Sunday, April 27, 2014
Wraithsong by E.J. Squires
Seventeen-year-old Sonia is in her senior year when she realizes that she is even more different from her friends than she thought. One day there’s an incident with her and another student, proving she has the same ability to control people as her mom. Though she has had a few similar experiences before, this incident verifies exactly how different she is.
Things really begin to change when Sonia meets a senior named Anthony. Soon she finds herself consumed by him—which is shocking—because she’s just not one to fall in love. Anthony is handsome and mysterious, but that’s not what drives Sonia crazy. While other guys usually fight for her attention, Anthony doesn't even give her the time of day. And even stranger yet, her ability to control people doesn't work on him. Little does Sonia know that he keeps a deep secret too, and that that very secret holds the answer to who she really is.
With only a few weeks left of school, horrible things happen: Three of Sonia’s cousins, living in another state, are killed, and Sonia’s mom vanishes without a trace.
Anthony tells Sonia that her mom has been taken to an invisible island called Wraithsong, and that his mother is the abductor. To save her mom’s life, Sonia is forced to accept Anthony’s help and travels with him to find the island, but when Anthony’s mother discovers they are working against her, she sends someone to kill Anthony and capture Sonia.
This was such a unique story. I have never read a book about Huldra's. I was instantly drawn into Sonia's world. She is almost 18 and knows she is different. Her mom is very secretive about what Sonia is and what her powers are. Sonia knows her saliva does weird things to people. I felt so bad for Sonia. She was in the dark and didn't know why it was so important not to use her powers. Imagine being 17 and not being allowed to kiss a boy. Especially when Anthony comes along, a gorgeous guy that she has to spend detention with after standing up to her bully.
After spending time with him she knows something is different, but what could it be? She is living in dangerous times. Her Mom's sisters, she didn't even know about, are missing. Something is wrong in the world that Sonia isn't even allowed to know about. Sonia's life is about to change. Her trust in people will be questioned. Will she make the right choice?
Anthony is the guy who captures Sonia's heart. She is drawn to him. Something that has never happened to her before. First he is nice to her then he's mean. Eventually he ends up asking her out. His intentions are not quite innocent however. They have some pretty intense romantic encounters too. He is there for her even after her mom is taken. Sonia's trust in Anthony is truly tested. Will Anthony prove to Sonia how much he truly cares about her?
I really liked this book. I love any kind of mythology so it was right up my alley. I am very thankful that the author offered me a copy for review. I am looking forward to the next installment of this series!