Maxima, aka Max, finds out on her 16th birthday that she has the X-Gene. This makes her part of the paranormal world and eligible to go to school at Beaumond. Her stepmother and stepsisters are not her biggest fans and Max must hide until she can actually show up at school. Once there, things start happening to her and the staff must help keep her safe.
Gabe needs Max’s powers to help him catch someone who has escaped. As a teacher, even though he is young, Gabe needs to keep his distance but also wants to keep close, if only to keep her safe.
This book is compelling! I found myself reading it while at work when I had a few minutes simply because it was so good. This book was able to draw out strong emotions as I followed through the story. The biggest emotion came from the ending when I wanted to throw my phone against the wall. It ended in such a cliff hanger that I immediately searched out when the second book was coming. I have high hopes that this will be a long series.
I would not recommend this book to young teenagers as it does have mild sex scenes in it (and some foul language.) Other than that, I think this book is perfect for anyone wanting a paranormal roller coaster ride.
Many thanks to Net Galley and to Fire Quill Publishers for providing me with an ARC of this book.
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