Author: Lisa Desrochers
Release Date: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Personal Demons Book #1
ISBN13: 9781423153283Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Netgalley
1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…
When Ariane was 6 a security guard who is now known as her father helped her escape from the lab that she was born into. She knows she isn't normal and she knows if she is ever caught she will be used as a weapon and forced to kill. She has a set of rules her 'father' set up for her that she must follow at all times, and she is content to do that until Zane takes notice of her and she has no want to follow them anymore.
Ariane was super easy to like. I connected with her character right away and understood her feelings and struggles. She grew a lot as the pages went on. Zack is the popular sports guy with a horrible home life. His mother left and his father treats him like dirt and compares him to his older brother at every turn. Ariane and Zack's relationship starts out hesitant but grows rapidly into a great partnership. They both sacrifice a lot for each other and I cant wait to see what meets them in the next chapter.
There are some great twists in THE RULES that you will never see coming. The action is spaced out nicely. The writing flows nicely and the plot is always moving and entertaining. There is still a lot to find out so I will be reading book 2 when it comes out.
I gave it 4/5 stars