by Lynn Vroman
Release Date: 2014
Summary from Goodreads:
For seventeen-year-old Lena, living in the trailer park with the rest of town’s throwaways isn’t exactly paradise. Dealing with a drunken father who can’t keep his fists to himself doesn’t help matters either. The only good thing in her life, other than track, is the mysterious man who visits her dreams, promising to find her.
When a chair burns her arms, Lena chalks it up to stress-induced crazy. Yet as bizarre incidents escalate, even being crazy can’t explain it all away… until one day dream guy does find her. Tarek lost Lena seventeen years ago after she was accused of treason and marked Tainted. He finally discovers her reborn on Earth into a life of suffering as punishment for her crime.
However, someone else has already found her… and wants her dead. Willing to sacrifice everything, he fights to keep her safe so she can live the only life she’s ever known—even if that life doesn’t include him.
Born in Pennsylvania, Lynn spent most of her childhood, especially during math class, daydreaming. Today, she spends an obscene amount of time in her head, only now she writes down all the cool stuff.
With a degree in English Literature, Lynn used college as an excuse to read for four years straight. She lives in the Pocono Mountains with her husband, raising the four most incredible human beings on the planet. She writes young adult novels, both fantasy and contemporary.
Even though I’m not usually a huge fan of paranormal/fantasy, this book caught my attention and I’m so glad I gave it a chance because it turned out to be pretty good. There were only a couple of instances where I felt a little lost trying to understand the dimensions and all that, but it could be my inexperience with these types of books. Other than that, it sucked me in and I was completely enthralled.
The love story between Lena and Tarek was unforgettable. What can I say about a love story that transcends lifespans and dimensions? This was the definition of true love. I can’t wait to keep reading the series because the ending was a little unsettling and I definitely need more.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4.5 stars out of 5
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