Read: October 2012
I rated it on Goodreads: 5 stars
Ava Michaels used to think she was special. As a child, she fantasized about having magical powers . . . making things happen. But Ava grew up and eventually accepted the fact that her childish dreams were just that, and maybe a normal life wasn’t so bad after all.
Now a young college student, Ava meets Caleb Foster, a brilliant and mysterious man who’s supposed to help her pass Physics, but in reality has another mission in mind. What he shows Ava challenges her view of the world, shaking it to its very core. Because Caleb isn’t quite what he seems. In fact, he’s not entirely human, and he’s not the only one.
Together, the duo faces a threat from an ancient race bound to protect humans, but only after protecting their own secrets—secrets they fear Ava may expose. Fighting to survive, Ava soon learns she’s not actually normal . . . she’s not even just special.
She’s a little bit more.
Wow. What an amazing book. When I first started to read it, I was a bit confused by what the story with Caleb was and why there were people following Ava, but the more I read the more intrigued I became.
I will admit I made a few guesses as to why Caleb was “protecting” Ava, and none of them were right, but it was fun trying to figure out while reading.
The book starts of with Ava’s nightmare about a man attacking her on campus, it’s through this nightmare we meet her roommate Lucy, who is your typical college party girl. Though she is a great friend to Ava, who spends most of her time studying and working. Ava, it turns out, is failing a class in school, one that she needs to pass in order to keep her scholarship. Her professor suggests she gets a tutor and this brings us Caleb, the physics tutor, but he’s so much more than just someone with a high IQ.
It was a little shocking to see Ava’s nightmare become reality, but I had a feeling something like this was going to happen to her, and Caleb would have to come to her rescue.
About halfway through the book we get to know more about what Caleb is and why he is there with Ava. We also find out Ava has a special ability herself. They are both part of the Race, “mythical” creatures with special gifts that look like humans, but outlive them. However, Ava has no idea that she could be one of them.
The remainder of the book is action packed with Ava and Caleb on the run from the Council, Ava and Caleb going to the council, Ava’s testing (to find out if she’s really a half-breed and what her power is), then Ava’s old childhood friend Arthur showing up, a rescue mission, and another escape.
All in all this book was not what I was expecting and I’m extremely glad that I read it. Can’t wait for the next book.