I was immediately drawn into this story because of the likable characters and the fast-paced storyline. Aislynn is used to moving around and dealing with an overprotective dad and brother, but a kiss in the rain with her crush, Dane, changes everything. She finds herself in the middle of an ancient war, whether she likes it or not.
Stories like this just reinforce that I don't have much creativity flowing through my veins. There were so many elements that took me by surprise and the twists and turns kept me on edge--which side is bad and which is good?
At first, I thought that Aislynn's dad was absolutely insane. You know, the kind of guy who would wear a tinfoil hat to keep the aliens at bay. I think she humored him, probably thinking similar things, but he's smarter than he seems. There are definite reasons to his madness.
I love the relationship that Aislynn and her brother, Roark, share. He's so protective of her and she really loves and worships him. I especially love how strong Aislynn becomes, even in the face of danger. I really love the chemistry between Aislynn and Dane--what a swoon-worthy guy! This quote says it all, "I'm going to regret it if I kiss you," he said. "The problem is, I'm also going to regret it if I don't." Who wouldn't swoon over that? I really, really hope there's another book coming soon--I need more of this story!
Content: no language; some moderate violence--fighting, war-type violence, flesh eating bugs with some description, death--none of it is extremely graphic; kissing.
I was on my feet and running down the path before I could fully process what was happening. The dark swarm flew toward me. Their wings sounded like the dull hum of an incoming storm. I didn’t have to see them to know they were scarabs—the flesh-eating kind. The Horusians had pinpointed our location and flown in beetles to kill us. How they found us, I didn’t know.
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