London, 2218 A.D. Seventeen-year old Zee is intern empath. She’s focused on her job, poised for a great career-until one day an attractive patient undoes her hard-earned calm. As an empath, she cannot afford such distractions, but neither can she stay away from David, even when she discovers he’s one of the mysterious alien race. London comes under attack by anarchist bombings, and as Zee struggles to get a handle on her unusually strong physic abilities, David starts pulling away. Although Zee’s sure he’s attracted to her, David has secrets he cannot share. But it’s too late for Zee. She’s losing her heart to the gray-eyed alien boy, and she’s determined to follow him-no matter how far it may take her.
Release Date: June 25, 2013Age Group: YA
Source: Review copy from publisher
Reviewed by: Madi B
I am full of shame writing this review. Why? Because I MADE FUN OF THIS BOOK SO MUCH! Like so much! Just from the summary!! First the author starts talking about empaths. And I’m just thinking, “What the heck is an empath?” At first I thought it was one of those words that everyone else in the world knows besides me…but not even SPELLCHECK knows!
Then Susan Waggoner starts talking about an alien named David. David? WHO NAMES AN ALIEN DAVID? Well I guess no one really knows…but if anyone knows of an alien named David, please contact me.
Then, BOOM, Zee’s physic too! Where did that come from? And finally I read, “But it’s too late for Zee. She’s losing her heart to the gray-eyed alien boy,” and I lose it. How can you not make fun of a phrase like that? GAHHH IT’S TOO MUCH!!!
So as you can see, I was not very kind to this book. But here’s the part that fills me with shame…I LIKED THE BOOK!!! I AM SUCH A HYPOCRITE! I liked Zee, I liked her physic powers, and, are you ready for this, I EVEN LIKED DAVID!!! I AM OVERWHELMED WITH HYPOCRITE-NESS!
By the way, empath is a pyshic medical job thing. That’s my best guess anyway.
As much as I liked the book, I was right about some things.
“She’s losing her heart to the gray-eyed alien boy, and she’s determined to follow him-no matter how far it may take her.”
She has to chase after him!! Because he thought she couldn’t handle his secrets!! Do you see that underlined part? I HATE that in books! HATE HATE HATE!!! Why? Because the whole “Leaving for their own good” thing NEVER WORKS!!! Have you read New Moon? The readers hate it; the characters hate it so why do authors keep using it? Here the thing, if you really love someone and they really love you back, then whatever happens you go through it TOGETHER! None of this leaving because it would be too hard! LOAD OF CRAP! (I mean not that I’ve been in love but if you look at all the books I’ve ever read, almost ALL of them have love stories! That’s A LOT of research. That makes love my life study.)
That’s really the only thing that bugged me. I really liked the characters, yes, even the alien named David, the setting, and her powers were AWESOME!