Author: Jordan Dane
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
Links: Amazon | Goodreads
Two years ago, Brenna did the unthinkable. She witnessed the aftermath of a murder and accused her only true friend--the first boy she ever loved--of being a killer.
Now sixteen, Brenna returns to Oklahoma only to discover that Isaac "White Bird" Henry isn't in juvie. The half-breed outcast is in a mental hospital, frozen in time, locked in his mind at the worst moment of his life. And when Brenna touches him, she's pulled into his hellish vision quest, seeing terrifying demons and illusions she doesn't understand.
Feeling isolated and alone, she's up against the whole town, targeted by bullying former classmates, a bigoted small town sheriff, and a tribe who refuses to help one of their own. But when Brenna realizes she's as trapped by the past as White Bird is, this time she won't turn her back on him. She's the only one who can free them both.
Even if she has to expose her secret--a "gift" she's kept hidden her whole life.
Although the premise of this story was unique, I found it very hard to get involved in the storyline. This seemed more like a debut novel than one from an established author. However, I've not read any of the author's previous works, so I do not know if this is the norm for her or not.
I was very aggravated with the voice of the female main character. Yes, she was a teenager and is expected to be lacking in maturity, but I can't believe that even I sounded this immature as a sixteen-year-old: 'Derek got in my face, close enough for me to smell his bad breath and get a zoom on his zits. One on his chin was ripe. The dude seriously needed to harvest.'
The story, albeit different, was very predictable and a chore to finish. It was a quick, light read, but I'm unlikely to recommend it to any fellow readers.
*I won a copy of this book through a giveaway on The Book Heist.*
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