Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…
Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.
But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lift a two-ton truck over her head like a bag of feathers–normal is not an option.
The scientists who murdered her mother come barreling into Amanda’s quiet life. She must decide if she’ll run again or stay and fight. The price of either choice might be her life or the lives of those she’s come to love…
New Adult/Upper YA
Let me start this review by saying that the book cover is GORGEOUS and so very very apt for this story. It didn’t influence me to download the book, but it did catch my eye.
Lynn Rush does not hang around in introducing her main character and her very cool abilities! From the very first chapter we find out that Amanda is not your average girl next door and that she is being hunted by people nicknamed “Coats”. With her brother Scott, she has moved from town to town to avoid detection and capture.
Amanda, known as Mandy to her closet friends, just wants to live a normal life. She wants nothing more than to settle in one place and be a normal teenager. She’s found a new best friend who “gets” her and all she wants is to make it through one week and graduate. Oh and there’s Zach. Zach drives Mandy’s hormones wild and makes the temperature around her drop.
This book has it all: romance, action, drama and more. Some neat little twists that will make you have an OMG! moment and some moments that will make you laugh out loud. There’s also moments when you know how it feels to want to just fit in. What person doesn’t want to fit in?
What I liked:
I liked that each character HAD character. None came across as just being a spare part in the plot, each had a niche to slot right into.
The neat little twists: They were AWESOME 😀 I actually didn’t see some of them coming.
What I disliked: The fact the second part is not available yet!!