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Classic new boy in school and he notices the quiet girl. At least this time they both seem to have superpowers & both feel the soulmate pull. I liked that Dru & 'Layna get to just be dating & getting to know each other. Also that he doesn't transform to perfect boyfriend & is a bit of a jerk. The voices/thought of the teens seems very "real". The teen text-talk, and US vs Brit vernacular is used well to show character. I think the author also handled Alayna's freak-out about “what is really going on” well. Here is a girl who is always responsible because her mother is flaky, her step dad has died, her uncle is a small time felon & drunk, and her little bro is a stoner. She has been the adult for most of her life, so it stands to reason that after falling in love with a boy within 24 hrs, after her initial “yay I can be a normal 17year-old girl with superpowers”, that she'd be a bit resentful about "claiming" which would, understandably, make her feel like even her feelings are being controlled by outside forces.
There is a lot of alien soap opera "who's your daddy? who's your mommy? what planet are you from?!" What I thought was a nice twist was that the girl was called out as hot&cold versus the brooding guy. I also liked that she was creeped out by the soul mate connection to her very first boyfriend at 17.
There is a lot of specific info taught about intergalactic politics & history, hand-to-hand combat & scientific conspiracy theories. It seems like a lot of info to dump but it could come up in next books. I am intrigued. There is a lot of backstory that still needs to get played out.
This first book is mostly about establishing her relationships with her boyfriend & his family as she learns to "power up”, and we all get a primer on intergalactic politics. I'm guessing the next book is figuring out who exactly Alayna is, how their lives will change now that she & Dru are "known" to the larger alien community, and deciding which "good guys" they want to work with to go against the big bads. As well as "explore their eternal love".
There is much more of a feeling of family than in a lot of "parents dies in car accident & I got surprised w/superpowers” YA fantasy books. While this does have elements that are common in a lot of YA fantasy stories, I have to say that the ending totally redeemed everything & I can't wait to buy the next book.