The voice inside me is breaking free. I can’t stop it. Some call VisionCrest the pinnacle of religious enlightenment. Others call it a powerful cult. For seventeen years, Harlow Wintergreen has called it her life. As the daughter of VisionCrest’s patriarch, Harlow is expected to be perfect at all times. She must be considered a paragon of integrity by the other Ministry teens and a future leader in the eyes of the world. Despite the constant scrutiny Harlow is keeping a dark and dangerous secret, even from her best friend and the boy she loves. She hears a voice in her head that seems to have a mind of its own, plaguing her with violent and bloody visions. It commands her to kill. And the urge to obey is getting harder and harder to control….
Whitney A. Miller lives in San Francisco with her husband and a struggling houseplant. She’s summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, ridden the Trans-Siberian rails, bicycled through Vietnam, done the splits on the Great Wall of China, and evaded the boat police in Venice, but her best international adventures take place on the page!
I first have to say that this book was not what I thought it was. When I started reading it, I thought this was going to be about a girl with an issue with voices in her head. But, as I continued to read, I found out I was sorely wrong! This book has a sci fi edge to it that I found refreshing. There was a little romance that I found to not be as bad as I thought. Not that romance is bad. It's just, when I think of a horror story, I don't think romance.
This book is definitely YA. Again, not that there is anything wrong with that. I have read my share of YA books. The characters are easy to like and relate to and I like that the author helped by writing the book geared toward a YA audience. I like that the horror aspect wasn't too over the top and the "romance" portion was dubbed down for the genre.
There was a whole lot happening toward the end of the book that kept me reading. This book was a quick and easy read. I am back to reading my series reads but I was glad this isn't one. But, if it does turn into one, I will read book 2. Good book.