Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there’s another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them — from clothes to textbooks to cell phones — she sees a vision of their emotions. She can read a person’s fears and anxieties, their secrets and loves … and what they have yet to learn about calculus. This is helpful for her work as a math tutor, but it means she can never get close to people.
Eva avoids touching anyone and everyone. People think it’s because she’s a clean freak — with the emphasis on freak — but it’s all she can do to protect herself from other people’s issues.
Then one day a new student walks into Eva’s life. His jacket gives off so much emotional trauma that she falls to the floor. Eva is instantly drawn to Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist who also has a troubled home life, and her feelings only grow when she realizes that she can touch Zenn’s skin without having visions. But when she discovers the history that links them, the truth threatens to tear the two apart.
Author: Wendy Brant
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Firstly, I would like to thank Kids Can Press and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this awesome book! I would also like to mention here that all thoughts on the book are my own and are not influenced by the publisher/Netgalley.
Wow! That’s honestly how I want to start this review haha. This book was amazing! All the characters in the book were likeable, I couldn’t chose one character that I dislike for any reason. There is only one criticism I have of any of the characters in the book, and I think here would be a good time to mention it. I found Eva slightly irritating at times as she stated she didn’t want to come off as playing the ‘orphan card’ in any of her college/scholarship applications, however I found her constant mention of this made her feel like she was trying to use it to some degree. This did not make me dislike her, it was just a bit of a negative trait.
The relationship between Eva and Zenn was not rushed or forced, despite some parts of the book going quickly. What I mean is, despite the part between them both admitting have feelings and them being in a relationship being short, it did not feel fake – the emotions felt genuine.
The plot twist in the book was amazing! As it got closer to it in the book, I felt myself guessing it a little bit, but at the start I never would have expected it. I also feel like this is something that could’ve been exaggerated more (This would’ve been more negative than positive), but the way it was done was just right.
Overall, I have really positive feelings about this book. It’s completely different to anything else I’ve read, and I feel like it will be extremely successful when released!