There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
England the year 1854. This book begins in the past. What an exciting beginning it tells the story from his perspective of two star-crossed lovers who have repeatedly been torn apart. He remembers and tries to walk away. She doesn’t and has no understanding of why she is drawn to him. But when they do get together, the combustion draws something strange. However, we have no names as of yet.
Current day: Luce became a student at the Sword & Cross reform school. Obviously, there is a reason she is here. Still, she seems like a typical teenager, minus some issues she seems to have that aren’t explained. She does mention a lot of details about this darkness she experiences. This school is clearly for troubled teens. I’m still wondering what her story is and what type of paranormal she is.
There is a weird love triangle in this book as she goes back and forth between Cam and Daniel. They both show something you could call interest. Cam is more forward and swoony, but we don’t know the skeletons in his closet. Daniel is more mean and snide, but we do know they have a history.
This book is very slow-moving to eventually figure out the paranormal aspects. A tragic accident at school leaves us with more questions than answers and Luce once again under scrutiny. We do finally get answers. There is romance, but it is a very young adult.
Things actually ramp up finally, but of course, now it is so much action that it is hard to comprehend the answers. Luce must go away, and it seems there is a tentative truce in place for the ones on opposite sides of this war. You do finally discover what kinds of paranormals are in this book, and I have to say I was shocked and surprised.
However, the book was very long and drawn out, and I wasn’t as into the story as I had hoped to be, so I probably won’t be reading any more in this series. I also won’t reveal the paranormal mystery in the book to you. You’ll have to read it yourself. I would call this book a paranormal romance. There was so little romance in it, but it definitely classifies as paranormal fiction.
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