Finding herself freed from captivity, with her captor still at large, Samantha is on guard against everything and everyone around her. Unfortunately, walling up her heart proves difficult when eighteen-year-old Blake Knightley moves in next door. When Samantha starts experiencing strange changes within her, she realizes her captor may have left her more damaged than she originally thought. Now she must turn to Blake for help in order to unearth the truth behind the monster who started this all... or risk experiencing worse things than just falling in love.
It was actually really hard for me to get into this book. It wasn't the editing, but the content. It felt unrealistic, to a level of silliness. An example: The mother is a horribly selfish person that cares more about her daughter's appearance and interest in boys than she cares that her daughter was KIDNAPPED AND MISSING for a while.
As someone who has suffered abuse, I found the actions of the main character and those around her to be very unrealistic.
The story picks up about 30% in. By that point I was glad that I had decided not to call it a loss. I absolutely loved how dragon flies were incorporated into it, and the twists and turns that went on in the story.
There were still a few issues, mostly with the main character's family. They didn't feel realistic. But they were really such minor characters by this point, that I hardly noticed them.
Lots of drama happened. I ended up staying up way past my bedtime because of it all. It was really freaking awesome.
Until it hit about 90%. Then it just got silly. It was definitely a plot twist... Also, "Gene Gray", seriously? First of all, "Jean" second of all "Grey".
This book took me almost a third of it to keep me interested, and if it wasn't for review I doubt I'd have stuck around that long. Although the majority of the book was pretty awesome, almost half of it was not.