Tuesday, October 7, 2014


pic and description taken from Goodreads


The most dangerous secrets are the ones that kill.

When a surprising mental breakdown draws too much attention from a secret government group call the Order, 17-year-old Dakota discovers that her so-called boring life isn’t so boring after all. Between the lies, secrets and assassins out to kill her family, Dakota discovers there’s more to paranormal activity than ghosts and cheap mind tricks. Now she must uncover the truth before a new breed of terrorism takes everything away – including her life.


WOW.  I don't know what else to say about what I just finished reading.  Okay, maybe something like "I WANT MORE"!  This book is FAN FREAKING TASTIC.  Yes, its a word, at least on this blog it is :).

My power went out tonight for over 3 hours, so what is a girl to do when the power is out?  Get her paper white Kindle and read :).  This was the book I chose to read.  I started it yesterday, but only got like two pages in before I had to put it down and do the mom thing...hehe.  It had already grabbed my interest so I was anxious to read it.   Lets just say I am SO glad the power went out.  It allowed me to read the rest of the book.  I couldn't put it down.

Dakota has sort of a mental breakdown and grabs too much unwanted attention, which forces her and her family to flee.  Dakota is totally in the dark about why her parents reaction to her behavior is so "dire" that they have to leave their home at that very moment.

While fleeing their home they are followed by "who knows who" and gunfire explodes around her.  She can hear the fear in her parents voices and they tell her to get out of the car when it slows and find her brother Josh.  Yes, just what every child wants right?  For their parents to tell them to jump out of a moving car in the middle of gun fire.  Gosh, this book had me on my toes the WHOLE time.  It was AWESOME.

When Dakota finally finds her brother Josh, her world is turned upside down again.  She finds out some things about her life that blow her mind.  Some she is able to deal with and some she just isn't.

This book messed with my mind.  The thought of being able to control things with my mind is more than I can wrap my head around.  Although I do think it would come in quite handy...sometimes.

Josh tries to help Dakota understand but Dakota is dealing with her own daemons along with finding out about her past.  She is having memories come to her in flashes that don't make sense.  She has abilities that are coming to her that she doesn't have control over.  It's all just so exciting.

While trying to escape they find a friend or ex-boyfriend :) on the way.  David.  I still don't know if I like David or not.  I guess, I do, but I just don't know if he is "really" a good guy or not.  He seems to be, but things are nothing what they seem in this book.

Man, I could go on forever and ever because I just want to tell you all the whole story :).  BUT, you are going to have to go grab a copy of this for yourself.

I loved this book.  It is action packed.  The story is so awesome, and I want the next one out like NOW.  I think I have been saying that a lot lately :).  I really do wish the next one was out right now, because I MUST know what happens.  MUST....I guess this is just what the author wants though right?  For me to be left wanting.  She did for sure.  The writing is amazing and so much fun to read.  I found myself holding my head a few times, thinking "WHAT just happened??????"  

Source:  I was given this book by YA Bound Book Tours in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on this book.





Christine Fonseca
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Drawing on her expertise as an educational psychologist, her nonfiction titles address issues of emotional intensity, resiliency and giftedness. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. In life, she teaches her own children to embrace their unique talents and find their voice by being a force of positive change in the world.
When she’s not writing or developing programs to support children with exceptional needs, she can be found spending time with her family, sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Christine Fonseca or her books, visit her website – http://christinefonseca.com or her blog http://christinefonseca.blogspot.com



  1. I loved her debut novel so I am sure I would love this as well. I can't believe I haven't seen it before now. I definitely need to buy it and read it!

  2. Glad you loved this so much -- will have to try it!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. I hope you do try it. It's so fantastic! It has an awesome cover as well!

  3. Lol! I think your enthusiasm for how much you loved this book came across. ;) I'm going to have to go add it to my tbr. Great review!

  4. Wow Paij..I love when a book gives me this kind of high..adding to my list. Your enthusiasm is downright contagious! *lifts cup of coffee*To power outages.

    1. MEEEE toooo! I have never been so thankful for a power outage :)

  5. Must have had a big old monsoon type storm again, I don't miss those. I think the cover is awesome and after reading your gusthing review, I am most curious. Thanks so much for putting this on my radar.

    1. I wish it was a monsoon :). It was just that my wire for MY house...only MY house was bad...they had to come put a new wire from my house to the "box". It let me have lots of reading time, so it's all good.