Author: DeAnna Kinney
Older YA Book
Charity Bell is eighteen, beautiful, and has an unyielding chip on her shoulder. The loss of her father and betrayal of her stepfather have left her angry and confident that no man will ever win her trust, or possess her heart. She wears that declaration proudly--on her countenance, as well as her sharp tongue. That's all tested when the enchanting Levi Drake transfers from her rival school across town. In a town divided by intense rivalry this should mean trouble, and yet the school is quickly won over by his alluring charm. When a strange encounter with the mysterious young man leaves Charity bewildered, she's convinced he's hiding something and sets out on a dangerous plot to discover his secret. What she uncovers, however, will leave her both grasping for reality and hanging onto the tattered shreds of what's left of her declaration. As she faces the demons of her past, and present, she must decide if she can live, or die, with his.
Charity is a average high school girl who one day meets the mysterious new guy from a rival school. This boy not only gets her attention but sets her hormones on fire. Levi is everything Charity is not looking for but for some reason feels an instant pull towards him. When Charity is given a dare to kiss Levi, the sparks fly and Charity can no longer ignore her feelings for him. Charity soon finds that she can no longer go on without Levi in her life but she will have to make great sacrifices to be with him. Ones that might break her heart. For one this story has the cute high school girls meets wild high school boy and they fall in love. Charity is that girl that we all want to be in high school, safe and secure in her own identity and doesn't care what her peers think. I completely enjoyed this book. It seemed a bit rushed at the end but I'm glad to have met Raven. Everything in the story flows great, the character developments and relationships. Charity begins to change towards the end. She's more emotional because of her new feelings for Levi and becomes more insecure. I would continue to read the next book.
Rating 3 out of 5