Jensen's life is one big lie and she's about to learn the truth.
Jensen moves around a lot going from school to school since her sister, Lauren, is a con artist and also the one that is responsible for taking care of her. They are constantly on the move so they don't get caught. When Jensen makes friends with Zoe at her new school, she realizes that she doesn't want to leave when Lauren tells her that it's time to pack up and move again. While at school, Jensen is trying to break into a classmate's locker and she starts feeling dizzy and starts seeing things in a whole new way. She sees Liam, the hottest guy in her school, standing next to her but with her new sight, she notices that he has wings. Jensen has no idea what is going on, who or what she really is, and that her life is about to change forever. No one is who they claim to be and she has to figure out who she can trust or she could end up a dead girl walking.
This was a quick read for me. I, at times, get a bit bored while reading short stories cause they tend to be rushed and leave out a lot of details, but this one had my attention the entire time. I didn't feel like I was missing parts of the story or what was going on and I like that about Kimberly's writing. I was never bored reading this story for it was fast paced, and something was always going on.
The characters are really unique also. We are introduced to a siren, banshees, elves, leprechauns, and merpeople. The writing flowed easily while we the readers get a vivid picture in our heads of what's happening from Kimberly's descriptive wording.
When we think of faeries, most of us think of something that is cute and sweet like Tinkerbell. Well, Kimberly shows us that faeries aren't at all like the cute little pixies we've come to know growing up, but mean and horrible creatures.
So overall, I totally recommend this book. Once you start it, you'll be pulled into Jensen's mind and when it's over, you'll be begging for the sequel right away. My only complaint is that I'd have liked a little more romance between Jensen and Liam, so I am hoping that progresses in the books to follow. It's a unique twist on faeries with a bunch of betrayal, light humor, and even romance. The twists at the end will leave you wanting more.
(review of free book)