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Lora wants nothing more than to be the wind behind sexy windsurfer Chance's sails. But fulfilling that wish just became...complicated. After seventeen years of normal life, someone wants Lora and her family dead. And the attempted massacre isn't nearly as strange as the reason behind it.
3 out of 5 (good)
Looking at some previous reviews, I see this book is yet another one where it has been compared to the Twilight Saga. Having read those and this, I can concur with the other reviewers. There are similarities but, more importantly, there are differences too. Yes, Lora is awkward and plain (her words), yes Chance is a "HOT water bottle model" (again her words but am I the only one who thinks of an actual hot water bottle whenever I read it?) It turns out that Lora is not just an awkward teenager with a crush on a vampire but she is actually a Princess of Shapeshifters, betrothed from a very young age to Chance and destined to rule 2 kingdoms and bring about peace - so no pressure then. You also have to worry about Lora's friends - they are supposed to be best buds but she disappears for weeks after meeting a new boy, drops out of high school and supposedly has this mysterious illness that her mother had... and they don't think that is strange? When they see Lora again for the first time in a long time, there's just hugs and 'normal' conversation. On the whole, this book is quite good and has some interesting twists to the idea of shapeshifters so it was worth the time reading it. However, there are some bits that just don't seem to fit. There is some character development that still needs to be done, and the back story needs filling out a bit more. On a personal note, it would be nice to know WHY Lora falls insta-love with Chance apart from because he's a hot water bottle. If Chance calls her "my sweet" or winks at her one more time though, I think I may scream. An interesting and entertaining book, could be better but I've read far worse.
* Verified Purchase ~ June 2012 *
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Angela Carlie writes young adult fiction. When she's not writing, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading and traveling. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and son.