Synopsis: Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. She can pretend she’s not allergic to the sun. She can hide what her ex-boyfriend did to her. She can cover up the scars she’s made for herself. Ignore anything. Forget anything.
Then Myles enters her life, and he has more than a few secrets of his own. Sophie discovers that when she’s with him she is feeling too much. Remembering too much.
It’s one thing covering up her own dark past, but does she really need to worry about people finding out just how much Myles likes her? Or that despite how much she doesn’t want to repeat past mistakes, she kind of likes him back? Not to mention the fact that she now has to conceal that Myles drinks blood-that he says he’s about four hundred years old.
But Sophie can deal with this little glitch, no problem. Even if she’s putting the few people she loves at risk. Suddenly, those who were monsters before are just people, and the monsters? They’re real. Now being a normal human being is the least of her problems. Now she has to stay alive.
Review by Jennifer: Sophie is allergic to the sun. She has to make sure that ever piece of skin is covered before she goes outside, but that’s okay because usually the weather where she lives is cloudy and rainy.
Her mother treats her like there is nothing wrong with her and she just needs to take off the clothes and sunglasses, yet she forces her to continually go to the hospital for a special treatment program that is trying to find a cure for what she has.
Then there is a new kid in school named Myles. He seems particularly interested in her and won’t leave her alone. Sophie doesn’t want to get too close because of past mistakes. She doesn’t need to have her mistakes repeated. She knows what guys usually want and she’s done with them, but he makes her feel things she shouldn’t.
He acts just as odd as her other friends, if not more, but then he confesses that he used to be allergic to the sun just like her. He outgrew it though. Which gives Sophie hope that maybe she can too.
What else she finds out about Myles will makes her take a step back and rethink things. There are times where he is gone for long periods of time and she has no idea where he goes during his absences from her life. Things with her mom just seem to get worse and worse until she finally moves in with her gay brother and his boyfriend. There she finally gets the peace and quiet she so desperately seeks, but that doesn’t last for long.
Life seems to always throw her for a loop. I’m not going to spoil anymore of the book for you. This was a great read!