Zin dances with fire in every step, speaks with a honey-sweet voice, and sees with eyes that can peer into your soul. It's no wonder Nicole is madly in love with him. Their friendship is the only thing that saves her from the boredom of school and the turmoil of her family life. But she cannot understand why he keeps her at a distance, even though she can feel his soul reaching out for hers. Zin carries a very old secret. When Nicole uncovers the truth, her love may be the only thing that can save him from it.
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"...Nic's narration is believable, honest, and riveting. This darkly compelling read will find a niche with teens who like their fantasy well seasoned with the gritty reality of life, from the glitzy flash of the club scene to the darker, crueler side of survival on the streets." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Amid the glut of supernatural romances, this one is original and engrossing." KIRKUS REVIEWS
"A recent favourite is Raven by Allison van Diepen, a wonderful take on the whole idea of immortals that doesn't go anywhere you'd expect it to." CHARLES DE LINT
"It's a thoughtful, well-written, unusually compelling novel -- one that, yes, will appeal to fans of Stephenie Meyer." QUILL AND QUIRE
"Ms. van Diepen really knows how to craft a story! The tension and passion between Nicole and Zin was amazing -- believable and sustained through the whole book!" THE BOOK VAULT