Release: September 27, 2013
Age Group/Genre: Mature YA/New Adult Paranormal Romance
They weigh you down. I’ve kept a secret all my life. It’s my mother’s secret, too. I inherited it from her along with a unique ability that only we possess. She’s gone now, another victim of addiction. If her death isn’t enough to bring me to my knees, her betrayal flays me to the bone. Because the secret my mother and I have been keeping is just one of many she’d kept. She never told me I have an older brother. And now he’s here, eager to be my guardian.
There is no one else. So I move across the country to live with this stranger, my brother. But experience has taught me that most situations are temporary and forming attachments only leads to hurt in the end. That’s why I’m determined to keep to myself in this new place, struggling to seem aloof while I’m quietly breaking apart.
Then I meet Lucas…
His magnetism is hard to resist, and most girls at school aren’t resisting. I don’t fall so easily though, especially not for guys who use their good looks as a weapon. From the start, our interactions are tense and volatile. I know it’s because I’m denying the unwelcome desire that grips me when he’s near. I think he feels it, too. He looks at me with an intensity that threatens to unhinge my resolve. Soon he’s trying to break through the walls that past hurts have built.
But I’m not what I appear to be, and it wouldn’t be fair to get involved with him. At least that’s what I tell myself. Until a terrible act of violence reveals that Lucas has a secret, too. It’s a secret that links us together and ties us to an evil history I never could have imagined.
Two words : Simply Amazing. I loved this book and just couldn't put it down. Lately I've been more into New Adult novels and having read a Young Adult novel for a while because the characters tend to get whiny and annoying. This wasn't the case. I was surprised at how mature the characters where. I loved the connection between Raielle and Lucas. I loved how caring and selfless Raielle was, she would risk herself for others no matter the cost. I loved how loving and understanding Luca was. I loved that there was loads of drama and mystery to keep the readers on their toes. I loved how likable and relate-able the characters were. I loved how unique and unpredictable this book was. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen the author throws in another twist. Oh and that ending, my mouth dropped. I didn't realize how close to the end I was until I came to the last page came I wanted to throw something. I wanted to know what happens next. So many questions are going through my head of whats going to happen.
As you can see there is a trend of me saying how much I loved this book which goes to say that this book defiantly deserves a 5 of 5 stars!
Debra lives with her family outside of Boston and is currently working on her next book.
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