Set apart from other 18-year-olds, Ana Hughes knows she is different. A life-threatening heart condition smothers her future and she yearns to feel normal. Her hopes are pinned on a fresh start in a remote town far from her native Colorado. Among the locker filled hallways in Clark Bend High, Ana keeps to the shadows, not wanting to draw attention to her violet tinged lips and wilted silhouette. And she almost succeeds, until she meets Chance Morgan. Struggling to keep up appearances, she soon suspects Chance is hiding something as well. His animal-like senses, miraculous healing ability, and peculiar reaction to her Thunderbird necklace compels Ana to question if there's more to the stories about his Navajo ancestry. Without any other explanation, she fears he is playing tricks on her. But the truth may prove too much for Ana's delicate heart...
©2012 Natasha Brown (P)2014 Natasha Brown
Good book. Interesting shapeshifter novel. The Indian fokelore was interesting, and the sweet romance moved the story along. It was different than I expected but very enjoyable.
this is a typical teen book. but if you like those type this is a great book. I personally enjoy them and found this book a joy. I love the story and can't wait to finish the series.
Born with a heart defect, burdened with heart surgery at an early age, an additional heart disease and all the doctor/hospital visits, Ana has never been able to 'fit in'. Now Ana, her sister, and mother move to Idaho to live near her mother's sister in the house their parents once lived in, and the new job with health insurance that the aunt had secured for the mom. This means the agony of trying to remain invisible in a new school in the middle of her senior year, and her heart condition is becoming more noticeable to any observant others. The most important non-family person to notice is fellow senior, Chance. There is mutual attraction as well as each of them keeping a secret from the other. Going further into the plot would bring on the spoilers. The author does an excellent job of portraying a young person with a visible chronic illness and also the way that a balanced, caring family can be supportive of the individual's needs while coping the best that they can. Chance is a young man with a caring family and an unusual secret. The plot is sound, and all moves along smoothly. This is a love story, and it has many suspenseful times, and you already know that it is a shapeshifter tale.
Carly Robins gives a remarkable performance as Ana and does a pretty good job on the rest of the characters as well. She gives depth and life to each of them.
I was able to purchase as Whispersync for less than $3 courtesy of Book Gorilla.
TECHNICAL: No horrendous flaws, like heavy breathing or sticky saliva sounds.
PERFORMANCE: Limited skill at voice acting. Didn’t like the voice at all.
STORY/AUTHORCRAFT: I’m thinking the editor was high on something to let this drivel pass.
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