Author: Alyson Noël
Book #: 1st of Series
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: May 22nd 2012
Date Read (Throwback): October 20th 2012
Rating: ★★★★★ / out of 5
"You gotta adjust to the dark so the light can find you"
Daire always knew there was something different about her- time would freeze while she could continue to move through it, and she would be followed by crows and glowing people- but it isn't until her mother sends her off to live with her grandmother that she learns what her purpose truly is.
And, she might just find how who the boy is from her dreams.The one who dies in her arms.
I loved this book.
At first, it felt as if it was going by a little too slow. However, I was soon sucked into it and could not stop! I think it was because this book was so different from the others I have been reading recently. For the most part, they consist of nothing more than a romancing boy and a challenge to be faced. (Most of those challenges because of said boy)
This book consisted of so much more! There was more challenge, major discovery, and greater tribulation.
Yes, there was a boy (twins in fact- Dace & Cade) and yes, the challenge Daire faces is because of one of those boys, but it didn't take center stage of the story! In all honesty, there were not very many scenes where the boys were even there.
And, the romance between Daire and Dace wasn't as much of a full on waterfall-effect as it tends to be in other young adult novels. There were steaming hot romance scenes with Dace, and Cade did try to court Daire, but there was so much more to the story than just that.
The focus was mainly on Daire, and her finally realizing who she is and at the same time strengthening herself and becoming all she can be.
The only things that really bothered me about this book were the scenes with Daire and her mother. Whenever they were together, they both acted like brats.
Overall, read this!
"Ignorance is one of the greatest evils known to man... With ego and greed trailing a very close second and third"
"Every time you point a finger in scorn- there are three remaining fingers pointing right back at you"
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