This is a wonderful action packed story with a supernatural flare by Kelley Armstrong. I have been reading quite a few stories by Kelley Armstrong lately. So, I will be reviewing them for the Canadian Book Mine Club.
When the story begins, Mayor Tillson, Maya, her dog Kenjii, Sam, Daniel, Corey, Rafe, Nicole and Hayley are on a helicopter supposedly being taken to join their parents and get away from the fires that are threatening Salmon Creek. But the helicopter pilot is going the wrong direction and Mayor Tillson collapses. The pilot is in trouble leaving the kids to pilot the helicopter. Rafe falls out of the helicopter and, even though Maya tries to save him, he falls. The helicopter ends up crashing into the water near the northern part of Vancouver Island. The pilot and Mayor Tillson are dead but the kids manage to swim back to the island.
When the rescuers arrive, some of the kids are suspicious but Nicole trusts them and is shot. That sends the rest of the kids running and a wild three-day adventure happens as they evade the people sent to capture them and find a way back . Along the way Maya makes her first shift into cougar and Daniel comes to realize that the things he can do make him a supernatural creature too. The kids don’t know who to trust. It becomes a very perplexing time.
The story is exciting and the reader can expect not to put the story down. Despite the fact that it is written for teens and young adults, I thoroughly enjoyed the book!
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth