By- Christina Channelle
Genre- YA Paranormal Romance
Publication Date- October 11, 2013
Foreign, or rather unfamiliar, would be the word I would use to describe how I felt.
Faintly, I could hear the glimmer of voices surrounding me in this dark haze, caressing my ears like skin against silk. I felt like I was in a cocoon of sorts, protectively enveloped, quietly drifting in some far-off place. I wanted to stay that way forever.
But we all know that what you want never really seems to happen in the real world.
Something’s not right in Mia’s head.
The first thing is that her name isn’t Mia. In fact, she has no clue what her name is—who she is. All that she knows is that she’s not like the ones who found her: Dante with his kind blue eyes, Amy with her child-like demeanor, James with his questioning gaze.
The one she cannot decipher no matter how hard she tries.
As Mia tries to fit in with these people, a strange occurrence is amidst outside. And as she finally remembers who she is …
Well, let’s just say that things get a little more complicated.
“Have you ever been in love, Mia?”
I just stared back at her.
“Because I think I’m in love with …” she shuffled closer to me whispering, “James.”
It was not like I had been expecting her to say Briggs.
“He’s so gorgeous, don’t you think?” Her eyes lit up enthusiastically as she fiddled with her choker then twirled her hair between her fingers. “His hair is so long and silky … and you should hear him speak Japanese. It makes my toes curl, it’s so lovely.”
Her eyes caught my stare. “Say. Did anyone ever make your toes curl, Mia? It’s the best feeling.” Her eyes widened. “I wonder what your mind’s been keeping from you,” she mused.
I wondered that myself.
Sail - AWOLNATION- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH2efAcmBQM
Shake It Out - Florence and The Machine- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbN0nX61rIs
Breath of Life - Florence and The Machine- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2t-vquuT7k
Demons - Imagine Dragons- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWRsgZuwf_8
Scarred - Jamestown Story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-FFBNlnYPI
Safe and Sound - Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzhAS_GnJIc
Breathe - Faith Hill- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCmsZUN4r_s
Stay - Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF8BRvqGCNs
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU
Pieces - Red- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH-eqjG7I50
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdYWuo9OFAw
Mirrors - Justin Timberlake- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuZE_IRwLNI
Waking up with no memory, Mia tries to find her footing in a world unfamiliar to her. She doesn’t know much about herself, actually nothing at all, except for the fact that she can’t talk. But she knows one thing: she’s not like the rest. Her hair is auburn and her eyes are a mesmerizing green.
A kind, warm-hearted guy who likes to take care of the underdogs. He lives with his sister and two friends when they stumble upon Mia in their apartment, instantly taking a liking to her. Nobody knows, but there’s something Dante’s hiding from everyone. His smile makes you want to smile in return, and his eyes are alike to an ocean.
A free-spirit, Amy is the younger sister of Dante by one year. She’s nineteen, her favorite color is pink, and she may have a slight obsession with a boy named James. She’s addicted to reality TV and loves to bake. Her favorite accessory is the black choker she can always be seen wearing.
The object of Amy’s affection and Dante’s buddy, he works as a chef at a restaurant nearby with Dante. He’s the quiet one in the group but has a silent inner strength which Amy finds quite addicting. He’s fluent in Japanese and one day wishes to travel the world.
The odd man out, Briggs is part of the group but also has his own secrets. He’s distant and doesn’t trust the red-haired stranger that just happened to land in his apartment living room. His profession is unknown and he is always wearing sunglasses, as if hiding his passionate, fiery nature. Although sometimes he can’t help showing his point of view.
I was given a copy of Reap in exchange for an honest review. The book is broken into three different parts. Which I thought was interesting. I haven’t read many books like that. The beginning she has no idea who she is or how she got where she was. The middle is where she remembers her old life and the end was where everything comes back together and everything changes.
I found this book to be pretty cool. At first I wasn’t sure what was going on but the more I read the better I understood. It is a short and interesting novella. There is a hint of paranormal but not overwhelming. This book was different from others that I have read but I enjoyed the vibe I got from this book and I give it 4 out 5 stars.
A dreamer, Christina Channelle holds two degrees in health sciences but has always had a passion for writing. You will find her reading other young adult novels, or typing up a new story on her computer. When not writing, Christina spends her free time at the movies, listening to music, or eating sushi. She’s a reality TV junkie and has a close relationship with many characters on TV that have been a topic of many heated discussions among friends. She resides in Ontario, Canada.