Born of a vampire father to a human mother, Elizabeth Bandores’ life was never going to be normal, so she can’t image why she thinks starting college will be any different.
Having grown up in the affluent Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and desperate to escape, she decides on the small college town of Sage Springs. With dreams of being a writer, she joins the college newspaper and is introduced to blond, confident Flynn Matthews, Sage Springs’ rising swim star.
But a carnival has set up in the small town, and the boy running the Waltzer catches her eye. Dark-haired, leather-jacketed Riley is rude, with an air of danger. Elizabeth can’t help but notice him. And when an accident thrusts them together, she discovers he’s noticed her, too.
Sage Springs isn’t the quiet little town Elizabeth had hoped for. The forests bordering the town harbour a dark secret—one some of the residents have been trying to protect, and the leaders of the carnival have set in their sights…
I read the synopsis on Netgalley and thought it sounded pretty interesting and promising and was excited when I got approved for this book.
Sadly, I didn’t enjoy the book as much as I thought I would.
I found the main character Sage a little annoying and she got on my nerves really quick. A little too much teen angst with her and the constant insta lust for Riley.
While I thought the story has great potential and held my attention, it all felt very rushed. Another thing was that sometimes it was a little confusing to figure out if she had a dream, a vision or if it was real life that is happening.
I’m sure that other people might enjoy this book a lot more than I did, but it was just not for me.
I rate this book at 2 ½ ★
*I received a free ARC copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!