When one of my lovely twitter writing / author pals announced she needed beta's for her new novel I knew I needed to get my hands on a copy. So, naturally I stuck my hand up and a few minutes later this wonderful book landed in my inbox. Being on holiday at the time it didn't take me long to devour the book, (Four hours to be exact). Now it's release day and you can grab a copy too. First, read what I thought of it!
"Rama would trade almost anything for the chance to become someone else, even for a little while."
In the small, rural town of Aldale, West Virginia, Ramachandra “Rama” Ganeshan wants nothing more than to avoid dressing rooms for the rest of her life. After a brutal assault destroys her confidence and self-esteem, she yearns to be someone else . . . someone pretty, popular, and loved—until multiple girls in town are found murdered.
After stumbling across her beautiful classmate’s body and a terrifyingly familiar face in the murderer, Rama encounters a group of shapeshifters who know more of the killings than they let on.
Only by earning the shapeshifters’ trust and becoming one of them will Rama be able to help serve justice.
But first, she must learn to love herself and confront her painful past—and find the courage to investigate the violence.
As always I started with the blurb and cover. From the very first sentence I knew I needed to get my hands on a copy of this book. I love Briana's writing and this blurb did not let me down. Why does Rama want to be someone else, and who are these creepy shapeshifters! The cover was definitely the icing on the cake though, and suits the story so perfectly.
The story starts off giving you a little background on Rama and how she hates the way she looks, how she longs to look like someone else. Then she discovers the body of her classmate and goes on a long journey to self acceptance and gaining the confidence to find her friends killer. I knew there was something dark about this story and was pleasantly surprised at how it was executed.
Overall, this book was a wonderful story of self-discovery and fighting for what is right. Everyone has secrets and everyone has the power to become something they want to be. DEFINITELY a wonderful read. I am not saying that because Briana is my friend, but because I READ IT IN FOUR HOURS. Admittedly I wan lying on a sun lounger in Rhodes at the time but still. FOUR HOURS. Go grab a copy.