Author: Jamie Magee
Series: Insight #1
Genre: Paranormal romance
Format: e-book | paperback
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About the book:
Some say that dreams are the doorway to the soul. Willow Haywood is no stranger to that doorway. Each night she shares a blissful, silent dream with a stunning blue-eyed boy. With each new moon she is haunted by a painful nightmare shared with a different boy, who’s always hidden by the shadows. In her waking hours she must battle her sixth sense. The one that allows her to feel others emotions as if they were her own. This insight is exhausting and frustrating causing her to draw inward, only trusting her family and few close friends. Oddly, this sense also attracts ghostly images that seem to appear out of nowhere. With a touch, they take her to wherever they may be, allowing her to change their emotion. This alone would cause most to go insane, but Willow filters her aggression by painting, capturing the emotion she changed.
One August night a nightmare came days after the new moon. In this dream the shadowed boy marked her wrist with star, leaving her father no choice but to share a family secret that would tie all of the odd attributes of Willow’s life together. Now, she has no choice but to outrun the fate that is closing in around her. In an attempt to lure her, the shadowed figure captures her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths, half truths, and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. With each step she takes Willow comes to realize that she has lived before, her path is one that she chose, and this trial is simply the beginning.
To be honest I had some difficulties in the beginning with the book. I can´t really say why. It just didn´t seize my attention. But after a few pages I was hooked. It is a really good story and I love that there are several dimensions and the author is really good at describing the scenery. I really get the feel of the different climates in the dimensions.
Willow and Landen are great characters, but sometimes I feel like Willow is a bit distant in her personality and that makes it more difficult to relate to her and get to know her as a character. She is a very strong and independent young woman with an old soul. Landen is so passionate and full of life, love and happiness and he is also very protective of willow. They have such a sweet love for eachother.
The only thing I miss in this book is the first phase in their relationship. You know when they first meet and fall in love, I often think that is the best part. But that has allready happen in their dreams outside of this book, so even when they meet for the first time is like they have allways loved each other and are not at all shy or anything like that. But really after a while it does not matter because the storyline is so good!
This story is romantic, exiting, thrilling and sad at times. It is a great combination that will keep you reading untill there is no more. I truly recommend this book because it is awesome!