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Cicada by Belle Whittington
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Aug 01, 2012

it was amazing
Read from August 05 to 06, 2012

There are moments in life when keeping a secret is the most important things. No one has to know, even your best friends. Can you keep a secret?

Summer is a relaxation moment, but for Blair Reynolds, a seventeen years old teenager, summer is not what she was expecting to be. Her friends leave, the college is starting for them, so this may be the last summer they spent together. Felling that the summer will be to short, Blair is trying to keep what’s left from his friends. Until something interferes… something that can ruin everything. A discovery in the woods next to her grandpa’s farm brings in Blair’s life and her friends a lot of troubles.

After she lost her brother and father, the only family that she has left is mom and Andrew, her brother, but something is happening with him. The boy that was everything for Blair is starting to change in something that doesn’t looks like him, but he doesn’t seems to be worried about this.

Everett is Blair’s best friend, but he is the most involved in the discovery. After she is warn through her dreams, Blair starts helping Everett to keep the secret, but he seems to be changing too.

What is happening when your friends don’t look like the old ones? What can you do when you have no one to speak with? Is anybody listening to you? No. You have to clear things up by yourself.

Cicada is the first book from tree. It presents the young protagonist making her way out from the shell, the changes that she is been through and the life shed living been forced to keep the secret. Throughout the story she finds things that threaten her and needs her attention. Being a good looker she succeeds to put together the pieces from the puzzle, to the dismay of his brother who tries to take her away from what is happening. When nobody is giving her answers she finds out by herself. The question is: “What will she do when the puzzle will be finished?”

Belle Whittington removed from the light angels, vampires and werewolves that have recently ravaged the world of YA, bringing into the light a science-fiction story which doesn’t involve those creatures. The story has an action that keeps you on the book and makes your imagination work.
Although there is little romance action in the novel, you can say that is the only thing in the book. Blair and Everett have a thing for each other, but their story is not in the center of the novel, so if you cut those scenes you still have an amazing story.

The book ending left me crying. I could say what is happening, but you could not understand, because it brings a lot of questions than answers and lefts some empty spaces in character’s souls and in the same time in your soul.

Note: 10+

Original title: Cicada

Author: Belle Whittington

Publishing: CreateSpace

Review: Ştefana Alexandra

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