This book was a complete surprise. I typically read in the adult paranormal romance genre, but I saw several postings about this teen story and when it is being offered for the low, low price of free…what excuse could I possibly make for not checking it out? I love it. I am about to buy everything Jennifer L. Armentrout has in this series right meow. It’s not about the romantic steam (which is there), it’s not about paranormal strange (also present), it’s about the emotional depth of character and the experiences – evolutions – that she has woven into the story.
The female lead in this story is a book lover/reviewer, and I was automatically drawn to the connections between reader and character immediately. Katy’s school move and the trauma that ensues is another subject that I can easily sympathize with, in addition to the loss of a loved one. It seems that fate might be satisfied with drawing enough blood from Katy, but in walks the beautiful neighbor next door and her bad-boy brother. The neighbor kids have a lot stacked against them, and as Katy becomes closer to Dee and more ambivalent toward Dee’s twin brother Daemon, she realizes that something is definitely up in small town West Virginia.
In this story you will find action, paranormal aspects, and typical high school crap that we have all had to deal with. The bonus here is the connection between Katy and Daemon, because it seems to push past age and expectation. I am anxious to see where the author goes with this series. The first book in the series is definitely worth your time.
Favorite quote of the book: “My palms itched to have a close encounter of the bitch-slap kind with his face.”