Author: Amy A. Bartol
Published: August 8th, 2011 by CreateSpace
Number of Pages: 392
Blurb from Goodreads: My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me--my freshman year of college. I had been hoping that once I had arrived on Crestwood's campus, the nightmare that I've been having would go away. It hasn't.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I'm grounded...sane. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he is near, I feel an attraction to him--a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you're thinking...that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would--if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I'm the worst thing that's ever happened to Crestwood...or him. But, get this, for some reason every time I turn around he's there, barging into my life.
What is the secret he is keeping from me? I'm hoping that it is anything but what I expect: that he is not exactly normal...and neither am I. So maybe Crestwood won't be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I have been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is...inescapable.
Review: Okay so I heard a lot about this book. It was constantly stalking my life basically.My friends talked about it kept popping up on my recommendations basically it was everywhere. I however, refused to read this book for the longest time because everyone was talking about the love triangle and whether they're team Russel or Reed. Since words can't describe how much I hate love triangles I refused to read this book until yesterday when I was really bored and this boo popped up again so I decided I'll give it a chance. I mean if you take away the love triangle this is exactly my type of book. And to be honest I actually really enjoyed reading this book.
Let's start with Evie. She's an easy going, funny, laid back character. It was easy to like her. She was willing to sacrifice herself to save someone she loves and she was willing to suffer so that someone else won't have to. Being honest her selflessness even started to annoy me a bit because she was almost too nice to everyone and by being nice she would either end up hurting herself or Reed.
Reed. I love this guy. I mean in the beginning I wasn't his biggest fan but he really cleaned up his act and changed by the end of the novel. I was totally in love him. He realizes that he has a job to do and in the very beginning he wasn't the hero that would sacrifice everything for some girl he met literally two hours ago. He grew to love Evie and I think they are perfect for each other.
Okay so now let's move on to the soulmate. Russel was great he was perfect southern gentleman the type of guy every girl wants but he isn't was Evie wants. I mean let's face it's obvious who she is going to choose. The reader knows it, Evie knows it deep down, honestly I'm betting even Russel knew he was going to get stuck in the friend zone. Frankly, the only person who didn't know she was going to choose Reed was Reed. It's sad I know.
I didn't mind the love triangle here. This was a well executed love triangle. So if you're going to pull one try and do this type of love triangle. It wasn't annoying because the heroine didn't play with the feelings of the male hero's. She more or less made it crystal clear who she wants and she didn't play with their feelings. I give props to the author for pulling that off. It takes skill to be able to show conflict in feelings of the heroine without making it seem like she has a split personality disorder.
The plot was great and in all honesty I didn't know who the villain was until it was actually revealed and even then it was a shock.
This is great book that I would recommend to fans of paranormal romance. Go get this book you wont regret it even if you're a love triangle hater like me.
I give this book