I started this book, and could not put it down. I had to finish it, and did so in less than a day. I cannot rememebr the last time I read a full novel that quickly. The characters were well balanced and seemed … well, lifelike. There was a real sense of presence in every page. Sean Hayden does an incredible job at building the character-reader relationship. The dialogue and exchanges that occur were for lack of a better word flawless.
The paranormal angle, the family and social dynamic of highschool and the delicately handled romance all come together to form what I consider to be a YA Masterpiece. Don’t let the YA aspect put you off, it is a book that can easily be enjoyed by all ages, and has something to offer everybody.
I cannot wait to read the second in the series, there is a flow to the tale and the style of writing that will hypnotize you and hold you captive right the way through to the final page.
To summarize in but one word… unputdownable.