Release date: 30th April 2015
Publisher: Harpercollins UK
Sebastian Grey always thought he was a fairly normal teenager – good friends, decent grades, and a pretty sweet job in his foster brother’s tattoo shop.
But when strangers arrive in town, Sebastian soon realizes that his world is nothing at all what it seemed. Secretive gypsies surround him, shadowy figures stalk him, and the girl he’s been dreaming about turns up at school.
Now Sebastian must protect this girl at all costs, even if it means he will never be normal again.
Wow not seen a book with such a short synopsis and trust me it doesn’t even prepare you fpr the story that starts to unfold. The story is about Sebastian Grey, he is 16 like every normal teenager dealing with school pressures, friends, homework and the likes. But there are some strange things about him too. He dreams about a beautiful gypsy girl when ever he sleeps, but its getting worse as he dreams about her in the day time. He lives with his brother, well his adopted brother (Sebastian is the one that was adopted). He does not remember much about his own past or parents.
And just when things couldn’t get anymore complicated the traveling Gypsy show comes into town. The girl he has been dreaming about suddenly shows up at class and for some reason Sebastian cannot help how he is drawn to her and compelled to protect her.
Sebastian is soon pulled into the world of the secretive gypsies and the different clans, myths and enemies. He also starts to change, his hair changes colour, his skin is ashen, and he is dealing with emotions and feral instincts he just cant seem to control.
What about the shadowy creatures that are following him around? Soon everything unfolds about who they are and the fact that Sebastian could be a mythical guardian who has awakened to protect his charge.
The story was one I have never really read before, I liked the pace and the characters were awesome from Sebastian’s best friend Katie to the not so nice Quentin Marks. I didn’t like Hugo much because he needed to just be forthcoming and honest with Sebastian but he mad up for it later.
It was an fun ride! An emotionally charged supernatural story that will keep you turning pages. The fact that Gypsies were in the story gave it a nice colorful twist.
I really enjoyed this book and was sad when it ended the moments of unrequited love touched me deeply as I somehow know how much that hurt. I just couldn’t fully picture what Sebastian looked like when he had fully changed form, maybe it was that the author didn’t describe it with enough detail so I just kept picturing him as his normal 16year old self. This is a YA story that is definitely different from the rest.