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Reviewed by Lisa Jones for Readers' Favorite
Wraithsong by E.J. Squires follows the journey of Sonia in her graduation year at high school. She had known she was different to other children from a young age as she had the ability to control others by her thoughts alone. After her father's death, her mom became very protective and said that all would be revealed on her eighteenth birthday. Her powers become stronger when she meets Anthony and she is warned to suppress her feelings although her urges become unbearable. As the story unfolds, Sonia is forced to trust Anthony when her mom is kidnapped. They formulate a plan to enter the invisible island of Wraithsong so they can save Sonia's mom with the help of trusted people, yet the plan is thwarted when Sonia is also taken. The race against time begins and so does the discovery of Sonia's mystery fifth power.
Wraithsong is the first book in the Desirable Creatures series by E.J. Squires. I must say that this book had me hooked from start to finish. What a wonderful imagination the author has with the ability to capture the reader within the first few pages. The plot and the main two characters of Sonia and Anthony were like a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The style and the creativity of this novel was on another level. I especially like the quotes at the beginning and the end which gave it an extra edge which was integrated well within the storyline. Overall, I would recommend this book as it captured my heart as well as my imagination.