Blurb: Dying sucks–and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things–including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden’s adopted father, a man she’s sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister’s hand again. And hell, she’d also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn’t?
But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not’ve been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.
– Review’s really short, sorry for that. (and sorry for my mistakes ^^)
Reading this book was nice. I love all of JLA’s story, so I had to read this one, too. And it was a standalone – no waiting for sequels. YAY! And the cover is really beautiful. I love it ♥
The characters were really likeable … well, at least a few of them. Ember and Hayden were great, I really liked them. The way their friendship grew was great. Hayden helped Ember to accept her ~gift and to live with it. Their romance which developed through the book was really cute and intense, especially because they can’t touch each other *sigh* But that made it even better because it was not like every other love story everyone read a million times about. It’s not really a physical relationship but an emotional one ♥
The story itself was nice but I missed the “kick” I always get reading a book by JLA. The ending was good for a standalone book but I still have a few questions.
So, in the end the book gets four sheep. I really liked reading it but I missed something.
img & blurb source: goodreads.com