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Young Adult Indie 1520
Unique and Fun
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
3.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
A different take on magical abilities.

The Story:
Imogen has lived her life with the ability to read emotions and no idea why. She must keep it a secret from those around her outside of her family. When her grandfather who raised her, decides it is finally time for her to know the truth, he enlists the help of an old friend Leo, but Leo is part of a bigger secret that she may not quite be ready for.
Enter the new kid at school. He's dark and mysterious. Imogen senses danger. But is that danger tied to who he is or is it about the larger happenings around them?

What I loved:
I quickly found myself rooting for Leo. Each of the characters has some great qualities that make it easy to root for them. The story itself is intriguing. I loved the broader conspiracy and all of the different elements that were put into play. Any book with time travel is a huge win. This story was exciting.

What was just okay for me: As much as I liked each character individually, there's no chemistry between any of them. Even the love story, which is usually a slow burn, fell flat. One moment they hated each other and couldn't trust each other and the next they were kissing. Parts of the story had me confused and others had me wanting to skim. They'd quickly be followed by some very well-written and exciting chapters. I wish it all could have been like that. The emotion reading also became a bit too much.

Final Verdict:
A fast-paced, exciting story unlike anything you've ever read before.
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