I think I’m going to have to read the next book in the series before I will fully be able to process how I feel about this one. It’s kind of like the Time Traveler’s Wife, which I know everyone else loved but I was just creeped out by the guy fantasizing about his wife when she is still just a little girl. This wasn’t as bad but I do think A turned out to be more of a stalker. So A wakes up in a new body every day and has been all of their life or as far as they know. (Editor’s Note: Because A is gender neutral, I’m going to use they instead of him or her) We have no idea where A came from, what their real name, or parents or even their gender because A doesn’t know these things. A just knows that tomorrow they will borrow someone else’s life for a day and then move on to someone else. Some days A is a boy and some days A is a girl. A could be an alien for all we know though I don’t think so. One day A, inhabits the life of Justin who has a beautiful but sad girlfriend named Rhiannon who A immediately falls in love with. Soon A is breaking all of their rules to get to know her. They find out that Rhiannon is going to a party so they take the borrowed body of a boy to the party so they can hang out with her. Then A, takes another borrowed body, this time a girl, to her school so they can follow her around for a day. You get the picture. A’s entire life starts to revolve around Rhiannon. Even convinces her for a time that they could be together despite the fact A has no idea who he is going to be from day to day. Ultimately it’s his less call obsession with her that get him in trouble. They only have 24 hours in each body so at the stroke of midnight A is someone else. On the night they go to the party to see Rhiannon, A doesn’t make it home on time so the boy, Nathan, wakes up in his car 40 minutes from home and thinks he was taken over by the devil. That story line is far more interesting because that’s where we are going to get the answers about who A is and how A came to be. That’s what I want to read more about. I’m hoping to get more of that in the next book and less stalking.
So author David Levithan and Maggie Stiefvater’s editor, David Levithan are the same person. I’ve just put that together.