Seraphina has been alive since the 1300's, made immortal when the boy she was beginning to love back then, Cyrus, saved her from death with a strange liquid - a method of alchemy that lets them swap bodies with any human being. But now, in modern day America, Sera has decided that she can no longer bear the weight of stealing people's lives so she can keep living on. So she decides to run away from Cyrus and end her stolen existence once and for all. Her plan goes awry when she accidentally takes the body of a dying teenager and feels forced to take over her life. When the lines between Sera and Kailey's identity begin to blur, Sera finds a reason to desire to live once more. But she can't shake the guilt of having taken Kailey's life, even if she was dying. And what if Cyrus finds her?
I enjoyed this book so much! The whole idea of alchemy that lets a person switch their body, well, yeah, it's pretty good that it's limited to a small-if not really the good guys at all-group of people, or yeah, the world would not be a safe place to live in!
Really enjoyed Sera, and her narration, it was really great to read. She's been alive a long time-and she feels guilty over the manner in which she's achieved that. So she tries to end it. It doesn't quite work out that way, though!
Things were going pretty well for Sera. But then bad things started to happen, because, hey, it wouldn't be a good book without conflict! And yeah, that was a lot of fun to read, because there's the question, of if it was normal, or it it was Cyrus.
Because oh, that ending! It was seemingly good, but then Cyrus maybe is there, and that's kinda big deal, and wondering about that, and that fear/determination not to let him win, well, that's just going to make the next book so great!
I enjoyed this book so freaking much, it was so great and entertaining, and I can't wait for the sequel!
Author: Avery Williams
Series: Incarnation #1
Read: August 12th, 2012
Reason Why: Sounded like a great book, and it's a DAC book, WTC Book and a RR book!
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: January 3rd 2012