That was the last advice Scout's Grandma Nora gave her before she died. Scout has spent her life trying to be anything but, but she has a chance to start anew as she moves several states away to college. She had always thought the glowing aura she saw around some people was a childhood fancy, but when it started coming back just as she was starting her new life, she learns there was much hidden about who she truly is.
Thankfully, she has a motley crew to help her along the way: a spunky bookseller, a trustworthy pub owner, a commanding grandmother, a possible best friend, and a hot rocker boy who only has eyes for her.
This review is for all those people who read the title, Unless You Can Be A Unicorn, and balked at the work of art Delphina Henley has given us. I, like you, had my doubts. I implore you to look beyond your first impressions and read this book. You will not be sorry.
On the surface it is a paranormal romance. But once you start peeling back the layers, you find Scout, a lonely college freshman who just wants to be normal. But what is normal? Who says seeing glowing people and unicorns is not the norm? Follow Scout on her journey of self discovery, first love, and what normal is to her.
The author in her #sneakilyobvious way has given the reader food for thought. Someone should not be shunned for being themselves. Everyone should be accepted for who he or she is.
Now aside from this, author Delphina Henley has woven a beautiful romantic tale. True to her form, it has shifters, unicorns, vamps and lots of sexual innuendo. We would expect nothing less. This book flowed like sitting down and having a conversation with your best friend.
I am giving this book 5 Stars. I only wish it were suitable for a younger audience because of the positive message it gives. Be yourself. Be your fabulous self. Nothing more. Nothing less. My favorite line in the book:
"You are not now, nor have you ever been just plain normal. You are what normal aspires to be." ~Pierce to Scout