This is the story of Allie, a silver-eyed high school senior, who is in love with Phoenix. Silver-eyed Phoenix is just as in love with her, and has asked her to marry him. Having no concerns about the future, she accepts his proposal. Not only are they crazy in love, they are both able to control fire and ice, drawing them closer.
After a terrible car accident, Allie loses Phoenix. She cannot remember what happened, but she is certain that he is not dead and tries to find him. When her grades plummet, she begins to look like someone who cannot pull herself together and is continually disappointing her parents. Of course, they do not realize that Phoenix means a whole lot more to Allie.
In her search for Phoenix, Allie discovers she is a person of interest to some very scary men. Getting called out of class to the principal’s office, she spots these men before they can see her, and she is able to stay one step ahead by racing away. When these guys try to abduct her from her home, a man with silver eyes comes to her rescue. Except, during this encounter, Allie is afraid she may have killed him.
This story is full of bad men who exude a black substance that likes to get under the skin and knock people unconscious. She meets two brothers who tell her she is their sister, and have the same silver eyes. There are also two women with silver eyes, who will save her if the brothers cannot. The book has a lot of fighting and Allie feeling guilty about everything that happens, and I do mean everything. A great deal goes on, most of it repetitive fight scenes and repetitive dialogue.
- Genre and general reading age – YA fantasy for very teens, maybe.
- Level of sexuality – None.
- Is there graphic language? No.
- Did I cry? No.
- Did I laugh? No.
- Is this part of a series? Yes, the Aldurian Chronicles.
- Level of character development – None. The characters are shallow and do not evolve.
I did not find this book particularly interesting. I have read many YA, so I can say with experience that being in that genre does not excuse underdeveloped characters and superficial storylines. Unfortunately, this book has both. I am feeling magnanimus today, so I give it ⭐️⭐️ stars.