Synopsis: Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family’s history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed. Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter? As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It’s up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family’s past and have a ray of hope for her future.
I will admit that although the summary looked interesting, I scooped it up because it is currently on sale for FREE! I felt like the story pace is a little slow in the beginning. I didn’t like that Rae was completely left in the dark about her heritage and then thrown into this new environment but I understood the reasoning behind it once the action unfolded.The author does an exquisite job bringing the characters to life. Devon, the handsome heart throb, Molly the talkative fashionista and Dean Carter, the creepy administrator.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to like at first because of the slow beginning but I am hooked. Rae is courageous with a huge heart and I truly look forward to reading more of her adventures. Overall, good read for anyone who likes young adult books mixed science fiction and fantasy.