Just who is Halíka Dacomé?
To Rose Frost, moving house every six months is normal. Another new town here, another new school there, her ability to adapt is as easy as breathing. But everything changes when her parents go overseas and Rose moves in with her grandmother. She enjoys meeting new friends and catching up with old ones from her childhood holidays — except now she must hide a precious secret from everyone, a gift from birth that defies modern day science.
Her dreams become riddled with a warrior woman called Halíka Dacomé, but are they visions or messages from the future? She starts her own investigation but encounters more questions than answers. Living right on the edge of Warminster in Wiltshire doesn’t help with its folklore and myths about strange lights in the sky and ghost stories of the Salisbury Plain
Not only that, her troubles really take hold one night when the mysterious Aiden Deverill with his alluring smile, his gorgeous dark looks and hypnotising blue eyes, saves her from a freak fire. Or did he?
For Rose, her new life is beginning but she soon realises that despite assurances people are not always what they seem. What she always believed to be a happy family and a friendly town soon turns on its head when she discovers that her family secret, Aiden Deverill and the truth behind Halíka Dacomé is at the heart of the whole conspiracy.
I am so glad that Netgalley was so kind enough to let me read this book for free for an honest review. The cover looks great and amazing, the description is long and detailed and really is the main reason why I wanted to read this book and the title just makes me want to read it instantly.
I am so happy with this book, it had everything I expected to be in this book giving from the title and description.
First I want to talk about the one thing which could of been improved on, but this didn't hinder my rating of this book. It was a little slow into getting into detail and exciting but once it did, I forgot about the fact it was slow and just moved on from that.
Secondly I want to talk about ALL of the things that stood out which I loved about the book.
The first thing that stood out was the writing style and the pace of the book. The writing style was easy to read and follow which made reading this book so exciting and great. The pace was amazing after the slow start.
The second thing that stood out was the characters. The main character Rose Frost is in no way "perfect" which is a good thing because in some books that I have read has those characters who are seen as "the perfect ones" and the "popular ones", but she isn't, she's seen as a pretty girl, who's kind and "Special" for reasons we don't know yet but will know later on. She has flaws just like me and you.
The third thing that stood out was the actually storyline.. I mean I haven't heard of a storyline just like this ever before, I mean yes I've heard of stories with magic and abilities etc, but not in this context. Not. At. All, so I am very impressed the author on creating a new storyline which hasn't been repeated too many times.
There is many other things that stood out but if I went on, I will definitely take forever.
My overall opinion of this book is that I loved it so much and I am so glad that I got to read it :)
I recommend this book to everyone who loves a new magic, power and a different book overall, and also if you love YA books :)