Addison Beckett tries hard to pretend she’s normal, but she’s far from it. Since she was six years old, she’s seen the world around her unraveling, as if someone is pulling a thread from a sweater and it’s all slowly coming undone. When she ignores it, it goes away, so that’s what she does.
Enter her arrogant-but-hot professor Asher Green. He knows all about her special brand of crazy. In fact, he might be just as nuts as she is. Asher insists that the dead from a parallel dimension are trying to possess the living in this one. And since Addison seems to be the only one who can see these “wraiths,” she just might be the key to saving the world.
Addison wants nothing to do with Asher or his secret society, The Mortal Machine. But as their animosity grows, she finds it harder and harder to ignore the chemistry between them. And when she discovers that Machine laws forbid her from touching him, she realizes that’s all she wants to do.
Stop the wraiths. Break the rules. Save the world. All in a day’s work.
Normal was overrated, anyway.
This book has so many elements to it. Addison goes from college girl to dealing with the paranormal world in ways I have never read about. For most of her life that she remembers she has dealt with seeing things. Things that couldn't possibly be from this world. She has done a good job of ignoring them until her college class. Where she gracefully dive bombs the class! From this point on her life will never be the same. She is about to enter a world full of hardcore people, wraiths, parallel worlds, and huge life changing decisions. Can Addison become the person she is destined to be? Is she really like these people?
Addison kind of has a guide through this new world. Asher. Her fake teacher. He is the most hot and cold person I have ever read about. He is nice and sexy sometimes then he is cold and mean the next. He never tells her exactly what's going on but, expects her to trust him. Addison is pretty snarky and I loved that. She called Asher out on his crap a lot which I don't blame her for. She has entered this whole new world and needs to know what's going on. We do get the answers just not right away.
Things at The Machine are not as they seem. There is a mole amungst their ranks who is trying to destroy them. They have all these rules that no one really understands. They just follow them blindly. Addison see's right through it. With some help of course. Will Addison be able to save The Machine and risk everything she used to have?
This stroy is so jam packed full of information and twists and turns. It was an amazing paranormal ride. A very well thought out story with great characters. I can't wait to see what is going to happen next.