The cycle that still haunts Annisa Lawson.
A spell cast in desperation to help, which only caused heartache.
Now, Annisa has found her way out of the varying repeats of her past; only to bring more danger to herself, and those around her. Now she must learn to survive with the help of her friends: Chase, Penelope, and Landon have all gone through each life cycle with Annisa. Sometimes helping, sometimes hindering. Now that Annisa has broken the cycle of their collective punishment, she finds that she needs her friends more than ever to keep their enemies, known, and unknown, at bay. As the group of friends learn of their souls' journeys through their many life cycles, they must also learn to control the magick they have discovered within themselves and each other, in order to defeat the most feared assassin in their world.
Before Annisa turns 16 her boyfriend Landon has a streak of control and possessiveness; the way that Annisa handles it was mature and I wish every 15 year old girl had the confidence to tell Landon what he was doing wasn't cool and he needed to stop! This made me feel connected to Annisa on so many levels!! It was so refreshing to see a girl put her foot down and demand some respect!
I really enjoyed the authors take on magick in this story! So many teen books leave out the adults and I loved that the adults were guiding figures and played a huge role in the plot! The way the author introduces the magic using the parents was so refreshing! Also refreshing is the mention of teenagers having sex. . . . GASP. . . I know, I know teenagers NEVER have sex.... sorry lots of sarcasm in that last sentence! The characters talk about sex but not in a way that younger teens cannot read this story. It was done very well!
When I learned that Annisa and her friends had lived many past lives I was ready for some historical flashbacks or just some general history threaded throughout the book and I was a little disappointed that there wasn't but that may because I am a huge history nerd! I also wasn't a fan of some of the moments when these kids acted a bit TOO mature. They are still kids and I was looking for more naiveté from the characters.