Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publish Date: May 2012
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Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?
The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.
Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.
I have to admit, the biggest reason I chose to read this book is the cover. I am a cover whore and I absolutely loved the cover. I am not a fan of fantasy, but figured there was enough realness to the story I would be okay.
I loved the beginning when Kay meets Ryan and the mysterious surrounding exactly what she saw in the woods. Oh and then she meets another young man the next morning, Nick, and is finding herself booked with dates. I enjoyed the idea of the other world and how it fit in with Kay and what she had been experiencing in her own life prior to coming to Asheville. As the story unfolds, it does fit nicely together and keeps the momentum going.
My least favorite characters were Kira and the Cat. I just couldn’t get into them and wasn’t sure how they fit in the story.
Overall it was a good story. I would recommend this to older teens as there is some foul language, but not too over the top.
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