It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.
As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.
Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she’s forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she’s feared her whole life.
- The best friend. Loyal and a total sweet heart. Welcome Jace, ladies and gentleman. He was an adorable He’s protective and always there for her and likes to rile Dez up a bit, because that’s his character. But as far as romance goes, I am an advocate for the best friend = lover approach because it’s becoming extinct more and more and being replaced for guy number two that I’ll be getting to in a second. And Jace’s loved Dez for years, but like most main girl protagonists, she’s oblivious. Aaaaaaand end scene.
- The mysterious and douchbaggary boy from down the lane is up for spot number two in this triangular love shape. Reese, I love the name, is our welcoming douche bag of the novel. He’s a Narcolym and really likes to push Dez’s buttons but like the usual addition boy that rivals the best buddy boy does. He’s sarcastic and pompous. He was a complete jerk in the beginning and ends up being more sincere towards her, per usual.