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
Well, there's some pretty basic things that are confusing here. She has a main character, Russell, who's from Asheville-ish NC. And... He's somehow not familiar with "real Winters". Let me tell you, Asheville, NC gets dumped on. And it's a regular enough thing that the town doesn't close down. Also, Southern women? Can do shit. And don't peevishly mouse out and ask for help. I'm not Southern myself, but I lived in Charlotte, NC for 8 years (frequently traveling to Asheville, actually), and these women are quite independent, strong, and capable. Sometimes they may act like they want/need help, but they can fix that whatever just as well as the men. So, this threw me off immediately and kept me from getting into the book.
My next big problem is... well, the whole plot. And how easily Evie is like, oh yeah. I'm clearly an angel, and this is fine. What could easily have seemed like an older collegiate just being an ass is almost immediately brought to seem like it's this awful situation and her life is spiraling out of control. It all seems very contrived. And like all the drama in the world is happening in the time of three days.
Also certain plot holes are quite strange: I swear the angel Reed says he's never been to paradise, has been on Earth the whole span of his life, but later he refers to his time in paradise. Confused.
I don't know why I'm still listening. I'm curious so who knows I might pick up the next book.
Decently, but the mens' voices were... very strange. Can't explain it but they sounded like absolute caricatures.
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!
I enjoyed listening to this book, but it left me wanting more from the characters
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