help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair
that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after
growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she
came from and who she is.
search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother:
Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than
they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t
know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the
lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2
is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature
she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her. Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.
reading this with an open mind. The plot sounded really interesting and
the cover is pretty. I was bitterly disappointed. I didn't enjoy this at
character was one that I wanted to like but I just couldn't get past
her complaining about how awful her life is. 'Oh, I'm going to die at
21!', 'My hair keeps growing!', 'My eyes are weird!' etc. Not actual
quotes, that's was just the general feel of it for me.
plot is also quite silly in places, especially when Ari experiences her
first uber-headache. She wakes up in a restaurant and snogs Sebastian's
face off. Then they're a couple. Then they're not. Then they are again.
Then she tries to hump a Vampire...
redeeming factor for me was Violet, a little goth girl with sharp teeth
and a pet alligator. Violet is really sweet, like the perfect kid
sister - plus she has the handy fighting skills.