Swift by Heather London

Swift (Swift, #1)
A girl totally unaware of her destiny.

Two men who will stop at nothing to take her power.

One family who will do whatever it takes to protect her.

After graduating from high school, Meredith is ready to leave the place that has been a constant reminder of what happened to her as a child. She was just eight years old when her family died in a mysterious car accident, taking the secret of her destiny with them. It’s not until a new family moves to town that she realizes leaving may not be as easy as she once thought. 

Meredith feels an instant connection towards the Harpers, especially the good-looking, mysterious Blake and his overly friendly sister, Abby. After a series of bizarre events that happen too often to be coincidence, Meredith begins to realize that she is at the center of something larger than herself—possibly the same thing that killed her parents and twin sister many years ago. Nightmarish visions and resurfacing memories push Meredith closer to Blake, leading her to discover her destiny and other buried secrets. 

As Meredith tries to understand her new world, she will be put to the ultimate test, and her strength and courage will be challenged more than she ever imagined.
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                        Rating: 3 of 5 stars
                        Series book: Yes
                        Will I read the Next: Maybe
I have to say I'm a little disappointed. At first I was all for it, I was really expecting a good book. But when they mentioned they were witches and her moms name was Emma Watson and she was from London....I started to roll my eyes. Repeatedly. My eyes were literally hurting from rolling my eyes to much. So many cliches. The romance, the plot, everything. That's not to say I didn't enjoy the book. It is very hard for me not to enjoy a book. Even if it has wayyyy to many cliches. 
The writing was a little...blunt. I first noticed this when Jack comes into the picture. Meredith snapped at him and instead of writing that he looked hurt, Heather London wrote that "he wished he had never asked." For some reason that REALLY annoyed me. I felt like it was too specific for Jack's feelings considering he's not the POV that we're reading from and so we wouldn't know exactly what he thought. Besides that I felt like there was too much of other books in there. I really don't mind similarities. It's really hard to think of a totally original story, and I totally get  that. But there was too much Harry Potter with a dash of twilight, romance wise. First, Emma Watson, from London...Please stop. Thank you. Then Blake left for Meredith's own good. New Moon anyone? That's what really bothered me. Alot. 
So the plot was your typical "Chosen one" story. In simple cave man terms: Main character, powerful. Main character, ignorant. Hot boy must protect. Hot boy falls in love. Villains attack. Main character no longer ignorant. Main character discovers inner power...blah, blah, etc. You catch my drift. To be honest the story line was predictable. I could guess when something could happen..I found it kind of boring.
I wish Roger was in this book more. I get that it was focused on the Harper family and everything but come on. There has got to be some normalcy some where right? And okay, I like it when a main character is a little insecure for a little while (Like, not in a whiny way), because it makes them more relatable. What I didn't like about Meredith; She was too damn calm. Too damn rational. Like, "Oh I'm having visions of my family and evil men, but its cool I'm just going crazy." The correct response is, "What the Hell. Whatthehellwhatthehellwhatthehell" Like seriously. It's not normal to be so normal. And the other characters? Perfect. I don't mean that in a good way. I mean they were literally perfect and didn't show any flaws and were totally unrelatable. 
The whole romance was a freaking cliche. After four days: "I can feel you before I see you." After five: "I like you alot, A WHOLE LOT. Lets makeout." After six: "I love you." After seven: "'I love you so much never leave me' 'i dont want to but i have to protect you' 'then lets make out until you leave' ''kay'"   I'm exaggerating a little. But only a little. By the end they had known eachother for barely over a month and they were saying "I love you" and "forever" Even for an insta-romance, thats a little much.
SUMMARY OF REVIEW(In case you don't actually feel like reading the review):
Writing:  4 out of 5
Plot: 3 out of 5
characters: 3 out of 5  
Romance: 2 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
PG almost making out, sleeping together...but fully clothed and without a blanket and on a couch