Author: Amarissa Ainsworth
Publisher: Red Mountain Shadows Publishing
Release Date: Aug 10, 2014
Leila Butterfield, an exceptionally intelligent teenager, finds her world turned upside down when she discovers she may not be human. After washing up on the beach at the age of six with no memories except for a disturbing reoccurring nightmare and an incapacitating fear of water, she is adopted into a family that knows nothing of her past. But someone does know and they aren’t telling. With the help of a mysterious stranger, they dive into her past, unlocking secrets about who she really is. But time is running out. Leila races against the clock to find out the truth. But whom can she trust? One day could alter the course of her entire future, but will she even survive that long.
What an enchanting world Amarissa Ainsworth has created in this book! I was completely drawn into it. I loved the characters and their relationships to one another. The strong family bonds particularly between brother and sister made my heart smile time and time again. I loved the relationship between Aiden and Leila. It was tender, sweet, and often made me laugh. This clean fantasy was full of surprises and I often didn’t want to put it down. I want to share it with my teens. I think both my son and daughter would enjoy it. I took one star off because sometimes it was difficult to follow which point of view we were hearing the story from. I loved seeing the story from several characters perspective. I just was a little lost when point of view jumped back and forth from one to another character very quickly. Still, I want to read more. I am anxious for the next book in the series.