The Brockmanns bring their reliable style to this sequel to Night Sky (2014), combining intrigue, the paranormal, and teen angst with signature romance.
Skylar is 17 and has more going on in her life than even she can handle. As a Greater-Than, she can run superfast, “smell” emotions, and communicate telepathically with her boyfriend, Milo. She’s training to control her superpowers with Dana, another G-T. Dana is no wimp, but she is focused on finding her missing sister, Lacey, making her hard to work with. But it’s Sky’s bestie, Cal, who really has her worried. Partially paralyzed, trapped in a wheelchair for the past 10 years, he has been accidentally injected with a dose of Destiny, the latest designer drug, created from the blood of kidnapped G-T girls. One dose is all it takes to become addicted, and the long-term survival rate is zero. But the drug’s high gives Cal the ability to walk again, a side benefit that Cal doesn’t want to give up, even to survive. The race is on to find him a cure before he becomes dangerous; Sky doesn’t want to have to put her best friend in the grave. The authors provide enough back story to catch readers up and then plunge on with this eminently readable book. The only fault here is there are so many plots readers will find themselves splitting their attention as they go and hoping that there will be a third book (there is none scheduled at this time) to continue them.
A solid sequel. (Paranormal suspense. 14 & up)