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Posted March 2, 2015
I was given a eARC, for my chance to read and review.
It began with a dream, Maggie's dream, of red lightning flashing from a dark sky, turning buildings to ash. A dream that shook her to her core. It began with the falling of the massive structures of Stonehenge, one by one.
The image of the dream will stay in my head forever. Just so cool.
The book is told through Maggie, but switches point of view, nearly omniscient POV. We end up in the mind of the therapist, the news reporter, Maggie's mother, and friends. The switching did bother me a little, keeping me from really connecting to the characters, leaving me wondering why I needed to see into the mind of the therapist for that one moment, or get a view from the head of the news reporter a few times. However, when we move into her father's mind, I am intrigued!
I enjoyed the interaction between the characters. Maggie's family life, the chaos of five kids and a single mom living in a small house felt true. The need Maggie had to find her absent father, certain that he could fix everything, made my heart ache. Maggie's struggles in school, and not grade-wise, people, she's a smarty-pants, but with her peers. Her best friend, surprisingly a popular girl, hung by Maggie's side, even believed her when she spouted crazy talk of the end of the world.
And when the world ends, cause it does... she saves her friend and one other, a boy who has had a crush on Maggie forever. The dreams give her an image, a place to go, lead her to safety. They walk miles and miles, slowly realizing what has really happened and the impact it has on their lives. Their reactions are all different and believable.
And the alien orbs flying through the wreckage... completely creepy and awesome.
The way Maggie immediately connects the falling of Stonehenge to her dreams seemed fast to me. Her certainty that they would be safe at the caves, which she had seen in her dreams, bothered me a bit. I guess I needed more there.
However, I continued to read, because I needed to know. What had happened? Why? The scene with her father... he better not be dead, because I need more of him.
And the final scene. The final line of the book sent my heart a flutter. I love it when books do that. And when she publishes the sequels, she has told me there will be (cause I asked), I will read them.
Because there are things I need to know.
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This story transported me to a more innocent time, where there was room to grow and time to share, without the hustle and bustle we have nowadays. It was a story of true love and honor and gallantry, that gave me sighs and goose bumps, and left me with a good, cozy feeling all over. I highly recommend it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.