Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.
If only she knew that she was.
If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.
Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.
Growing up Joclyn was different than all the others kids, she has scar on the side of face. She doesn’t know how it got there it just is and since she doesn’t like it, she doesn’t want anyone to see it…the only one that knows is her mom.
Ryland is Joclyn’s best friend, her only friend. He likes her for what she is, not what she looks like. Joclyn’s mother has worked for his father ever since they were 5 years old, so they have grown up together.
Things change on Joclyn’s 16th birthday when she gets a letter from her father. A new girl shows up a school, who friends Joclyn and there is strange man that is always around but she doesn’t know who it is.
Jocelyn wants to know what is going on and who this guy is and while looking around, her scar is revealed to Ryland and than that is truly when Joclyn’s world changes.
I have had this book for a long time now but never sat down to read it, well I finally did and let me let me tell you I don’t know why I waited so long! Right from the beginning, you felt something for Jocelyn…a young girl who has no friends, is bullied because she is “different” and just wants to be with her best friend. Than there is Ryland…the best friend that any girl can ask for…he is there when she needs him, boosting her confidence and taking care of here however there is more feelings there that neither of them want to admit too (gotta love a romance).
The story line was fantastic! I thought it moved along at a great pace and I kept wanting to read on to see what would happen next and see what the scar truly meant if anything….and god you can’t forget the mysterious man…Illyan, her protecter *sigh*. As the story goes on you will find out more about who Illyan is, her new friend and why Edmund is after Joclyn.
I feel in love with the story right away and was very anxious to read book 2…Definitely a must read!!!