Published November 4th 2011 by StoneHouse Ink
Corinne lives an average teenage life working at her dad’s cafe, hanging out with her best friend, and trying to forget a falling-out with her almost-boyfriend Mason. Things take a strange turn when she uses her late grandmother’s food dyes for a bake sale, and her customers suddenly find her irresistibly alluring. Then she discovers she and Mason are haunted by the same dreams of a dark force that consumes everything in its path. Pursued by shadowy figures and a crazy woman with secrets from the past, Corinne must find out who her grandmother really was. In her quest to unravel her family’s history, she learns she is destined to protect this world--and the dark world of her dreams. She races to find the answers she seeks before her nightmares break free.
I could NOT stop reading! From the very first page, I was hooked on this story. I had to know how a bake sale set off a strange advent that had the guys in Corinne’s school falling all over themselves for her. It was probably one of the best opening scenes I’ve read in a long time.
From there, the story just wouldn’t let go. I almost always know where a story is heading, and figure out the plot twists early on. But I was pleased there were original elements that had me guessing, and I kept turning the pages to find out more. You can’t put this book down and pick it up later. I promise, you will HAVE to know what happens next. I love a good mystery, and this story truly gives that to the reader.
Corinne was a very likable character. And though sometimes I wanted to shake her, nothing to do with her, I just wanted her to “talk” to Mason. I think I even shouted at my screen one time. This is a good thing, though. I was that invested in their relationship. And I loved how it developed. Because they were close friends before, it was even more romantic and suspenseful. Fantastic read. If you’re looking for something fun, fast, with mystery and romance, you won’t be disappointed. And it's only .99! Too great a read to pass up.