Most sixteen-year-olds have friends.
Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:
One can time travel.
One can raise the dead.
One can possess another human.
One can tell the future.
Everyone thinks he's crazy, which is why he's spent his entire life shuffled between mental institutions and juvie. All of that is about to change, however. For months Aden has been having visions of a beautiful girl—a girl who carries centuries-old secrets. A girl who will either save him or destroy him.
Together they'll enter a dark world of intrigue and danger…but not everyone will come out alive. (courtesy of Amazon)
Holy Wow. I read the comment on the book from an author “couldn’t put it down” and that was certainly the case. The book starts out immediately in action and interest. The characters are very interesting at first. The lead Aden has 4 souls inside his body, so schizophrenia has nothing on Aden. When he meets the only one able to turn it all off. Mary Ann has the pull but like a magnet the closer he gets the more he wants to run away. The two of them have no idea what it is that it going on. Showalter doesn’t let the book go stagnant, she immediately tosses in the vamps and the weres, then the demons and the fae…and we can not forget the witches and the goblins. At first I was a little overwhelmed, tossed into the otherworld so quickly had me confused where the story was going. Of course, that’s exactly where you are supposed to be. Love interests, Riley and Victoria give us a little young adult heat to the book. The plot is overflowing with side stories and unique situations that explain the ties that fall on these 4 characters.
A surprise twist at the end of the game for the vampire world leaves you hanging for book 2. I give this 3 slices.