Feeling-wise, I'd call this book a Christian Twilight. No, there's no vampires, but the small-town high school romance, paranormal aspects, and teen drama have a similar feel. I was worried that it might get preachy, but while it was clearly message-driven, I did not feel that it ever interfered with the story. Ultimately, I think I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed reading Twilight, and it would be a great choice for a teen looking for a belief-centered story.
What I liked best: Beryl was definitely a charmer, and I really enjoyed her falling head-over-heels for Holden, this bad boy that everyone warned her about. I also loved that she made her own decisions about him, which weren't based on what other people told her to think.
Though I felt the pacing was a touch slow in the middle, I think this was a well-written debut novel that shows Charlotte Woollard has a lot of promise. The ending packed plenty of punch and excitement, as well as some great emotional pull that was truly touching. I was rooting for Beryl and Holden all the way, and was really satisfied with the way it all turned out.