Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Maya lives in a small medical-research town on Vancouver Island. How small? You can’t find it on the map. It has less than two-hundred people, and her school has only sixty-eight students–for every grade from kindergarten to twelve.
Now, strange things are happening in this claustrophobic town, and Maya’s determined to get to the bottom of them. First, the captain of the swim team drowns mysteriously in the middle of a calm lake. A year later, mountain lions start appearing around Maya’s home, and they won’t go away. Her best friend, Daniel, starts experiencing “bad vibes” about certain people and things. It does’t help that the new bad boy in town, Rafe, has a dangerous secret…and he’s interested in one special part of Maya’s anatomy: Her paw-print birthmark.
This is such an amazing read! :) I immensely loved this debut series, and I really think fans of Sci-Fi and Kelley Armstrong's last series, Darkest Powers will love it! I really loved it, and cannot stop saying that! I loved the romance, the action, and the mystery of Serena's death, which you will find out in the prologue. It left me with the same suspicion as when I finished Matched by Allie Condie.
This debut novel in Kelley Armstrong's newst Darkness Rising series was full of action-packed moments, and there was never a dull moment. The prologue captured me in, and from there it was a whirlwind adventure that couldn't let me put down the book. I really liked Maya, who is the protagonist in this novel. As many readers would agree, you need to love the protagonist to entirely love the book, and I really liked Maya. This story also left some huge cliffhangers, and that's an understatement.
I really enjoyed Kelley Armstrong's newest series, and I think other readers will really enjoy the newest experiment group led by the one and only Edison Group. But don't go into the read thinking she's a Chloe-wanabee and that there is a love triangle going on (though I think Daniel might be crushing on Maya), and that this is exactly like The Summoning, The Awakening, and the Reckoning. No way! :) Both of the series' debut novels were very good, and don't worry. This is not a knockoff of the Darkest Powers' trilogy. Both are good, and both are very different.
Likes: Maya, Maya+Rafe :), and basically everything
*Note: This novel contains some sexual content, language, mild gore and mild violence.