I expected this young adult novel to be just a high school romance story, and in fact, it seemed to start out that way. And then it started to actually get interesting! We have not only the young romance angle, but throw in CIA, psychics, martial arts, mind reading, international intrigue, almost super hero characters, evil villains, and pretty soon you are totally immersed in an interesting and intriguing story.
I think young readers would be especially enthralled with teenage characters who have maturity and intelligence and can take on the challenge of saving the world, which adults are unable to do, but not in a silly, unbelievable way. I am looking forward to the second book. Not only does each chapter end as a cliff-hanger, the end of the book leaves the reader hanging off the highest cliff!
Good writing, great characters, unpredictable storyline – highly recommended.