By Ingrid Seymour
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2015
Sixteen-year-old Marci Guerrero is one of the best teen hackers in Seattle. However, she’d give up all her talents to know she isn’t crazy.
Marci feels possessed by what she perceives as shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she’s confronted by the leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her and shows her the awful truth.
Half of the world’s population is infected by sentient parasites. They bind themselves to the human brain and replace the pathways for all thoughts and actions. The creatures then morph their hosts into grotesque monsters with extraordinary strengths. Winged, clawed, fanged half-humans become living nightmares. Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because the truth is worse.
After a couple of months of attempting to read this book and even asking for an extension from the lovely Giselle over at Xpresso Book Tours, this book is a solid DNF. Between a dumb love interest and a questionable heroine, I was done with this book before I hit 10% on my kindle.
We start with Heroine I Can’t Remember Her Name and her love interest doing some crazy ass motorcycle riding that results in an accident. But don’t worry everythings fine, it’s just that Marci, I looked up her name, has a thing in her brain that makes her Do Things Sometimes. Like crash motorcycles. She should probably have this checked out by a doctor and not operate heavy machinery.
As for Dumb Love Interest, he likes to make things awkward. Like Marci won’t kiss him so he pouts awkward. Also, because Marci won’t kiss him, he decides to do stupid things like go off to Unknown Locations to do Suspicious Activities with Sketchy Brother and Creepy Dude.
By the time Marci gets home from crashing the motorcycle, which happens to belong to Sketchy Brother, I was done with this book. And no matter how many times I open it up on my kindle, Marci is still stuck just arriving home.
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Disclaimer: Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing the eARC in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis and cover picture were pulled from the book’s Goodreads page. Neither belong to us.