by Hilari Bell
Just Published: January 2011
Genre: Paranormal, YA
Hardback: 288 pages
Description from the amazon:
In the year 2098 America isn't so different from the USA of today. But, in a post-9/11 security-obssessed world, "secured" doesn't just refer to borders between countries, it also refer to borders between states.
Teenagers still think they know everything, but there is no cure for cancer, as Kelsa knows first-hand from watching her father die.
The night Kelsa buries her father, a boy appears. He claims magic is responsible for the health of Earth, but human damage disrupts its flow. The planet is dying.
Kelsa has the power to reverse the damage, but first she must accept that magic exists and see beyond her own pain in order to heal the planet.
Raven Duet series:
Traitor's Son - April 2012
While the underlying message about the relationship with humans and planet earth touches me, the story was meh.
I liked the various landscapes and locations mentioned i.e. Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho.
And the bits about Native American and Irish folklore pertaining to the Trickster were interesting.
BUT, I didn't like the characters. I didn't feel any connections or sympathy for them.
* review copy courtesy of author