Synopsis from GoodReads:
…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.
As always I love Jennifer’s writing and the stories she comes up with. This particular one was a quick and easy read, and I to roughly enjoyed it! 🙂
I love the character development and changes with both Ember and Hayden, and I really like the aspects of the different gifts. The way the story started, I felt as though I was Ember, wanting to know what the hell happened.
Not to mention, the book had me on my toes, because just like Ember I was blaming who she was blaming for everything. Then the person who it really was, well I though they were the good guys! :’)
From this book I picked up a lot of family vibes, like how Ember cares deeply for her sister and mother no matter what. And is determined to find out what happened!
Hayden is the self and same in how he has all this trust and loyalty to his family, despite their odd quirks and questionable pasts.
Though I think as well, the book teaches a lot of acceptance and letting things go, otherwise they’ll consume you.
All in all I really liked this book, though I do wonder now how they are all dealing with the gradual not-so-much-death-touch!
**** 4/5 stars