Release Date: September 20th 2011
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
It was a beautiful, warm summer day, the day Danny died.
Suddenly Wren was alone and shattered. In a heartbroken fury, armed with dark incantations and a secret power, Wren decides that what she wants—what she must do—is to bring Danny back.
But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy Wren fell in love with. His touch is icy; his skin, smooth and stiff as marble; his chest, cruelly silent when Wren rests her head against it.
Wren must keep Danny a secret, hiding him away, visiting him at night, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school, and Wren realizes that somehow, inexplicably, he can sense the powers that lie within her—and that he knows what she has done. And now Gabriel wants to help make things right.
But Wren alone has to undo what she has wrought—even if it means breaking her heart all over again.
I just finished reading this book just now, and I cried with it. I cried because its so sad, because I know how hard it is to say good bye to someone you love, letting go is the hardest. The story started a little confusing but it was all good after awhile, I really like this book, its something different from what I usually read it was kind of strange and weird but in a good way. Weird because it gives me shivers to think that Wren kissing or touching her boyfriend who's supposed to be six feet underground already, cold and pale.. but nope, she brought him back to life because she felt empty and lost without her boyfriend Danny. I do pity her, I mean I can only imagine how would it be in her shoes. I felt the pain and emptiness she felt while remembering those days when he was alive, things he used to do when he was still warm and full of life, and now she doesn't even know what to do after he came back from the dead.
I connected very much with Wren's thoughts and feelings, and right now, my chest feels so heavy of emotions. But eventually she met this guy who also have some kind of power to read someones past, that's Gabriel, Oh how I adore this guy, But if Danny was also alive he would have been swoon-worthy. At the moment I don't know what issues Ive got with this book, not yet at least. I just have to get over this sad feeling in the meantime.
This book reminds me of Chasing Brooklyn. but the plot was different of course.
The mood was a bit dark and sorrowful but somehow heartening, bittersweet as they say.. I think the plot was really good and kept me up late this time.
The ending was what I have expected and should have happened other wise Ill be weeping in my bed till I fall asleep. I'm so glad I got this on my shelf.
" He waits.
And I think that is what I would like love to be. Leaving room for each other, knowing that not every step is going to be side by side.
Giving more than taking. Waiting. Trusting,"