Arizona. A divorcee blinks hard, but the gorgeous red guy stepping in front of her car is still red—hello, ditch. When she comes around, she wonders which layer of hell she’s fallen into.
Ohio. A teen also fears he’s dealing with the demonic, but no matter how dangerous things become, he’s determined to stand by a man with inhumanly blue eyes.
No question, their lives will never be the same again.
Dawn breaks—literally. Energy sparks across the horizon, power grids go down, and the journey to understanding what, where, and why begins.
Energy splinters and a few hapless humans fall dead. A moment later, hearts regain their beat and the confused aliens witness their first sunrise through the eyes of the deceased. Sentient beings can’t recall a past, other than a blissful haven. Nor do they have memories from the host whose body they unwittingly hijacked.
Only one learns to hide his unique skin color, and he assumes the identity of the victim, Malcolm James.
Malcolm learns of escalating violence through news clips. The cohorts he’s able to locate—vibrant personalities with enhanced predatory skills—are breaking every law there is. He has a goal: return to wherever it is he belongs. But he can’t do that alone, and is forced to shoulder the burden of reunification, despite his fear those who cross paths with color, himself included, may become permanently scarred or worse, killed.
This reluctant leader has no doubt—living light does not belong on Earth.
I’m sorry to say that this novel just wasn’t for me. There was so much going on within the story, and so many characters, that I was unable to follow the plotline enough to fully understand what was happening. There were some great descriptions, and the characters were very interesting, but I personally felt like there were a bit too many to keep track of, and as I read I became overwhelmed. Now, I’m the type of reader that likes two or maybe even three narrators/main characters, but I generally don’t do well with more than that, so I think this is more of a personal preference/inability to follow along than any fault of the author. Likewise, most reviewers of this novel really enjoyed it, and so I think it’s worth checking out, even though it personally wasn’t for me. One star.
I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.