Lineage is the first book I have read by J.N. Sheats and I was certainly not disappointed. The story and the characters were very well written and you especially feel for the main character Joey and all she has to go through. She is your typical teenage girl who loves her friends, because really that’s all the family she has since her mother is easily and most certainly not your normal mother figure. Unfortunately Joey’s feelings for her friends may just be her downfall. Will Joey be able to fight against the evil that is threatening all?
The storyline is intense but JN is easily able to write in a way that draws you into the journey every step of the way with characters. Each characters had their own story to tell that pulled the story together really well. The story had you feeling so many different emotions, ups and downs, highs and lows with so many twists and turns that keeps you guessing till the very end. There is lots of danger, suspense, action, mystery, paranormal occurrences and just a little romance. I enjoyed the story to the point I had to read it all in one sitting. JN was very good at setting a visual of not only the town and it’s history but also that of the families connections and how this all fits in with each of the characters.
As much as I enjoyed the book there were a few times that I became frustrated with Joey when she would not listen to others that were trying to keep her safe. As with any typical teenager her impulsive attitude left her in many a precarious situations and I just wanted to strangle her.
This book is a paranormal story for young adults and one that older readers will enjoy too. If you enjoy things like Supernatural you will definitely not be disappointed with what JN has written. I can not wait to read the next book and see where things go. I am sure JN will weave a story just as good as this one.
Reviewed by @jennadb