Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of travelling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe—the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along.
As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive
First Impressions Last:
How can you not get pulled in by that blurb? It pulls us straight into the novel, hinting at what paranormal we could be dealing with in this novel, it doesn't give it away. OH SO TOTALLY LOVING THE COVER!!!!!!! PRETTY COLOURS!
Behind the 334 Pages:
Not quite 4 scrolls, yet above 3.5 scrolls......Hmmmm, another predictable one we've got here.... Although I was entertained and captured in this book the whole way through, it was thoroughly predictable. Jewel is one on the quiet side, we don't really see caracters like her now-a-days, we watch her grow from being quiet to someone who we could see have a lot of potential as being one of the heroines that we see in many novels today. I like this progression of growth in her, that way, we are more in tune with Jewel as a person, than to Jewel the character. The whole, running family from the dark forces and trying to protect Jewel is one of the major predictability points in this novel. And, as ususal, when in novels, the family is keeping something from the protagonist, Jewel goes and tries to find the solution herself. Well, who wouldn't when it's pretty obvious they're keeping something from her and dragging her to all these new places. There are oh so many twists and turns throughout the novel that keep us constantly turning through the pages and the momenum going. Nawwww, how can you not love her little brother, it makes me want to have a little brother! This book had all elements that I love in a story, growth, love and action blurred into one. I love the romance in this novel, despite my hate for love triangles. Yes, it did give me the sh*ts at times, but I loved it all no matter. I think I'm definitely team Roman :D
The ending was left open for our curiosity to wonder what would happen in the future. Yet we are content becuase all of the questions we had throughout the book have been answered at the ending, as well as towards the end of the novel.