Sunday, September 23, 2012

Witness by Jamie Magee

Book Description:
Forgetting who you are is hard, but not as hard as remembering. Remembering that you have no idea how to face your demons, how to save the lost.
Charlie is at a sacred threshold.
The ‘glass box’, as she calls it, is slowly falling. Her childhood has ended. The moment she has yearned for, the moment where she can go and do anything, anything at all without seeking permission is now. She’d dreamed of this time, all of her friends had, but now that it’s here, she doesn't know which way to run, or if she should even run at all.
Charlie knew that running would be a goodbye forever, and she didn’t want that, she wanted to freeze the time she was in, to stay in the calm before the storm, the illusion that she could out wit the ones who seek her, hold the one she loves, and play the music that gives her passion. She’ll soon discover no one can hide from their fate, that time does not stop in place, and that whether she chooses to perceive it or not, the darkness has come.
What Charlie feared most, losing him, is a threat now more than ever. A realm, a dark and twisted dream world has called him, and now she must fight to save him, and others like him. Standing in her way is a soul from another life, a boy that promises that he will destroy her world, to save her life. With this threat in hand, with the dark path that her friends are on, Charlie must fight to find a way to leave, to trust that beyond her dimension there are souls that can help her, help all of them. The only question is, will she find them before it's to late, and if she can't, how is she going to use her gift, the gifts they all share to save them.

My Thoughts:
Great!  This book is a continuation of 'See' and picks up where that book leaves off.  Charlie is missing pieces of memory again but maybe more than she or anyone around her knew.  Draven is in a dark place and has pushed her away only she doesn't realize the significance of that.  The two demons are still around but so are some new 'friends'.  How will they get through to all those that need help and save themselves?
Charlie's luck stinks, but she is still fearless and strong.  I loved all the other characters were back, some of them changed but still there.  Her father is still intriguing me.  Silas was interesting and I want to understand more about him.  The whole new group of characters gave a new depth to the story as does Chara.  I'm dancing around just waiting for the next installment in this series!
I rate this a 5/5.  I'm ready for more!!!