Mara is experiencing symptoms of PTSD after a horrifying accident that killed three of her friends, and left her in a coma for a few days. She has no remembrance of what happened that day or why, but she’s been having hallucinations that leave her wondering what’s real and what isn’t. Her family moves from Rhode Island to Florida, so she can start over. Enter Noah Shaw. The lady killer of her new school. While Mara’s on to his tricks, she can’t help but fall for him.
The book’s fast pace keeps you reading just to find out what in the world is going on. It is a wildly entertaining mix of mystery, thriller, and romance that pushes you to keep those pages turning. By the last 100 pages of the book, I wasn’t sure how Hodkin was going to wrap up all of the loose ends. It got to be a little rushed, and definitely created more questions for me than answers, but left a great cliffhanger for a sequel (which I will definitely be reading when it’s written). This book is full of imagination and creativity. A refreshing change from the paranormal world of vampires and werewolves that is dominating the market right now. And did I mention Noah Shaw?
4/5 Squeakers (Quality of Writing and Effectiveness of Plot)
5/5 Buttberps (Unabashed Entertainment Value)