Published by Createspace on June 10th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
After Katrina "Kat" Summer’s mother dies a mysterious and tragic death, Kat is hurtled into life at Apollo Beach. Her estranged and cryptic grandmother Rose fills Kat with legends of her Ancient Greek Ancestors from which the Summer family descends. Kat’s world begins to unravel as secrets from her heritage are exposed – secrets that her mother purposefully concealed.
Leading to her birthday, the day of the Summer Solstice, Kat becomes frightened when enigmatic visions and disturbing dreams haunt her. When her visions become reality, her fear turns to terror as powerful forces threaten the lives of those around her.
Amidst the turmoil, Kat meets Alec Stone, her gorgeous neighbor, who becomes her sole solace in an evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner…
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Basically, after Kat’s mother died unexpectedly, she was sent to live with the grandmother that she never knew, at Apollo Beach. Imagine going to live with someone who you had never met. It placed Kat in all kinds of weird situation, especially when it seemed that her grandmother had always been interested in her welfare. So why did her own mother not want her to meet her grandmother? In addition to that, something strange seemed to be going on with her grandmother, who kept giving her half-answers to every single question. Then, she meets Alec Stone, her neighbor from next door. Her cute, hot neighbor. But then, she suddenly receives these visions, these weird visions that keep coming true. (OKAY HAHAH I CAN NEVER WRITE OUT THE SUMMARY PROPERLY. ANYONE ELSE HAS THIS PROBLEM? LET’S JUST GET TO THE REVIEW.)
Honestly, like really, in all honestly, the book seemed stale at the start. I guess it was because there wasn’t much action in the starting. Though after awhile, I have to admit that the story got quite interesting. I think the events leading up to the climax were not that impactful. BUT YES, don’t give up on the story, people. Especially after the birthday, THAT PART WAS AWESOME. I think because it finally involved magic, and I lovelovelove magic HAHA. And OH YEAH, I kinda liked this book, because it doesn’t really revolves around love. Sure, there were some moments that were swoon-worthy, but it completely focuses on the fact that THERE IS SOMETHING WEIRD GOING ON WITH THE GIRL.
OH AND IF YOU WANNA READ THIS BOOK, GET THE SECOND ONE TOO, BECAUSE THE WAY IT ENDS IS GAAAAAAH.