Author: C.F Fruzzetti & M.I Pearsall
Publisher: Pure Energy Books
Published: July 7, 2011
Rating: 3.5-4 Birds
Teenager Whitney Forbes thought her biggest problem was surviving high school and determining if there was more to handsome Reid Wallace than just his looks and popularity. She was wrong; her problems were about to get a lot more complicated.
Whitney always knew she was special. But when she discovers she is more special than she ever imagined, surviving another school day takes on a whole new meaning. Caught in the middle of a CIA plot and her undeniable magnetic attraction to Reid, she will need to decide who she can trust and what it means to become the Sundial...before she risks her heart and an alarming plan goes into motion.
Will she have what it takes to not only survive but also prevail? Time brings the truth to light in this epic adventure about love, trust and the process of turning adversity into advantage.
My take: Okay so honestly the book started out and you’d never really know that there’s anything truly different about Whitney. She’s kind of this average girl who goes to school, plays soccer, does some kung fu – no real big deal right?
But as I got further into the book and discovered more and more about Whitney, I began to understand just how atypical she truly is. She meets this guy Reid who she really can’t get a feel for – and that’s kind of where it starts as to knowing why she’s different.
It’s described that she usually gets a feel for someone, or doesn’t have clouded judgment around them, but with Reid, it’s something completely clouded and unclear. It’s like being out of focus. And it’s sort of enticing at all times because she has to learn more about him “the old fashioned way” – by getting to know him.
Learning more and more about Whitney’s family – namely her father – during the story was thrilling. Each thing learned along the way made complete sense and you just got this “so THAT’S where that belief/fear/etc… comes from!”. And you start to wonder just how much more Whitney, her dad, and everyone else in the story is hiding!!!
All in all, it’s a pretty good read. It’s a bit slow at times, but at other times I was just like “wait that was too fast, I feel like I missed something” because I’d fly through a chapter here and there! I’d definitely recommend this if you’re into mysterious life of some kind.
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