Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.
Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.
Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only are she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life
Man, that ending has me wanting to pick up the next book right now! I felt a lot of mixed feelings during this book, kept flip-flopping between my love and hate for certain characters. The concept of this story is really awesome though, I wasn't sure what I was expecting but it definitely wasn't what I got.
The beginning was a little slow for me, I kept hoping it would pick up... And it definitely did! I really like our protagonist Raine, awesome name, too! She was one of those characters who's sweet, who everyone likes, who never stops believing and pushing herself. A+ protagonist.
"What do you want from me?"
I was so flippy-floppy with the fellas in this book. With Andris, I hated him, liked him, was scared of him, and finally unsure. With the two love interests I was all team Eirik for a good amount of the book. I mean blonde hair, tall, takes tons of pictures, and complete sweetheart! Then by the end I was team Torin. I mean Torin... super smoking name, dark hair, piercing blue eyes, bad boy, and damn can this boy heat thing up. I still heart Eirik, but right now I'm team Torin... especially since I think Eirik is hiding something.
Overall, it was a fun story with a very interesting concept. It wasn't a concept I was expecting and I am definitely hoping to learn more in future books. Which, speaking of... the ending of this book was a killer. It wasn't one I necessarily liked, because it was a cliffy and a type of cliffy that makes me cringe. But, I'm hoping for a happily ever after, so on to the next one! :)
- 4 out of 5 Splatters -