I’ve done different reading challenges in the past and this book was one of them. I will admit it was a super hard read for me. Not due to reading difficulty, but due to content. Holy cow it was just not a good book. I never give Zero star ratings because but this book was close to deserving one.
Author: Alyson Noel # of pages: 352
Star Rating: 1 out 5 stars
Goodreads Synopsis: I shove through the crowd, knocking into girls and bouncing off boys, until one in particular catches me, steadies me. I feel so secure, so at home in his arms. I melt against his chest-lift my gaze to meet his. Gasping when I stare into a pair of icy blue eyes banded by brilliant flecks of gold that shine like kaleidoscopes, reflecting my image thousands of times. The boy from my dream. The one who died in my arms.
There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But it’s when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she’s meant to be with…or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.
My review: See, based on the synopsis it sounds like it would have been a pretty cool book! A young girl learning how that she has special abilities, finding the guy whose literally been in her dreams, and fighting a big bad. Sounds like it would have been a really good book. Boy was I wrong.
I do not rate books lightly but this book took the cake. The main character is supposed to be a quiet girl who always feels different…BUT she is so arrogant. Usually the quiet characters in a book aren’t full of themselves. They may have moments where they stand up for themselves, but they are rarely full of themselves. She honestly comes off like she is better than every one else around her and it was just not appealing at all. Daire was just not a very likeable at all! The story description sounded like it would interesting, but it wasn’t. In fact it really dragged on much longer than it should have. The book felt like it was just about a spoiled girl coming into her own, but at the same time I feel like she really didn’t.
I really would not read anything else by this author. The story idea had such promise but the book itself was not interesting and painfully slow. I would not recommend it at all.