Avi just moved to Santa Barbra with her family in hopes of seeking the better life they had long been denied. To her it means a new house, a new school and new faces. She begins to acclimate herself like any normal teenager: making new friends, getting a job and surviving average high school life. Except the one boy whom she finds herself infatuated with has a dark secret he can’t quite understand himself.
Amanda Murphy grips you in the inception of her novel, drawing you in within the first couple sentences. She embellishes her story with vivid descriptions and in-depth character development. Although the enigmatic Phoenix, Avi’s love interest, adds mystery to the plot, I found it to be predictable at times with typical high school drama. Overall it was enjoyable to read and I would recommend it to anyone interested in a fun adventure.