Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.
Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies
When you read this, think Walking Dead meets Aliens. It follows the same simularities of how Zombies are protrayed. But with this story its a Young Adult book. My first in a long time. I do have to say for it being a YA it was a good story of how Wistera just wanted to be stronger, but as like any young girl she has to deal with bullies who think they are more entitled to everything. Bout like your typical High School scenerio but this is set in a small coastal town, that's secure (or at least they think it is) against the flesh eaters. Wisteria tries to herd the two girls who are being stupid shopping in a store when they get attacked, and of course they run as Wisteria is left to defend herself. Just when she thought all was lost Bach shows up and saves her. Now he is the Alien of this story. He's there on Earth doing his version of a the Amish version of a Rumspringa. Plus he hates earth people. What was a good twist is the dead ignore him because he uses his mind powers to keep them at bay.
I thought that was a weird twist being the Zombies are dead and well you just don't see them using the rotting brain or some alien trying to control it. But I digress. The story progress and Wisteria finds out some things about her mother that hurts because she keep such a huge secret. I can't say I blame her I'd have been pissed to. I do like that Wistera faces her bullies and gives them what for. I like when her an Bach figure out why they have a deep set connection.
The ending leaves you hanging. It ends very unfinished I would have liked to read a soft eases out to set you up for the next book in the series. All in all for a YA it was a good read.