From Goodreads: Fifteen-year old Alex Cronlord just met the boy of her dreams. Literally. Unfortunately, the dream involved him killing her. When she encounters him at her school the next morning, Alex understandably freaks out – and her mother’s bizarre behavior only makes it worse. What Alex doesn’t realize is that she can see the future – which will get her into a whole lot of trouble.
Across town, FBI Agent Moira McBain and her partner Andy Hall investigate a series of house burnings in Dallas, Texas. When a clue leads them to the Cronlords, Moira discovers a disturbing link between Alex’s family and her own – which opens an old wound Moira has spent years trying to ignore.
Something is rotten in Dallas, Texas – something involving a secret society, children with extraordinary powers, and human-looking creatures who might literally be out of this world…
Welcome to a different kind of world-wide web.
I absolutely adored this novel! The idea of a secret society, children bred to have extraordinary powers, and blurred lines between good and evil make this one heck of a roller coaster ride, and I couldn’t put it down until the very last page. Of course, it ended all too soon, as phenomenal books always do, but there are sequels already out, and I can’t wait to read them!
Alex is an awesome character, and I love that she isn’t quite sure who, or what, she is. Her struggles to come to terms with her powers and her struggle to just stay alive spurred the novel on, and I really loved getting to know her. Her mother, on the other hand… well, I’m not sure how I feel about her. Like I said, the lines between good and evil are blurred, and while I really want to hate this woman and her Wells Society, I can’t help but think she might have a point. Yes, she seems to be going about it all wrong, but I really can’t shake the feeling that she believes what she’s done is in the best interest of her family.
Agent Moira is my favorite. With many skeletons in her closet, her story unfolds like a mystery novel, and I love that she puts herself in harms way for a cause that she believes in very deeply, sacrificing her own safety for those of teenagers she doesn’t even know.
Abramowitz is a very talented writer, and he has created a wonderful story full of twists and turns that will have you yelling aloud at the characters. I highly recommend this awesome novel to readers of all ages, and can’t wait to read the sequel to this four part novel series, The Void! Five stars.