Soon-to-be college freshman Evie Claremont had hoped that once she'd arrived on Crestwood's campus, the nightmare that she'd been having would go away. It hasn't. She may be an inexperienced 17-year-old, but she's grounded... sane. She looks for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he's near, she feels an attraction to him - a magnetic kind of force pulling her toward him.
Unfortunately, Reed acts as if Evie's the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood...or him. But for some reason every time she turns around he's there, barging into her life. What is the secret that he's keeping from her? Evie's hoping that it's anything but what she suspects: That he's not exactly normal...and neither is she. So, maybe Crestwood won't be the making of her, but it could be the breaking of her. Evie's now left to wonder if the dark future her dream is foretelling is...inescapable.
©2011 Amy A. Bartol (P)2013 Tantor
I enjoyed this first book in the series a lot. I do plan on reading the next one at least. I know the whole series is not finished yet and there are already 4 books I found the concept interesting and enjoyed the plot Ms. Bartol is crafting. I thought the narrator was excellent. I think it is funny how different narrators hit people. They can definitely make or break a book for me. When I read reviews, that is what I look for and I always do the sample. However some narrators that I can't do , others love and vice versa. I do recommend this book and narrator. It is the first time I have given a book 5 stars in all categories.
I enjoyed the story but I don't think it's one I'll continue. I like Amy Bartol's Kricket series much better, perhaps because I liked the action, mature themes, and attraction between the characters. This book seems to be written for a younger audience even though adults typically read YA books too.
So.... A girl with a soul mate who is human, and an avenging angel who bosses her around, listens to her conversations, acts like she repulses him, is tortured by wanting her, will break her if they have sex, is immortal.... And she can't choose between him and the human so she will choose death instead because she is so selfless... Also she hates presents and is about to turn 18... OH MY WORD!! Stephanie Meyer should sue
Brilliant narrator. Would have been good if it was at all original.
Any kind of character development would've been great. These weird, random things start happening to the characters and they all just goes along with it like it's totally normal. It's bizarre and not intriguing at all. I rarely ever stop listening to books, but after 5 hours I gave up.
The narrater for this book was great. She does a fantastic job. As for the story I wasn't thrilled with it. But it wasn't because of the writing (which was great).
Reed though hansome can make people forget, and give suggestion to other
Evie heals remarkably fast, her dreams come true, but they are nightmares
Evie she was strong, she just wants to blend in as a normal freshman, both parent dead she only has her uncle. Her nightmares have become worse, and details more vivid.
When Evie notices the shadows in her room, that she gets cut, and heals fast,and how she gets the evil eye from a gorgeous guy who tells her the campus isn't for her. This leads to needing to know more. We know right always she is different
I got angry at how Reed acted like a bully, that despised her, without knowing her.
It was cute how the football star came to her rescue, but the Reed uses mind control to lose the guy, yet he came back. Why didn't it last...
I had to read the next book in the series, did her nightmares come true?
I was hooked from the word go and can't wait for the fifth book to come out! I love these books and will listen and read them over and over again!!!
Not only do I LOVE these books but Emily brings the characters to life for you! Emily did an AWESOME job bringing the books and characters to life. Best audible books thus far, thank you!!!
it was a new twist on other things I was listening too
Evie and Reid...they are both awkward in their own way but very loyal
No but the narrator had a mix of voices that was exiting to listen too
Finding out what Evie was
started out slow but kept my interest...great fantasy
Nope first time
um, not really I was able to pause with out withdrawal
Overall pretty good book!
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