Hope(less) (Judgement of the Six #1)
by Melissa Haag
Our world is being judged and we remain unaware.
In a world filled with people, Gabby is uniquely alone. The tiny glowing sparks filling her mind that represent the people around her, confirm it as does the bizarre inexplicable draw she has on men.
Struggling to find an explanation for her sight while dodging unwanted male attention, Gabby meets Sam. The chance encounter leads to a startling revelation - werewolves are real.
Hoping the existence of something so extraordinary might lead to the answers she is seeking, Gabby enters into a hidden society where fur is optional. There she meets Clay, the werewolf delusional enough to think he has a chance with her. Gabby's plans for her future do not include a mate, but rather college, career, and then a huge 'we'll see'.
Gabby leaves the furry hidden society behind when she moves off to college, but trouble has a way of following and finding her. When other werewolves start stalking her, and anomalies in the sparks she sees begin to appear, she must count on Clay's help or risk loosing the chance to find the answers she searches for.
Gabby has been different all her life. She sees sparks were people are and men can't seem to resist her. She doesn't know why she is the way she is. She meets Sam one night and learns she isn't the only one who is different. Sam is a werewolf and Gabby is very special to the werewolves. Sam takes over raising her and she begins trips to meet the others. While all she wants is to go to college. Just when she thinks she will get away she meets Clay. She knows they have a connection but fights it. Going against everyone's wishes she goes onto college. She is soon followed by Clay but he doesn't bother her to bad. After all he never speaks. She soon begins to get visits from a different werewolves and see unusual spots. Not the type she is used to like humans and the weres she knows have. As she searches for answers about why she is different she comes to depend on Clay to help her. The new weres don't want to take no for an answer.
Gabby is not what I expected. I figured anyone who draws all men in would be conceited but she is not. All she wants is to be left alone from them and hates having that power. She likes spending time alone. She also is very stubborn and likes to do things her way. She is really fantastic. Clay for most of the book I wasn't sure what to think of him. After all I only had his actions to go as he would not speak. However I learned to love him. He is quiet but will do whatever he has to to protect Gabby and tries to give her time. He can also be very sweet and he is smart despite what people think of him.
I had my eye on this book for a while and when I got the chance to rad it I was thrilled. It was different from what I was expecting but that is a good thing. I loved it. It is different in a way that when you think nothing can be new anymore it is. I really enjoyed getting to know all the characters and the story is great. This is a very easy book to read as you don't want to put it down. I had to make myself go to bed and finish it the next day. The author did a great job especially with Clay. You really get to know the real him when you think you wouldn't be able to. I think if Gabby doesn't want him I'll take him. I think this book really sets up the start to this series and I can not wait to read more. If you like books with weres, paranormal books, or just a great book give this one a try. I can't wait to see what happens next even if I know I will be up all night reading it.
4 out of 5 Stars
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