Author: Hilari Bell
Release Date: January 3, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books
ISBN: # 9780547196206Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Netgalley.com
In the year 2098 America isn't so different from the USA of today. But, in a post-9/11 security-obssessed world, "secured" doesn't just refer to borders between countries, it also refer to borders between states. Teenagers still think they know everything, but there is no cure for cancer, as Kelsa knows first-hand from watching her father die.
The night Kelsa buries her father, a boy appears. He claims magic is responsible for the health of Earth, but human damage disrupts its flow. The planet is dying.
Kelsa has the power to reverse the damage, but first she must accept that magic exists and see beyond her own pain in order to heal the planet.
I was really excited to read this book but unfortunately I just could not get into it. I enjoyed the futuristic things that Hilari added to explain what the world was like in her version of 2098, and the magical element was neat. I felt the book lacked a proper ending, it just kind of finished. From the title I thought that there was a romance that would blossom between Kelsa and Raven but there was nothing. There was some good action that kept me a little entertained but the majority of the book fell flat for me. I think my almost 10 year old might have liked it so my suggestion would be that if your a younger teen go ahead and grab a copy, If you are an older Young adult or adult I would recommend renting it from your local library before you buy.
I gave it 2/5 Stars.