Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she’s seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.
As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.
And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.
Theia doesn’t understand how she dreamed of Haden before they ever met, but every night has them joined in a haunting world of eerie fantasy. And as the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her forward one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels toward him is stronger than her fear. As she slowly discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure whether she wants to resist him- even at the cost of her soul.
I loved this book and the author’s writing style. She occasionally annoyed me with a few of the background character’s attitudes and actions, but kept me interested with peeks in to Haden’s mind, and by giving detailed descriptions of his character without missing the point of the story.
The entire perspective of the heroine changes once she reached the climax of the book, but in a way that had me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what will happen. Throughout the entire book, she managed to surprise me with the behavior of the hero and heroine without ever breaking their character. As the story went on, the attitude of the hero and heroine changes almost imperceptibly until they’re obviously full blown in love.
Even after all of their hardships together, their constant push and pull relationship never changes and neither of them seem to find peace with the other. Whether it’s Haden, making Theia jealous, just to tick her off, or Theia, flaunting the traits in her that he hates the most simply because she can, they’re both insufferable in a loving kind of way. With all of that in mind I have gained new-found respect for Hayes. The characters stay true to their original personalities.
I add my compliments because I have yet to stop thinking about the book and the characters and all their hardships.
I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5. I didn’t give it a five simply because some of the background characters really annoyed me, and almost made it hard to read.
This book is available from NAL Trade. You can buy it here or here in e-format.