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Posted January 26, 2013
Every story has its own theme. Even if it’s a premise that’s been done before, execution makes all the difference. Light, fun and predictable can still succeed. It mostly did for Spectral.
The plot both worked for me and it didn’t. The opening chapter drops the reader into an active scene full of tension. Curiosity had me flipping pages to get all the details explaining Jewel’s life in the witness protection program and why her family was moving yet again. As a reader, I was definitely sucked into the story and wanted to know more.
Then Jewel started school, and the predictable part of the plot appeared. The cutesy, helpful friend showed her around school—you know, the one that would, of course, become her best friend. There’s the hunky, sports jock that every girl notices, aka Chase. Yep, he’ll be hitting on Jewel shortly. And let’s not forget the dark, mysterious guy named Roman that plays guitar and is so gorgeous Jewel can’t help but be drawn to him (what girl wouldn’t be)…which all seems counterintuitive since she’s grown up being secretive all her life. Where literally showing her birth mark could be life threatening if she’s recognized.
While I found the presentation of the main characters and love triangle formulaic and a predictable part of the story, I was still interested in seeing where the plot would lead. The introduction of Jewel’s additional family members definitely had me wondering what they really wanted—and why Jewel didn’t ask her parents what was going on or tell her controlling Aunt Eva off.
The pace picks up in the second half of the book and the story really starts moving. The reader discovers why Jewel is being hunted and what she’s capable of. Family secrets are revealed, and though I expected some of the information, I was still pleasantly surprised. Even the love triangle’s resolution was predictable, but I wasn’t disappointed in the outcome. Spectral overall was an enjoyable read.
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Posted November 26, 2012
First of all let me start with the cover, it is absolutely gorgeous, I'm hoping that a paperback version will be released so I can have the pretty on my bookshelf, whomever came up with this cover needs a gold star.
I loved the fact that this book is a stand-alone and that everything is resolved at the end, no questions left unanswered, no loose ends and a perfect ending to a fantastic book.
Jewel is a sixteen year old girl who with her family are in the witness protection program, never staying long in any one place, but what she doesn't know is that she is the reason for the constant moving, and the birthmark that she has on her shoulder is never allowed to be seen by anyone other than her immediate family, you see Jewel is a very important person whom is wanted by people the world over, but when she finds out just why that is, it will change her life forever.
Of course what's a YA novel without some gorgeous guys, Roman whom is Italian and also as he informs her her Guardian, which is pretty much another word for a bodyguard, a hot one at that, and finally Chase, the popular boy at school who is interested in Jewel as well
There is never a dull moment in this story, I loved every moment and it was a shame when it came to an end, this will definitely be a re-read for me and I will be looking out for further Shannon Duffy books.
Posted July 29, 2012
What I liked most about Jewel was that even though she realized that most of her life was all one big lie, she didn't stop and hesitate on finding out who she really was. Now with the relationsip status that waa happening throughout the book. I found it pretty obivious that Roman and Jewel would end up together. It happens all the time. However, I still loved every second of the whole "me and you can never be together."
Now the plot, I can say one word...Amazing! Going back to the whole ida of Jewel's life being a total lie basically and her finding out secrets that were kept hidden. Another thing I liked was how every coven was out to get her, like she was some prize. The sense of being treated not like a human girl and people wanting her for just her power was something that kept this book captivating for me, as well.
Overall this book is one that contains action, love, adventure, sadness, betrayal, ect. All the good stuff to keep someone reading. I have one more thing to say is that everyone should go pick up this book and give it a shot. Who knows maybe you will be caught in its spell binding pages.
I give this book 4 souls!
Posted July 7, 2012
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“Listen to me , Jewel. I wanna tell you a story..........It’s the story of the butterfly....”
I absolutely loved Spectral. Shannon has written a great story. All is not what it seems, and I loved the curveballs Shannon threw at us.
I am going to say, the guys in this book are gorgeously written. Chase Quinn, the jock type, Mr Karate kid, is a fine specimen and I would love to read more about him. Stefano, is a little sarcastic, gorgeous of course, he says it how he calls it. Last but not least is, Roman Matteo. Where Chace is blond and American, Roman is dark, mysterious, plays in a band and is Italian.... adds a few bonus points for smexiness.
Pretty early in, you work out that Jewel aka True’s mum and dad, are keeping some skeletons in the closet. We just don’t know what. Aunt Eva needs a bit of a ‘stinky dead fish slap’ and little brother Jayden is a sweetie.
Shannon had me turning these pages wanting to know more. I was very intrigued. She held back on being predictable. You may think you know what is coming up, but then....curveball!
I love how Chace calls Jewel aka True, maple leaf, and he is a good listener. This is always important when you have unbelievable things to get off your chest. I am hoping there is another book ....? I would like to get to know Chace more....after all Jewel did promise.
Jewel is a very likeable heroine , she is only, almost seventeen, but she will fight for her family and for good. She just has to make it to her seventeenth birthday party.
Shannon takes us from America, to Russia , and on to Italy, a lovely bit of scenery along the way and some smackdowns as the story unfolds.
Taylor is a great friend and Olivia needs a ‘stinky dead fish slap’ from me also...hehe! No seriously, she needs a slap, jealousy is not attractive.
I really enjoyed this tale of love, betrayal, brave hearts, witches, Augusti Forza, power struggles , spells, loyalty and some witchy fighting. The story will keep you intrigued to know more and the guys are just gorgeous. I highly recommend Spectral and have my fingers crossed for a sequel.
Oh and pink , don’t buy Jewel any pink......
Posted June 20, 2012
It has been a few weeks since I read this book yet the excitement lives on. From the memorizing cover to the last white page I was mesmerized. I totally got sucked into this story. This was unlike any witch story I’ve ever read.
Jewel is a teenager (weeks from turning 17) living with a family who’s constantly on the run. With every relocation there is a new school, new people to avoid and new name and different identity. Living as a part of the witness protection program is the only life she has ever known. So why question it! Right?
From the first couple of pages there is a mysterious air surrounding Jewel’s 17th birthday. It’s a hush, hush topic everyone whispers about it, but never straight out talk about it, especially around Jewel. Boy oh boy, when her world starts crashing down, this book became an extension of my arm. The plot was so intricately woven. It never slowed down, and the surprises came like a wicked curve ball. The portrayal of witch culture, society, and matrix was fascinating. The characters were very believable. I bought every lie and felt every betrayal. I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. While it ended on a good note, I wouldn’t be disappointed if there was a sequel.
*I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.
Posted June 18, 2012
'Spectral' is an interesting paranormal young adult book that centers on Jewel, whose family has been on the run her entire life. Her parents led her to believe they were in the Witness Protection Program, but it seems that all they've told her is lies. She overhears her family talking about strange prophecies that have to do with powerful witches - and her. Jewel has to face the frightening new world of being the Spectral, trying to survive to her 17th birthday, and figure out what are lies and what - and who - is telling her the truth.
Jewel is a great heroine in this book. She is very likeable and the reader easily identifies with her struggles and triumphs. I found myself rooting for her from the beginning. Among the normal teen issues of trying to survive high school, first loves and friendship, Jewel also has to deal with assassin witches trying to kill her, new found magical powers, and discovering her entire life has been lies. The narrative of the story was fast paced and I flew through the book. It flowed really well and it was interesting to watch Jewel's character develop from a timid teenager who always followed the rules to a powerful young woman who could stand strong by herself. There were some parts of the story, namely the romance parts, that I thought were a bit too syrupy. Jewel kept gushing about the hotness of Chase and Roman and how awesome and perfect they were. I found myself rolling my eyes at these moments, but they didn't inhibit my reading experience that much. I think that 'Spectral' is a great paranormal YA book and I'm definitely going to be reading more of Shannon's work in the future.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Posted June 13, 2012
Who doesn’t love a good story about witches! Spectral by Shannon Duffy is full of witchy goodness, and drool worthy leading men.
The story revolves around main character Jewel who, at the age of almost 17, lives pretty much like a gypsy. Never staying in one place for a long period of time, constantly on the move, and looking over her shoulder. Thinking that the only reason that she could be on the run so much is that her parents are getting away from criminals that are hunting them down and so have been placed in the witness protection program, Jewel doesn’t even question her parents.
On the cusp of her 17th birthday, Jewel learns the astonishing truth of who or what she is… Jewel is a witch. Not only is she “just” a witch, but she is special. She is the Spectral. What is a Spectral?
“…the witch will enhance the endowment of each member of the coven,
brining immense power and blessings to the coven overall. This witch is so named the Spectral.”
Basically, Jewel is going to be a kickass, powerful witch. Awesome, right? The bad side…all the other witch coven’s want her, because to have her would mean that they would be the supreme coven. Hence the constant moving around with her family. Not only are there those that want her for their own personal gain, but there are those out there that want to seek Jewel out and kill her, simply because being a Spectral is an abomination. It also doesn’t help that in past history, Spectrals have been known to become all power hungry and turn on other witches, including their own family members. Good thing a Spectral is able to absorb any powers that are used against them. Too bad Jewel’s not yet 17, and hasn’t had her quickening…which is pretty much a ritual completed on the 17th birthday. Things are NOT looking too good for our heroine.
Not only are we fully immersed into this world of witchcraft created by Shannon Duffy, but we are also introduced to some very yummy guys. Chase and Roman. I personally leaned more towards Roman, because he had a little bit of a bad boy persona happening. You weren’t quite sure whether he was a good guy, or a bad guy, but he was all sorts of sexy. One thing that did frustrate me was the insta-love. Yep, it happens. I found myself shaking my head. But apart from that, the storyline was amazing, and Shannon Duffy’s writing was fantastic. I could completely picture the events happening in the book. I loved the different plot twists found in Spectral, which completely kept my attention. As you’re reading Spectral, you’re constantly guessing who could be genuine and want to help Jewel, or who is just twisting the truth to trick Jewel into trusting them.
Fans of stories involving witches will fall head over heels in love with Spectral…and and quite possibly, with Roman. With all the magical elements found throughout Spectral, it’s not difficult to be completely entranced in this book.
Posted June 7, 2012
Not quite 4 scrolls, yet above 3.5 scrolls......Hmmmm, another predictable one we've got here.... Although I was entertained and captured in this book the whole way through, it was thoroughly predictable. Jewel is one on the quiet side, we don't really see caracters like her now-a-days, we watch her grow from being quiet to someone who we could see have a lot of potential as being one of the heroines that we see in many novels today. I like this progression of growth in her, that way, we are more in tune with Jewel as a person, than to Jewel the character. The whole, running family from the dark forces and trying to protect Jewel is one of the major predictability points in this novel. And, as ususal, when in novels, the family is keeping something from the protagonist, Jewel goes and tries to find the solution herself. Well, who wouldn't when it's pretty obvious they're keeping something from her and dragging her to all these new places. There are oh so many twists and turns throughout the novel that keep us constantly turning through the pages and the momenum going. Nawwww, how can you not love her little brother, it makes me want to have a little brother! This book had all elements that I love in a story, growth, love and action blurred into one. I love the romance in this novel, despite my hate for love triangles. Yes, it did give me the sh*ts at times, but I loved it all no matter. I think I'm definitely team Roman :D
The ending was left open for our curiosity to wonder what would happen in the future. Yet we are content becuase all of the questions we had throughout the book have been answered at the ending, as well as towards the end of the novel.
Posted June 1, 2012
Spectral by Shannon Duffy
Jewel had moved her entire life, being told that her family was in the witness protection program and bad people were after her dad. After their last move, she discovered things were not what they seemed. She met Roman, who started school the day after her and seemed to know more about her and her family than she did herself. She discovered she was something called a Spectral, which was a very unique, powerful witch. Roman told her that he was there to protect her, but she didn’t know who to trust or believe anymore. The more time she spent with Roman, the more she was drawn to him, while, at the same time, another guy named Chase fought for her attention.
When I read the description for this book, I was intrigued, and when I read the actual book, I was impressed. It was not what I expected at all! Not only was the plot interesting, but also, surprising in some parts. The book was darker than I expected, which I liked. It wasn't super dark, but the main scheme of things was much more intriguing than Jewel just finding out she has powers, learning how to use them, and everything turning out fine. There is a ton of bad she must go through first, but the good and the bad balance out nicely. The plot, characters, and action kept me very interested until I finished the novel.
The characters were relatable and memorable. It was easy for me to put myself in Jewel’s place, not that I’m a super powerful witch or anything, but in the sense of putting myself into an awesome fantasy story. There were also two great guys in this book, but, of course, I personally fell for the darker bad boy, Roman. He was also a part of her new world, but he also wasn’t supposed to date her. Oh, forbidden love, it is always the best. I liked Chase a lot also; he was super sweet, respectful, and there for Jewel when she needed it.
This debut author did a great job keeping the story interesting and connecting everything really well. I got to know the world and characters on a level that made them feel very real to me. The author’s writing style flowed nicely, making it a very enjoyable, fast-paced read. I look forward to reading more of the author's work when she comes out with new books. I could see this turning into a series and would love to read more of Jewel’s story.
I received this book from Tribute Books for review.
Posted May 31, 2012
Imagine being a 16 year old girl who has been on the run her whole life, no friends, no internet, no boyfriends...nada! Every time you had to move it was a new name, new identity, the whole nine yards sort of thing. Now of course you have no idea why your parents do this, but you expect it to be because the mob is after them.
But what if it was really because you were a once in a lifetime magical being that only occurred during the summer solstice when there was both a full moon and total eclipse. This being, this Spectral, would be the most sought after in the magical world you didn't even know existed. Some would want you for your power, but some covens just want to kill you!
Join the battle for life, for power, but above all for love. Follow the life of Jewel (or True among other names) as she heads down a path of self discovery, learning about love, but most of all she learns that she has no idea who to trust.
Like many stories I read, I'm not always reading the synopsis, so that leaves me going in completely blind. I'm not complaining now, but I had absolutely no idea when I picked this one up to read. I was sucked in by the first chapter, and had a difficult time putting it down.
The action was creative, believable, and suspenseful. The love story was sweet, innocent, and had you wondering who Jewel would choose. The structure played within the family settings were on par with your run of the mill dysfunctional unit. It was really the perfect blend of fantasy and reality that I loved about the story.
I highly recommend this one for young adults, and those who enjoy romantic urban fantasy. It's a page turner, so give yourself time to read it from start to finish, because you won't want to put it down.
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Posted May 30, 2012
I love a good witch book, so I had to read this the second it was available, and I wasn't disappointed. Jewel is an amazing character. Her parents have been lying to her her entire life, and it leaves Jewel feeling disconnected from everyone, except her little brother. And she has good reason for feeling this way. I won't give spoilers, so you'll have to read it to find out what I mean, but let me just say that Duffy throws a twist in here that is truly awesome. Actually, she throws quite a few twists in the story by the end. And oh, the ending! Loved it!
Of course Jewel gets the attention of not one but two completely hot guys. Chase and Roman are both into Jewel, but there's something about Roman that's different--something Jewel is drawn to. The dynamic between the two is so well done, and there's plenty of conflict to go around.
Seriously, I don't want to spoil any of the twist and turns this book has, so go read it yourself and fall in love with Jewel and her friends.
Posted May 29, 2012
YA readers will certainly be kept guessing while reading Shannon Duffy's debut book, "Spectral" this summer! The plot is a perplexing one, and the characters serve to keep one guessing almost to the end about the crux of their life-style and the problem that keeps them running. Jewel's birthmark and special qualities are featured and decidedly interesting. Duffy's beautiful book cover will grab lots of ebook followers, is my guess, which is first and foremost in the the YA fiction crowd these days.
While her writing is good, I think Ms Duffy could have made the twists and turns of the novel a bit clearer to her readers. It's good to have suspense and mysterious characters; particularly handsome leading men! But, readers need time and information to fall deeply under the spell of a book and character. As in art--we sometimes need to create some clear space to see the full picture. Some more self-editing and experience will help in her next YA book, I suspect.
There is much to recommend "Spectral." The family and Jewel are, for the most part, interesting characters, their moving and "hiding" creates good mystery, as does her attempt to discover the whys and wherefores of her being. I loved the idea of Shannon's book.
I'm looking forward to more from this talented author. I think she has good ideas, and I think with her next book we'll see her develop as a solid YA author. This was a 3.5 star book for me. Not quite a cross over fiction... but fun, I thought, and age appropriate for teenagers.
Posted May 17, 2012
Spectral by Shannon Duffy is a supernatural romance that held my attention to the very end. It was a fun read, but it was very predictable. From the very beginning it was obvious Jewel would end up in a love triangle with the cute boy, Chase, who she is instantly attracted to, and the dark, mysterious Roman, who she feels an intense connection with. But, even though Spectral may be a little cookie cutter to begin with, as the story progresses I felt it morphed into something all it's own.
Jewel is an alright heroine. She wasn't very strong or smart or special, besides her spectral powers, but she sort of starts to grow on you as the story progresses. Really, my only complaint is that Jewel is a little on the whiny side. She's one of those characters who depends on other people to help her instead of helping herself, even though she's about to become an insanely powerful witch. But I do think she's got the potential to become a serious butt kicker in the future, what with being the spectral and all.
There was a part within the first few chapters that bugged me. Jewel goes to a bar with her friends and both sides of her love triangle, Roman and Chase, are there. She hangs with Chase for a bit, but then she notices Roman there and waves to him. She doesn't run across the room and leap into his arms, just waves politely from her place across the bar. But Chase doesn't like that very much. He doesn't yell at her, but he shows his displeasure that she might like another guy. Then, Jewel proceeds to say something completely idiotic in the vein of, "He's just a friend, don't be mad at me." Whoa, whoa, whoa! Wait up a minute here! She just met this dude the day before. Both dudes, actually. Chase has no claim on her, he's not her boyfriend, he's not her date for the night, she just happened to run into him at the bar, where she was actually going to see Roman play guitar. So, technically, she was meeting Roman at the bar, which means she owes Chase absolutely ZERO explanation as to why she's waving at Roman. I'm sorry, but this situation seemed very "possessive boyfriend" to me, and, like I said, she's known both guys exactly one day. Don't be mad at me? That's absolute crap and Jewel should be ashamed of herself for letting some guy she doesn't even know make her feel like she has something to apologize for. I started off thinking I might be Team Chase, but this scene immediately sent me over to Team Roman. But, honestly, I would've ended up Team Roman anyway. He's hotter. And not a possessive jerk!
All in all, I enjoyed Spectral. It's got this Disney Original Movie vibe to it. At least, that's the vibe I was getting from it. I liked it. It's a fun book about witches, high school, and hot boys. I recommend it to anyone looking for a light and cute supernatural story that will make them smile.
Posted May 15, 2012
This was a very interesting book. It has two hunky guys for Jewel to hook up with. One of them, Chase, is a very popular jock. The other one, Roman, comes across as a bad boy. Jewel has never been in one place long enough to have a close friend, let alone a boy friend.
Now she has a best friend named Taylor and two boys who are trying for her attention. With her past experiences with people chasing them, who can she trust when strange things begin to happen?
There is a well rounded cast of characters. Jewel has a definite connection with her younger brother. To say she would do anything for him is an understatement. Their relationship reminded me of my son and daughter. She has an aunt that you just want to kill. I felt tension the minute she entered the story. I just knew she had to be up to no good. Then we meet the grandmother. Jewel and her brother are thrilled to see her. The author does an excellent job of making you think you one thing then throwing a twist at you that you could not possibly see coming. This was a great read.
Posted May 14, 2012
This book is fascinating. I loved the whole idea of the book along with the characters.
What I adored most about this book is the great plot. We have a young girl who has been hidden as to what she is. I liked that everything about her is a lie. As she learns who she really is, who her real parents are, is makes for an exciting plot that never ends. I swear that each chapter you find out more and more and it just entices you to keep reading!
The characters are amazing. Especially Jewel. Her character is well written and had great growth to her. I like that despite what lies she has been told, she keeps moving forward to find her real life. The fight for her mysterious power, the search for what she can really do is awesome. This book reminded of another book similar is Once a Witch. If you love that type of book then you will love this one.
Spectral is an amazing read of fantasy, powers, and wars. The search for the ultimate witch with the ultimate power illuminates a world that no reader can resist to enter. Spectral is a beautiful story grows richly powerful with each new chapter.
Posted May 13, 2012
First-off, I must acknowledge Spectral's amazing cover art - the color palette is ethereal and alluring to the senses! It is one of my favorite covers of 2012, as is the story-line. This paranormal romance is anything but ordinary, with more page-turning thrills and hunky heart-throbs then the usual offerings of the supernatural genre. Chase, Stefano and Roman can "guard" me any day! Speaking of the characters, Jewel is one of my favorites, her devotion to family and her inner strengths really spoke to me. I felt like I related to her and Roman the most, particularly when they were at their most vulnerable points. Every character has a distinct personality, which is sometimes hard to pull off, but Shannon Duffy does a tremendous job with character development - there were only two characters I didn't like, and it was more about the "annoyance" factor. The dialogue is spot on, high-school with a little bit of "grown-up" thrown in; however I wish certain words wouldn't have be used so often to describe "the guys". Plot-wise, I loved the unexpected twists and turns - especially towards the end, (no spoilers!), and I thought that the characters acted realistically when faced with certain dilemmas. The level of romance was medium, I would have liked to see a lot more build up to Jewel's relationships, not just high school "crush" material, but overall it worked. I enjoyed the ending, but I hope that Shannon Duffy is not done with these characters yet. Sometimes I like when authors tie all the loose ends, and other times I just want MORE! This is one of those times. My only reading regret is not taking more time to savor it. Recommended to teens through adults with a penchant for the paranormal; and a little romance too!
Rating: On the Run (4/5)
*** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Posted May 12, 2012
(I was given this book for free on a read-to-review basis as part of the Spectral blog tour.)
16 year old jewel is sick of moving from place to place. But that’s exactly what her family have been doing for as long as she can remember. She thinks that it’s because they’re in the witness protection programme, but really it’s because Jewel is a ‘spectral’ – a child born during a total lunar eclipse, which coincides with the full moon of the summer solstice.
What Jewel doesn’t realise is that she’s being hunted. On the day of her 17 birthday she will go through a ‘quickening’ and receive her full witch powers, and massively strengthen her coven. For this reason everyone is after her – either to get her into their coven instead, or kill her so that no one else will get the power. But now that she knows, Jewel doesn’t know who to trust – the gorgeous guy she just met who claims to be her guardian? Her parents who have kept her safe for so long? Her grandmother?
Time is running out for Jewel as her 17th birthday approaches, and she desperately needs to find a dagger that is vital for her quickening. Can she find it in time though, can she evade the people who want to kill her, and who is her real family and coven?
I enjoyed this book. Jewel is so real and I love the way that she isn’t a stereotypical girl. She really struggles to work out who she can rely on in this book, and at every opportunity there is a new twist which makes her doubt herself.
I loved the idea that Jewel was a spectral – we’ve all read stories about great witches and such but this was a slightly different premise, and I’ve never heard the world spectral used in that way before!
The love interests were both nice in totally different ways, and thankfully there was no love triangle, although the main love in Jewel’s life was really her baby brother who she fought so hard to protect, and really did care about. Roman – the mysterious bad boy who claimed to be Jewel’s protector was just yummy, although she found it really difficult to know whether she should really trust him or not. The other love interest Chase was also pretty dreamy.
The story was nicely paced, and at times I could not put this book down!
Overall, an entertaining Young Adult witch story.
7 out of 10.
Posted April 19, 2012
SPECTRAL by Shannon Duffy is amazing!!!
Honestly, I read this book as a favor for a friend (the amazing Brenda Drake - if you haven't been reading her blog, you should!) and I was a little bit hesitant when I picked it up. I usually read YA contemporary novels, and I haven't been too impressed with the paranormal trend in YA lit. (I wasn't a huge fan of the TWILIGHT saga, and I'm probably the only person in the world who doesn't have any desire to read HARRY POTTER), so I wasn't sure if this book was for me. I began to read with a healthy dose of skepticism, determined simply to find a few good things to say about a book I was sure I wouldn't love.
But by the middle of the first chapter, I was hooked. I put my daughter on dinner duty and decided laundry could wait until I finished reading. This book was simply too good to put down!
Growing up in the witness protection program, Jewel has always lived on the fringes. Close friends are out of the question, as she never knows how soon she'll be moving again. But when she moves to Pomona Park, Florida, things start looking up. Not only does she find a true and fast friend in cute, bubbly Taylor, but she is immediately drawn to ultra-hot, super-sweet jock, Chase, who seems to really like her too. Jewel finally feels like a normal teenager.
But Jewel can't stop thinking about Roman, the super sexy bad boy, who may have all the answers she's been looking for, and the key to saving her life - if she can really trust that he isn't the enemy!
Take the magic and drama of the Twilight saga, weave in the romance of star-crossed lovers like Romeo and Juliet and sprinkle on a healthy dose of "Who do you think you are?" to get a book that will keep you turning pages until the very end!
I fell in love with Chase the first time Jewel saw him outside the ice cream parlor, and I rooted for him to win her heart... but Roman was a seriously yummy distraction. What if he was really THE ONE? As Jewel struggles to discover the secrets of her family and who she really is, each boy plays a crucial role.
Forget the whole Team Edward / Team Jacob debate. Are you Team Roman or Team Chase?