by J. Meyers
Summary: Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.
Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I loved this book! I thought it was such an intriguing premise. From the first sentence, I was hooked. Not only was this book well written, but the characters were well developed. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the addition of other supernatural elements that I wasn’t expecting, such as vampires.
Sera and Luke were extremely likeable characters and quite believable, as they both possessed a lot of depth. It was refreshing to see a close knit family in a YA book. Although the parents were not completely involved, I could feel Luke and Sera’s love for them and I really enjoyed that. There are far too many YA books with nonexistent parents and families and I was relieved that this was not one of them.
This book was unpredictable, for the most part, and kept me guessing. One of my favorite aspects about this book is the way that it jumps to different points of view. The reader gets more of the whole picture and gets to jump into the thoughts of some of the major players. I thought Meyers did a great job writing from everyone’s perspective.
Perhaps this is because it’s one of the first books I’ve read on my Kindle, but I highlighted quotes and just HAD to share them with some of my friends. Here’s one of my favorites: “As the flames returned to his eyes, two of his teeth elongated, coming to sharp points. The guy’s eyes widened at the sight. ‘Yes, that’s right.’ Jonas lowered him down the wall to lean in close to his face. ‘I am exactly what you think I am.’” I loved this scene.
I loved that this was a YA book with supernatural/paranormal elements that were done in a way I haven’t seen before. Although it included vampires, it wasn’t a vampire book. Although it included elves, it wasn’t an epic fantasy. The entire plot intertwined some of my favorite elements into something believable and original and I couldn’t put it down. I cannot wait to read more of Meyer’s work. I’m pretty sure I have a short story of hers on my Kindle, so I’ll be bumping that up on my priority list.
I will definitely be recommending this book to friends!