by Mary Beth Daniels
Jet is a Nix, the daughter of an Enchantress who went outside her bloodlines. No one helps a Nix, and even though her father is in deep trouble with Dei Lucrii, a Dark Enchanter who paid her family an extraordinary sum to make a passion potion, Jet has no way to fix the powerful spell that killed her mother.
But someone is watching her. A very handsome someone whose face appears in a pewter bowl her mother always kept close by.
Could the boy be the secret to avoiding the curse of the Nix? Or is he the sort of distraction Jet REALLY can’t afford at a time like this?
Jet flunks out of college and goes home to her dad. Her mother has recently died doing an experiment and now Jet finds out she was actually an Enchantress and died making a potion for a dark Enchanter. Now Jet must find a way to finish that potion or they will lose everything. Problem is Jet is a Nix and no one with any powers will help her it is forbidden. She must work this out on her own and unravel secrets kept from her. She is distracted by a boy who keeps popping up and says she is his match even though he doesn't want her to be.
Jet thinks she is a loser and has let her family down. She doesn't believe at first her family is anything but normal and that her dad has lost his mind. She takes some convincing that she really is a Nix and she needs to finish this potion. She doesn't give up even when no one will help her or tell her anything. She has to work things out on her own. She is very smart and keeps digging till she gets the truth of things. Caleb at times to me was a little flaky. He wanted a match but din't want Jet as she is forbidden. He is afraid to stand up to his mother at times. However he does step up and realizes he should do the right thing.
I had trouble at first getting into this book, but once I did it took right off for me. I love the story line and after the characters stopped getting on my nerves I liked them. I think it is a way of showing you they are still young and make mistakes. There is a lot of secrets in this book that you slowly unveil. There is an element of danger as the dark enchanter is after Jet and so is everyone else it seems as she shouldn't be working magic and she keeps trying to. She really stands alone most of the time and really grows up. I liked the ending and how a few of them should be eating their words about a Nix.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam