Pub. Date: January 3rd 2011
Pages: 288 pages
From Goodreads.com:When I first read the synopsis of this book it intrigued me. I feel like I read the synopsis wrong though.
In the year 2098 America isn't so different from the USA of today. But, in a post-9/11 security-obssessed world, "secured" doesn't just refer to borders between countries, it also refer to borders between states. Teenagers still think they know everything, but there is no cure for cancer, as Kelsa knows first-hand from watching her father die.
The night Kelsa buries her father, a boy appears. He claims magic is responsible for the health of Earth, but human damage disrupts its flow. The planet is dying.
Kelsa has the power to reverse the damage, but first she must accept that magic exists and see beyond her own pain in order to heal the planet.
Hilari Bell's writing was great, I loved that part of the book. However, I wasn't able to really get into the whole idea of magic, Raven, and Native American mythology. It just did not interest me. I wish that a few of the 'futuristic gadgets' had been explained more too. I was confused as to what exactly some of the things were, such as a tab.
As for the characters, I did not feel very close to Raven and I was disappointed because he was a big part of the story. I kind of wish there was a prologue about his myth or something to give me more insight on him. Kelsa was okay, I didn't find her extremely interesting, but she was not a bad character either.
Overall the plot line did not interest me and I was not able to finish the book. I will say that I will look into any books that Hilari produces in the future because I really did like her writing; I just hope they have a different topic.
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