have to read the book to find out. ;)



Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!


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