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Witches inhabit our world, organized in covens and hiding behind a shroud of secrecy, the Veil. Skye’s London coven sends her to Seattle’s Greenwood High to find the Singularity, an unusually gifted witch who may break the Veil and trigger a dangerous new era of witch-hunting. Skye’s job gets even trickier when she clashes with intimidating rival witch Jane and meets charming new classmate Drake.
Drake falls for the mysterious Skye, but odd accidents, potion mix-ups, and the occasional brush with death kind of get in the way of romance. Once he discovers Skye is a witch, he goes to war for her, even though his only weapons are a nice set of abs and a sharp sense of humor. Fighting off wicked Jane and the other dark forces hell-bent on seizing the Singularity's immense power, Skye and Drake will risk everything to save the covens.
Going on a date has never been harder.
Fabio writes Young Adult/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal novels. He resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and kids. When not writing or reading, he geeks out with family and friends, solidifies his reputation as the world’s slowest runner, and acts very snobbish about movies. He’s also: author of YA paranormal WICKED SENSE, family man, gamer, “runner,” geek, kindle hugger, coffeeholic, x-men hopeful, district 3 tribute, hufflepuff, daydreamer.
I will say one thing; this book hooked me on the first few
pages. It just draws you in, and is so well written, I was very impressed. I also love how it takes place in Seattle, so close to where I live, that it just felt more real. I love books that are written well about witches, and this is one of those.
I loved Skye, she is a very strong and fun character, she is from London, and had to transfer to Seattle to look for the Singularity, who is a very powerful witch who has just started to come into her powers. Skye and her “Sisters” need to find her before the Night Witches do, as you can guess, they are bad news, and that much power in their control, can mean destruction. Skye is there best hope to find her, as one of her powers – that they call Charms- is True Sight, which means she can sense a witch’s energy from far away, unlike most witches only can sense each other in close range.
I really love how this book was written in first person, from 2 points of view, and each chapter has the name of whose POV it is, brilliant, love it, it only goes back and forth from Skye and Drake. This is somewhat of a paranormal romance, but its light on the romance, it’s not like it’s the whole bases of the story, its only a small part, which I like. I really enjoyed how these characters were not immature and whinny at all. One thing that I get tired of in most YA is that.
Drake is a great character too, it’s the first time I have read a males point of view, and really felt like I was in his head, how the young male has their insecurities just like the young women do at that age, I guess it helps that our brilliant author is a guy. Drake is supportive of Skye, and good for her.
Conner is a typical conceited guy that thinks he is better than everyone. I didn’t like him too much. I won’t say too much on him so to let you find out. I won’t be writing any spoilers. Jane, what can I say, she is a badass for sure. She was a mystery to me from the start. As you will find out when you read it. I was weary of her from the time she meets Skye, and wondered what she was about.
Overall, this book is written very well, the characters are very well developed, and you want to get to know them, and you care what happens to them. I also like that Drake’s dad is present in this and Skye’s mom and her aunt. I like that, as some YA leave them out, like they do not exist, which is wrong to me.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal and even people who do not usually read anything paranormal, as this is only with witches, and really is a good story I think most anyone can enjoy.
5 out of 5 stars
Here is a teaser for you:
“Fate? Do you believe in fate?” she asks.
“I do now.”
She blinks a few times, seemingly amused. Her glasses are gone, and I notice her eyes are a bright shade of blue I’ve never seen before. It’s hard not to stare. For a moment, those deep pools suck me in, play with me, own me, and spit me out. She looks away, reaches into her backpack, fishes the strange rainbow glasses out, and puts them back on.
I wonder if that eye color has a name.
“So, Drake, huh?” She offers her hand.
“So, Skye, huh?” I shake it, gently, lingering for a nanosecond too long. “Nice to meet you too.”
One more teaser:
It wasn’t a good idea. Streams of thick mud cross our path and flow down to our left. We’re caught in the middle.Chapter one is here, and a few paragraphs of Chapter 2, which is in Skye’s Point of view, so to give you a taste of how the book it written.
We hear a roar at the same time. I glance at him. He looks to his right, and then he shoves me away without warning. Before I know it, I’m sliding down the slope, grasping for plants to stop my descent, and a tree is falling over him. He tries to get out of its way. The trunk misses him, but one of the main branches hits him in the head. He tumbles over, and I scream.
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