Gemma. Nothing about her life is normal. She has violet eyes and recently came out of being an emotionless shell. She has never felt, but now? All that is coming back. Let's get back to the violet eyes part for just a second. I hate when author's describe characters' eyes as violet. No. Stop it. They do fucking not, that's not a normal eye color. I hate it so much that, in fact, I will drop my ratng of the book by .25. However, for once, there is actually an explanation to why Gemma has violet eyes, but you gotta keep reading. So if you hate that as much as I do, don't worry, there is actual logic to this for once.
Anyway, Gemma is slowly getting used to life with emotions when her world dramatically changes when a pair of mysterious and gorgeous siblings get to town. She feels an immediate spark to Alex. No, really. Not insta-love but literally an actual ouchie-wtf-spark. In each other's presence they feel it strongly but have no idea what it is. This causes a lot of hate-love for a while. On top of that, Alex can't be trusted. He lies to her at every turn and knows secrets about her he refuses to share. Secrets that will change Gemma forever.
So, I pretty much inhaled this series. That being said, the first book was a bit hard to get through. Alex is just a distrustful jerk (and no not the dream worthy jerks we all love). He lies so much and is quite frankly a terrible person in my opinion, but if you get through this book it gets so much better, I swear.
What I enjoyed is that we don't know what Alex and his sister are immediately. In fact, we don't find out for the long time and we're kept guessing and going nuts right along with Gemma trying to figure out what's going on.
Not really into YA? That's okay, Jessica Sorensen actually also wrote this entire series as a New Adult story as well, so check her out. I haven't personally read it, but had I known about it, I probably would have read that first. Though, there is an innocence to YA that I particularly enjoyed in this series, so I don't regret it whatsoever.