- My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
- Genre: Fantasy
- Part of a Series: yes: book 1 of The Gifting Series
- Publication year: 2015
- Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing
If science is right, then I am crazy. And crazy is dangerous.
In a world where nothing supernatural exists, Tess Eckhart is positive she’s going crazy. After her complete freakout at a high school party, her family is too. So much that they pack their bags and move across the country, next to a nationally-renowned facility for the mentally ill.
Tess is determined to fit in at her new school, despite the whispers and stares. But when it comes to Luka Williams, a reluctantly popular boy in her class, she’s unused to a stare that intense. Then the headaches start, and the seemingly prophetic dreams that haunt her at night. As Tess tries harder to hide them, she becomes increasingly convinced that Luka knows something–that he might somehow be responsible.
But what if she’s wrong? What if Luka Williams is the only thing separating her from a madness too terrifying to fathom?
Wow! You’ve got to read this! It’s like the Teen Christian Fiction world is on fire right now. Granted, I’m a long way from my teen years, but I’m a big fan of these stellar books! Just recently, we’ve been blessed with the Storm Siren books, The War of the Realms books by Chuck Black, Lisa Bergren’s Remnants series, Nadine Brandes’ Out of Time books (still dying for book 3 in that one) and this great series! Stellar writing for readers of all ages!
This book takes place in a world where spiritual beliefs of any kind are illegal. And people who believe in them are considered crazy. But Tess is seeing spiritual beings that no one else is seeing and her family is worried she is mentally ill. With that as the set up, the book weaves in and out of Tess’ dreams, her struggle to be normal and fit in to her school, and her friendship with Luka. I don’t want to give too much away, but I’m kind of in love with Luka myself!
Do yourself a favor, grab this book and settle in for an exciting and beautiful story!