8 hours ago
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Synopsis (courtesy of Barnes and Noble):
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
I enjoyed this book even though I haven't been a young adult for many, many years. I really enjoyed the characters of Patch and Nora and felt the chemistry and romantic friction between them. Patch comes off as that bad boy that teenage girls seem to be drawn to. I was not fond of a few of the other characters like Vee and Elliot. Vee is the friend that always seems to get Nora in trouble. She kind of annoyed me as did Elliot. The storyline kept me guessing and reading. Just when I thought I had the story figured out it would take a twist in a totally different direction. Just a small warning, there are some steamy scenes in the book. They don't get too far but they are there. It is a quick read and I understand there is a sequel in the making. I look forward to reading what happens to Patch and Nora.
I think this would make a great Holiday gift for an older teen girl.
I received this Advanced Readers Copy from Simon & Schuster. A special thanks to them.