Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…
Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.
Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.
But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.
She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.
Love the story
but hate the author's reliance on a thesaurus without looking up the actual meaning/connotation of the words in a lexicon/dictionary. (You cannot "mewl" in a derp voice: mewl means whimper as a kitten would. It's not a sexy thing, but it's used that way in either book 2 or 3. "Insidious glance" is a favorite phrase, but like in The Princess Bride "I do not think that word means what you think it means.") Aside from needing an editor that was an English major, the story line of these books is FABULOUS! The characters are interesting and the development of the heroine throughout is lovely.
lots of stereotypes.
i was liking the book but kept coming across stereotypes/out of touch descriptions. The use of the word “ghetto” when describing how someone walks?? as well as the stereotype of hispanic women have attitudes. overall distasteful descriptions that make me uncomfortable so i couldn’t even finish the book. as the main character’s rapid development of feelings was even too fast for YA books which was off putting. overall a struggle read. wouldn’t recommend.
The plot was well balanced. The characters were very likable. This author writes well.
Anastasia starts off as a normal teen girl in high school with a few mental issues. Turns out that she is a powerful creature. She discovers her powers in time to accomplish some really cool works. She's wisked off to a special school to learn more about her powers with others like her. She meets an amazing guy who helps her to discover who she is.