Tavia is the only survivor of a plane crash
that killed 256 people, including her parents. She is taken in by her step-aunt and uncle
and shuns most contact to avoid publicity. While doing some work at the library for her
online school classes she meets Benson, a library assistant who helps with her schooling.
Tavia has a crush on him and eventually tells him the truth about her.
She starts seeing a strange boy dressed in old-fashioned clothes, strange
symbols, and people disappearing and wonders if shes going crazy. Tavia soon
suspects she is being lied to and her relatives know more about whats happening than
theyre letting on. She is beginning to doubt the plane crash was an accident and
knows that secrets are being kept from her.
This was the first Aprilynne Pike book I read and I thought I had the
premise figured out but it turned out to be a concept I havent seen used before.
Slow to start, I enjoyed it after midway, when the teen angst bits lessened a bit, and
there are plenty of twist and turns and people not being who they appear to be. Tavia is a
strong character but just a little too trusting. I mean, going to a strange town because
someone she didnt know told her shed be safe there? A fun read for teens and I
look to the sequel.