Downcast by Cait Reynolds is one of the best YA novels I've read in a long time, I can't wait for more from Cait and the Olympus Falling series.
Stephanie Star is an awkward high school senior with an overprotective mom and penchant for going unnoticed rather than stirring up the ire of the Gaggle and Goons, the “popular” cliques at Darby Field High. It has worked rather well her entire high school career until the new guys… the new, hot guys show up the first day of her senior year. Haley Smith, tall, dark, brooding and mysterious has eyes for no one but Stephanie. His equally attractive, albeit very different brother, Zach has taken a liking to her scientifically inclined friend, Helen.
The romantic tones and notions of the story are hot and steamy and made me want to reach through the pages and kiss Haley myself! As the story progresses Stephanie, with the help of her friends, unravel the mystery of her life, her mother and the new players in town. I felt a little like I had finally found a girl version of the Percy Jackson series, peppered with hot guys and amazing flirting that made me smile scandalously as I read.
I believe this is Cait's debut novel and I am totally impressed with her skills. It was well written, flowed nicely and the dialogue was completely believable. I loved it and look forward to more of Stephanie and Haley.
Cait Reynolds lives in Boston area with her husband and 4-legged fur child. She discovered her passion for writing early and has bugged her family and friends with it ever since. When she isn’t cooking delicious meals, running around the city, rock climbing like a boss, or enjoying the rooftop deck that brings her closer to the stars, she writes. Reynolds is able to pull from real life experiences such as her kidney transplant, and her writing reflects her passion for life from having to face the darkest places and find the will to laugh. Find more about Cait online at: http://caitreynolds.com/