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Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.
As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.
And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.
What I thought:
I was hoping to like this more than I did. I had a hard time with this as soon as I hit the first scene with Haden and his 'Get her to hate me' scheme was hatched. This right here is what ruined the book for me. I'd rather have seen it be about him trying to seduce Theia instead. But it wasn't like that. I've heard references from Hades and Persephone to this story and while I did kind of see it, I thought it was a poor imitation if that was it.
I liked the idea behind it. The main story (not the character crap I kept rolling my eyes at) was what got me through to the end. I thought the premise was very promising and even had a few good twists and turns here and there. But the more I saw Haden resist his feelings for Theia, the more I was turned off of the book.
I won't be continuing this series. I do, however, plan to give this author another chance, because she's a good writer. She just happened to write a story I can't back. But this book wasn't for me. It still might be for you though. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it, whether you loved it or hated it.
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