This is the story of Teague and Cailin, two teenagers who have been brought together by fate. Teague, a human, struggles to come to terms with the consequences of a recent accident that has destroyed the happy life that he had once enjoyed. Cailin, a pixi, is trying to stay true to herself while fighting against forces beyond her control that have exiled her from her home into this strange world of humans. She fears the darkness. He cannot escape it. But when the two of them are thrown together, they begin to discover the light inside of themselves. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of the author.
I just couldn’t get into this one. The premise seemed like a stretch to me (not enough conflict) and the mystery around the pixi world wasn’t intriguing enough for me to want to know more. Premise aside, I also felt like there was a LOT of repetition. Repetition of the arguments, descriptions of the world, apologies, fights…pretty much everything had to be mentioned and examined at least twice. I think book could have been a lot stronger had half of that been removed. I see potential in the story, but this rendition of it just didn’t work for me.
I have to admit, I just didn’t quite get the romance either. I didn’t get the magnetic vibe between Cailin and Teague, which I think could have been improved if there was more development there. Should there be future books from Wilson I’d give them a shot, but this one wasn’t working for me.
Warning: Contains some violence.
Rating: 2 stars!
Who should read it? People really into pixis, but that’s about it.