- Pub. Date: September 2010
- Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
- Format: Hardcover , 400pp
- Sales Rank: 12,334
- Age Range: Young Adult
Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory’s magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe—but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself.
Soon she’ll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe’s ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn’t been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?
I went into this book right after finishing Impossible and I have to say that I was pretty disappointed. I came to expect great development in both story and characters.
I had a really hard time with the flip back and forth between the two different story lines. It left me confused and honestly a little lost. For me I think, I would have rathered the story to run as one and all of the surprises at the end. I felt like I was always missing something.
I felt like I never really got to know Mallory, Phoebe and the other. More like the story moved but I never got a great sense of who they were. It seemed that it was just surface information until the very end where there was some deep feelings explored.
Overall, it was not a bad book just not my favorite. I hope to see Werlin return to the style of writing displayed in Impossible.