Date finished: 03 October 2011
Rating: 2 stars
Genre: Paranormal romance; Urban fantasy; YA
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
Overall: This book is okay. If you’re a woman and can suspend every inclination towards feminism that you’ve ever had, you’ll be ok. If you’re a man and would like to maintain the delusion that ‘treat them mean, keep them keen’ is a valid mantra, you will also be ok. Other than that, I’d suggest that you tried a better example of what YA fantasy fiction has to offer, like, say Maria Snyder’s Study series or Kristin Cashore’s Graceling.