Author: Linda Evangelista
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Expected Publication Date: March 4, 2014
*ARC received from publisher via NetGalley
Sixteen-year old Selena Fallon is a dreamer. Not a day-dreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally this is not a problem as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. Except from her best friend Kyle and her grandparents, of course. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little too freaky even for her.
Enter Dillan Sloan. Selena has seen the new guy in a different dream, and he is even more droolworthy in person. Beyond the piercing blue eyes and tousled dark hair, there is something else that draws her to him. Something…electric. Unfortunately, Dillan makes it more than clear that he does not feel the same. They just met, so why would he act like he hates her?
When Dillan and Selena are forced together one weekend to work on a school project, Selena prepares to be ignored as usual. But when she stumbles across a few undead in the backyard, Dillan comes to her rescue and reveals a whole lot more. Not only is he part of a society that hunts otherworldly creatures…she is too. And she is being targeted by a force bigger and darker than anything she ever imagined. Despite her death dream, Selena is not going to give up easy, especially when she discovers that Dillan might not actually hate her after all.
I really wanted to like this one, but I just didn't. It was mediocre. Familiar plot, familiar characters. Special girl, hot new guy, and they take an instant dislike to each other...you know the story. If it had been well done, I wouldn't have minded the familiar story, but it wasn't. And Selena has this power to see the future, but she never does anything with it and acts like she can't change the future. So why is her power so special?
Additionally, I never connected with the characters and I thought the dislike between Selena and Dillan was forced and didn't make much sense. The reactions of the characters was unrealistic and the dialogue was bad. And it was so obvious who the villain was...I even knew it very early on (and that usually doesn't happen). There were two twists at the end that I wasn't expecting and I am curious about where the story is going, but not enough to continue. In sum, a weak story with forgettable characters that doesn't distinguish itself from the masses of other similar books out there.
Posted by: Pam