About 18 Thoughts: Olga Gay Worontzoff left the Underworld for her final year of high school anxious for things to return to normal, but fate has other plans. The new hottie at school reads her thoughts but nobody else's. Her best friend wakes up from his coma acting like a completely different person. Caught in a world that's a mix of familiar and supernatural, she must confront what she will—or won't—do to bring him back and stare down her own perceived inadequacies to face a couple of tenacious demons, figurative and literal. Everything she thought she knew about reality will change as she walks the line between past and present, fear and faith, love and loyalty. And by the end of a heartbreaking year, she might be forced to realize normal in the conventional sense of the word is the one thing she may never achieve.
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After reading the first and second book in the series, I was, of course, looking forward to seeing how the story comes to an end. I was not disappointed, but even surprised that this book was better than the first two. It was a little strange watching Nate, Olga, and Conner wake up as if the first two books had never happened, and it took a little bit for this new view on things to sink it. But as soon as the new circumstance slid into my brain gears, I realized how wonderful this twist was--a very refreshing way to take on the last book in a trilogy. It was simply sweet to watch Nate and Olga 'meet' and had me smiling over and over again. There's so much tenderness in this story, a mature love and care which isn't only visible in the growth of the characters, but in the writing itself. It made the book simply enjoyable to read. The plot is well woven, dropping hints and twists in all the right places to keep those pages turning. There were several things I didn't see coming, and of course, I was rooting for Olga the entire way. Although she'd already come far as a character, it was nice to follow her as she continued to discover more about life and herself. Summed up, this is a great ending to a lovely series, one that young adults will be sure to sink into and be left thinking about long after the last page has come to an end. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Olga looks around as she enters Conner's hospital room. The first thing she noticed was the really hot guy in the next bed. Olga sat, as she usually did, waiting for Conner to come out of his coma. She'd felt guilty about his accident. She just wanted him to wake up and be Conner again. Nate had moved to this small town with his family. He'd been in an accident that killed one other boy. Being in the hospital gave him to much time to think about it. When the hospital room door opened, Nate's breath was taken away by the girl who entered. Nate and Olga become very close. They both want things to work out for them, but weird things keep happening. One of those things is that Nate can read Olga's thoughts. Life would never be "normal" again. Strong characters and excellent writing make this book one to read. I enjoyed the mystery and the strange clues included in the story. It's like nothing I've ever read before and it made me consider situations I'd never thought of. If a book can make you think and entertain you too, it's a keeper. Each clue given leads you to the answers Nate and Olga seek. This is one I think everyone will enjoy. There are many elements at work here. Religion, supernatural and mystical elements are throughout the book. You'll think you know the ending but Ms. Ayres gives us just a twist and leaves you speechless. I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because this book is one for TBR pile. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~