Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.
An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.
After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.
Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.
I read this book on impulse, deciding to give it a chance. I am so glad that I did. This book is so much more than the synopsis plays it off as. You know those decisions where you feel like a genius after making them? This is it.
I was so pleasantly surprised with this story. Fiona reminded me somewhat of Remy from This Lullaby, but in a good way. I felt like the transformation Fiona went through was what I wanted and expected from Remy–except it didn’t end up happening.
I thought the pack was awesome and Bea was a great friend. The relationship of the O’Connell family? I loved them. Miles, Graham, Fiona and their mom and dad. I have to say that the second half of this story is definitely better than the first. It’s when you get into the second half that I really began to like the story a lot.
I can’t argue the fact that there are definitely twists that you see coming in this story. But the twist with Seth? Wow. That was great. Maybe I’m a bit slow sometimes with plot twists, but I definitely didn’t see that coming. In Hero’s Journey Archetypal terminology, Graham was a great Shapeshifter.
I’m eagerly awaiting to get my copy of the second book of this series. So glad that this is a series. The ending of this story wasn’t lacking, but I definitely wanted to see more of everything. I’m not ready to let go of Fiona and the crew yet. My first book from Whipple, and I’m thoroughly impressed. The characters in TRANSPARENT were amazing and I LOVED learning about and their individual personalities. Natalie Whipple does an amazing job with all of her characters, even though she has a pretty big cast.
Overall, this book was amazing and I would definitely recommend it. There were so many things that I was just blown away by and the book was never boring or let me down. 4.5 stars.
pg count for the paperback: 350
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