Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Published: December 23rd 2008
Pages: Hardcover, 252 pages
Until three months ago, everything about sixteen-year-old Camelia’s life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at an art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia’s life becomes far from ordinary.
Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend’s accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She’s reluctant to believe he’s trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead she’s inexplicably drawn to Ben…and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help – but can he be trusted? She knows he’s hiding something…but he’s not the only one with a secret.
Review: First half of the book I believed it was so much like Twilight. Though it seems like a lot of the time some books are Twilightish. I just wish they could write their own books and that sound original. Anyway I wasn’t a huge fan of Camelia’s friends, Wes and Kimmie. They were extremely immature and half the time Kimmie was too self absorbed to really even take the pictures and such very seriously. At least she helped somewhat towards the middle so she wasn’t too terrible of a character.
So in this book pretty much everyone like Camelia. That’s not really realistic! Personally I hate books like that. I think that authors need to start making their main characters have more flaws because no one is perfect.
I also didn’t really feel like Ben liked her. He only reacted to her because he “felt” something when he touched her. *Eye roll* She was obsessed, almost to the point of stalking Ben, and he tired to stay away from her until he “felt” that she was going to be in danger.
This was a quick easy read and I’m not entirely sure if I want to read the next book, but I probably will just to see if it gets better. I rate this book