Eila Walker knows luck is not a friend, so she's downright shocked to inherit a million-dollar Cape Cod home. And yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local rip current can kill you, and apparently her Great Grams was fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past.
When Raef O'Reilly becomes her friendly shadow, Eila thinks life is pretty darn perfect. But just as her new hometown starts to feel normal, a beach bonfire party turns into a nightmare when she's hauled beneath the waves by an undertow WITH ARMS. Raef, no longer able to hide the truth from Eila, must come clean: she's possibly the last of her kind, a supernatural assassin who should be able to wield the power of human souls as a weapon, just like her murdered Great Grams.
Soon Eila finds herself under the protection of Raef and an outrageous crew of allies. Unfortunately, she's now the hottest Must Have on the supernatural black market, and the teenage gang that is trying to guard her is woefully lacking . . .
While Conway's debut shows promise, an abundance of clich s may discourage readers from continuing the series. From immortals having both angelic and vampiric traits to the "classic, Abercrombie-esque face" of heroine Eila Walker's love interest, familiar elements overshadow the novel's potential. When 17-year-old Eila moves across the country to take possession of a previously unknown family home in Cape Cod, there are several surprises in store: the house is a mansion built more than a century ago, terrifying dreams about an ancestor's suspicious death begin to plague her, and she meets Raef, a mysterious boy with coal-black eyes. Eila soon learns that she's descended from a line of warriors who use the power of human souls to fight an ancient evil. With Raef's help, Eila must find a way to defeat the ruthless clan that's after her before more innocent lives are lost. In addition to the contrived elements (Eila is the last of her kind; her sole parental figure conveniently leaves town), the dialogue can be stilted, but strong supporting characters should help carry readers past some of these bumps. Ages 12 up. (BookLife)
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