This book was surprising in so many ways. I have a very fragile relationship with the entire not human thing. However Belle Whittington has created a well written and intriguing story. There wasn't a point where I felt it was too much or got board with the story. The characters were so realistic and believable and to be honest the story was more about them than anything. I think that was one of the biggest things for me, that the story wasn't just about "It" but about the secrets and what was going on in their lives. That's not to say that "It"didn't make the story but more so that it didn't run it.
"This story takes place in an outwardly unimportant little town.
Looks can be deceiving."
Blair is the baby of the group. She has always hung out with her older brothers friends and this summer everyone is getting ready to say good bye. That's kind of how everything starts. Being out on Blair and her brothers grand parents farm when things take an odd turn. Blair is having nightmares and you only get bits and pieces of what they are but they are a piece of the puzzle that I grasped every time.
"I woke up screaming. Not because of the dream, but because someone
was shaking me and telling me to wake up."
You can't help but feel a little of what each of the characters feel. I would like to be like Everett but I think my reaction would be to freak out like Natalie. I honestly love that these teens are just regular teens. They aren't the rich and famous or the popular people, they are just a tight group of friends. There is a little bit of everything in the group and everyone seems to support one another for the most part. I would like to say 100% of the time but when you read it you will understand why in certain moments they don't. The summer leaves them all changed and really there is no way to go back.
"I've been thinking about something," she checked her makeup in the
mirror. "I've been wondering which one of us is the real Cicada."
Biggest thing with this book is that I wanted more at times. By this I mean I wanted a little more in way of explanations for things. For the most part I was good but the things that I felt were missing could have changed this into an epic book. With that said I must mention that I had no desire to put this book down and got irritated when I had to put it down to do things. I can't wait to get Firefly and continue on with this sci-fi/paranormal/mystery.