Becoming by Raine Thomas
Every three years, Amber
Hopkins explodes. Okay, not a blown-to-smithereens explosion, but
whatever it is always hurts like hell and leaves her life a shambles.
She’s already worked her way through five foster placements, and she’s
doing whatever she can to avoid getting blasted into a sixth.
As her eighteenth birthday approaches and she feels the strange and
powerful energy building, disaster looms. When the inevitable explosion
occurs, her life gets its biggest shakeup yet. She’ll not only learn how
her fellow foster and best friend, Gabriel, really feels about her, but
she’ll discover that she isn’t really without family.
To top it all off, she’ll finally find out why she’s having the power surges: she isn’t entirely human.
Amber must Become, transitioning to another plane of existence and
risking the loss of the most important relationship she’s ever had. Her
choice will impact the future of an entire race of beings, and will pit
her against an enemy that will prey upon her doubt to try and take her
Kind of makes the explosions now seem like a cakewalk.
Loved it! This story has everything you're looking for in a YA Fantasy Novel. The action, adventure and love story are all fully developed.
Raine's way of creating the Estilorian plane was immaculate. Her details constantly overlapping so that there were no holes in this story. Her characters are real, they have flaws, and they used language from their age group. The love story in this book between Amber (awesomely strong woman power) and Gabriel (loving and super hot, I had a crush on this guy!) is realistic and believable. I have since read Central and Foretold, both worth picking up immediately! The plot twists in unexpected ways, and it makes it hard to put down. Warning have a weekend free, you're going to want to read them all.
Read this book, you won't be sorry.
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