Wow. Another book-read-in-one-day. It was an excellent read and somehow, extremely compelling. I can relate to the main character. I know how it feels to have someone older than you who's perfect. And being a misfit in her family. That's a hard life.
Although there was a plot hole that I was confused about: (view spoiler)[How does Gabriel's power work on her but other people's don't? Is it like, "I want it to work on me" or "I allow it" so it works? That's kind of...weird... MacCullough should have explained that a little better. But I figured out her power almost right away. The foreshadowing was endless. Even at the beginning when Tam said Rowena never used her powers on her. HINT HINT. But I never would have guessed that they knew about it. Talk about MEAN. D: (hide spoiler)]
ANYWAY, even though Gabriel was described as a pretty boy, I still fell for him. He was a very normal YA male... with a very (and I mean VERY) awesome Talent. He was good support for Tam. (Though he could have used a little something to make him stand out from other YA fiction males. I mean, besides his Talent.)
Overall, it was a good book. :) I might even give it a 4.5 if I could. I'll definitely read the next book.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>