Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.
See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.
And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.
Review: I really enjoyed this. I loved learning more about the other types of Netherworldly creatures. Especially Nash's ex, Sabine. I was really interested in what exactly a mara could do and the extent of a mara's powers. I did think however that it was really messed up that she was messing with Kaylee just to scare her into letting Nash go. I thought that was an unfair use of her power! I also couldn't get a read on her for over half the book! I couldn't figure out if she was capable of murder like Kaylee thought or whether Nash was telling the truth that she isn't the type of person to kill someone. I would start believing her then she'd do something really messed up and I'd doubt her again. She is just really complicated! And the whole thing with people suddenly dying or causing massive amounts of chaos at Kaylee's school was just so odd. I couldn't figure out exactly who was causing it, though I did know it definitely had to be someone from the Netherworld. I wasn't at all shocked though when I did find out who was behind it, I was just shocked at how he was managing to do it, and with an accomplice!
The whole thing with Nash and Kaylee... I know from personal experience how hard it is to trust someone again whose lied to you. So I completely understood where Kaylee was coming from and all her doubts about him. But I also felt like it was ten times harder than it should have been with Sabine in the picture trying to get Nash back as well. I did think though she was being to hard on him by the end of the book for how much she says she loves him. Especially when he was practically begging her for another chance. I did love how Nash yelled at both Sabine and Kaylee at one point though for how they were acting, because they totally deserved it!