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Release Date
May 08, 2012
ISBN
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It’s almost Mardi Gras, but for 16 year-old psychic Trinity Monsour this is no time for celebration. Another girl is missing. Tormented by visions she doesn’t understand—of an empty street lined by crumbling old buildings, a terrified voice warning her to be careful, and a body lying motionless in the grass, Trinity embarks upon a dark odyssey she could never have imagined. She’ll stop at nothing to better understand her abilities, convinced that doing so is the only way she can make sure the terrifying images she sees never actually happen. But it seems everyone wants to stop her. Her aunt is worried Trinity might discover secrets best left in the past. Her best friend, Victoria, is afraid Trinity is slipping away, her boyfriend, Chase, fears she’s taking too many chances, and the lead detective will barely let her out of his sight. Only one person stands by her side, and in doing so, he slips deeper and deeper into her heart and her dreams—blurring the lines of reality and illusion. When the dust settles, one of them will be dead.

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This is the second book in a series but you don't necessarily have to read the first book, Shattered Dreams, to know what's going on.

This was not my favorite book. I felt it was a bit slow and a little on the dark side, with the characters seeming too broodish and immature for my taste. Chase and Trinity are at odds with each other a lot and his answer to conflict resolution is either a) walk away from her or b) grab her and kiss her like there's no tomorrow. I don't care how hot a guy is, there's only so much kissing I'd allow before I'd serve him a knuckle sandwich for lunch for trying to avoid having a conversation. Chase also spent way too much time with his ex and the bracelet thing would have been a deal breaker for me.

The situation with Dylan was a mix of restrained attraction and awkwardness, he too walks away when things get tense with Trinity. While it was nice that he seemed to magically show up to rescue her from danger, it was also kind of stalkerish. I felt like the guys needed to grow up and she needed to just decide who she wanted to be with.

It appears that a crime was solved in the first book, and there's one to solve in this one as well. My guess is there will be one that drives the plot of the next book and Trinity will also work out her feelings surrounding the boys.
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This is the second book in a series but you don't necessarily have to read the first book, Shattered Dreams, to know what's going on.

This was not my favorite book. I felt it was a bit slow and a little on the dark side, with the characters seeming too broodish and immature for my taste. Chase and Trinity are at odds with each other a lot and his answer to conflict resolution is either a) walk away from her or b) grab her and kiss her like there's no tomorrow. I don't care how hot a guy is, there's only so much kissing I'd allow before I'd serve him a knuckle sandwich for lunch for trying to avoid having a conversation. Chase also spent way too much time with his ex and the bracelet thing would have been a deal breaker for me.

The situation with Dylan was a mix of restrained attraction and awkwardness, he too walks away when things get tense with Trinity. While it was nice that he seemed to magically show up to rescue her from danger, it was also kind of stalkerish. I felt like the guys needed to grow up and she needed to just decide who she wanted to be with.

It appears that a crime was solved in the first book, and there's one to solve in this one as well. My guess is there will be one that drives the plot of the next book and Trinity will also work out her feelings surrounding the boys.

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