Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe he's trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead she's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help – but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something...but he's not the only one with a secret.
My thoughs : I feel like this book had been sitting on my shelves forever before I picked it up.. It was a very quick read : I actually started to read this one this morning and it's only 250 pages long. I'm not sure how I feel about it though. While reading the first 50 pages I felt like I was reading a kind of re-writing of Twilight but then it sort of turned into a mystery book. Camelia is being stalked and receives threats and throughout the whole book I was really wondering who was sending these things to her. So I guess the mystery part was kind of a success.
Nevertheless, the characters didn't feel real to me and I didn't manage to connect with Camelia at all. Ben, the mysterious new guy, seemed to me a bit cliché and the romance between him and Camelia was a bit cheesy. The pace of this book was very slow and not much happened but the fact that the chapters were really short kind of made up for that.
Bottom line : The only thing I enjoyed about this book was the mystery aspect of it. I actually think I'd have enjoyed this one a lot more if I had read it a few years ago as I'm getting a lot more demanding regarding YA books as I've read a lot of them ..
I have the second book on my shelves but I actually have no idea whether I will read it or not .. I may give it a try later.
2.5 Stars !!