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Marren has had it rough. Her father died before she was born and her mother just died from a "freak" accident. Shipped off to Scotland to live with her father's parents, she's ripped away from everything she's known and found familiar. She's pretty upset about it until she runs into a gorgeous stranger in the woods by the name of Gavin. Things only get better when she makes an upbeat loyal friend who helps her navigate the perils of high school in Scotland ( read demons, lords, bullies, etc.)
Marren would be miserable if not for her every spotting of Gavin. There's just something different about him. Unwordly. Join Marren as she is thrust into a world her parents hid from her. Marren navigates through the paranormal with a little clumsiness, a little trust, and a lot of courage (also a lot of insta-love on her side.)
Marren started out as the stereotypical YA female who loses her parents and is shipped off to who knows where paranormal community. She instantly obsesses over said hot paranormal mysterious guy who is nice but then is all like STAY AWAY FROM ME IT'S DANGEROUS. Gavin, luckily, does not keep this up for long though, don't worry.
Side characters were adorable if not a little undeveloped. The bonds between Marren and her friends developed out of no where in my opinion (same can be said between Gavin and Marren, btw) and kind of left my head spinning.
The book was interesting but REALLY got interesting around half way through when Gavin and Marren travel to London. All the plot points after are just: BOOM BOOM BOOM. I couldn't put the book down!!
Overall, the only thing really lacking was the relationship between characters. The end of the book set up perfectly for the sequel and I NEED IT RIGHT NOW. PLEASEEEE!!