If you think your life sucks, met Evie...
Evie Meyers’ life is one spent on the run. Every minute of every day, her life is in danger if anyone should suspect the truth about her ancestry. Her father was willing to risk everything to keep the truth hidden, even from her, but the lies he fabricated were exposed when her high school crush, Clay Jacobs, inadvertently stumbled upon her secret. His discovery puts Evie at risk from a secret organization tasked with washing the world clean of nonhumans—and Clay is one of its deadliest soldiers. Forced into a war she doesn’t understand, all because of what she is, Evie is left with no choice but to flee with her father to escape persecution.
When Clay reappears in her life, battle scarred and mysterious, Evie is unprepared and terrified as he forces his way back into her heart. When the battle catches up with her, and a tragic accident tears apart the peace she discovered, she finds herself alone and without the protection of her father, or her lover. Now, she needs to keep her secrets hidden and learn to survive on her own in a world that wants her dead, all while searching for the missing piece of her heart.
My thoughts: This book seriously hit on so many elements that I love when reading. There was the obvious fantasy elements. Which Michelle does not dive right into. As the reader, you understand from her lifestyle that there is an underlying cause that is not "natural" but she weaves the actual revelation into the story. Brilliant! There is a portion of the book that is pleasantly more fantastical than other parts, mostly in the middle, and I enjoyed these portions, too. But the backdrop of the entire story might be the romantic relationship between Evie and Clay. The relationship between these two characters drives many scenes in the book - and even when he is absent from the page physically, the readers are always reminded, through Evie, of Clay and I really liked that. The book was paced well, no errors that I noticed, and great characters with good chemistry. And the end left me wanting more but this could easily be a standalone novel. But I don't think it will be.
I highly recommend this book to those who love Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, and Romance.
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