This is not my favorite from Ann Aguirre. It took me quite awhile to get into it and I suppose tha has somehting to do with just finishing some of the Ava Gray "Skin" series books. The "gift" just seemed to familiar in some ways, despite its supernatural origins. I also found it very tough to like Chance and I can’t exactly put my finger on why (definitely liked Jesse Saldana more). I think because I didn’t like Chance it was hard to like the story since it was based on his mother being missing. I liked the supporting characters and would love to find out more about Booke. I enjoyed the supernatural aspects, but I’m not sold. I’ll read the next book, but this series has not captivated me from the beginning (unlike the Sirantha Jax series).