Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
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Once upon a time there was a girl who was special. This is not her story. Unless you count the part where I killed her.
Sixteen-year-old Alison wakes up in a mental institution. As she pieces her memory back together, she realizes she's confessed to murdering Tori Beaugrand, the most perfect girl at school. But the case is a mystery. Tori's body has not been found, and Alison can't explain what happened. One minute she was fighting with Tori. The next moment Tori disintegrated--into nothing.
But that's impossible. No one is capable of making someone vanish. Right? Alison must be losing her mind--like her mother always feared she would.
For years Alison has tried to keep her weird sensory abilities a secret. No one ever understood--until a mysterious visiting scientist takes an interest in Alison's case. Suddenly, Alison discovers that the world is wrong about her--and that she's capable of far more than anyone else would believe.
What I thought
This hooked me at first. It was gripping and I had a hard time putting it down. I liked the idea behind it and I think it was executed well. I just wish the ending was different. I don't know if I really liked the ending. It did resolve some stuff, but left a few things undone. I like books to be wrapped up. Plus, I'm not sure what to make of the sci-fi part of it. I'll have to do some thinking on that.
What I liked about this was that while there was something going on with Alison, it wasn't what we thought it was. It trips her up, it complicated her story a bit and it made for an intriguing read. I liked this part of the story above all other parts. I like the stories that get truly inside the characters head. And since Alison had such a rare disorder, it made it all the more easy to show that side of her in the book itself.
I'm not sure if this is going to be a stand alone novel or the first in a series. But I think I like the idea of following the series with Alison with her unusual way of seeing things. But well worth the read.
*Book was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review*
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