I'm a mother, lifelong-student, avid reader, and reviewer. I'll give pretty much anything a shot, but my guilty pleasure is romance, especially if it's dark and full of suspense.
I still don’t know how I feel about that ending, or really the lack thereof. I mean, there is an ending, it just left SO MUCH to be revealed in the sequel Undertow. To be honest, I don’t even know how I feel about one of Anna’s love interests, or who I’m actually rooting for. I kind of loved them both, but then again… In the end, we’re led to believe who Anna will end up with, but at this point, I believe that’s as solid as the tide. What I do know, is that I need more! I need to know the secrets of this small coastal town and how they’re going to affect not only Anna’s future, but that of all the wonderfully complex, secondary characters we got to know in Dragonfly. If you couldn’t tell already, this book is filled with twists and I love that!
Okay, here’s the scoop. A few years ago, Anna’s family moved from the mid-west down south to her mom’s hometown on the Gulf Coast. Just days before starting her senior year, Anna found herself withdrawn and alone (since her best friend Gabi moved away), sitting on the beach when she met the incredibly hot Jack Kyser and his vivacious twin Lucy. Little did she know, her life from that day forward would never be the same.
On her first day back, Anna learned that Jack and Lucy had transferred to her school. She also found herself receiving A LOT MORE attention than she was used to. She had the two hottest guys in her class vying for her attention—Jack Kyser and Julian LaSalle. At first, Anna thought, Julian was just being a playful flirt. That was, until he made his intentions perfectly clear. And yeah, while he might have been a bit of a player, he truly was a SWEET, LOYAL and PATIENT guy. The attentive Jack was more direct; and therefore, captured Anna’s attention from the get go. However, after a family trip to New Orleans, the mysterious Jack withdrew and pushed Anna away. Yet, Jack couldn’t stay away, well not entirely anyway…
Unbeknownst to most, this small town held A LOT of secrets that were sure to affect several unsuspecting lives. Surprisingly, the most unlikely person handed Anna the answers in the form of journals kept by three old friends. I can’t wait to find out what they reveal in Undertow!
This sweet, yet tragically real YA romance shows how a ripple, caused by the decisions of a few, can rock the boats of so many. How many and to what extent? Only time will tell...
*Free copy was kindly provided by All Night Reads via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.