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This young adult novel by team Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl first caught my eye because of, of course, its "Twilight" -like elements: the romance between a supernatural being and a human. It got rave reviews, and so I thought I'd try it. I was pleasantly surprised. The main character and narrator in this saga is a boy, Ethan, who falls for the new girl at his stuck-up Southern school. Even before they meet, Ethan has dreamed of this girl, who turns out to be Lena, almost 16-year-old niece of the infamous town recluse. It also turns out that Lena, too, has been having the exact same dream, which involves a doomed couple who lived during the Civil War. After this discovery, the young couple then dives into the meaty and mysterious task of figuring out what the dream means to each of them, and how this relates to Lena's supernatural family of "casters" or witches. While Ethan is still painfully human, he does have some power over Lena, which is intriguing. The historical content is also a nice touch and keeps the reader moving. The book also has a lovely librarian character, aptly named Marian, who has supreme power over both the mortal library and the "caster" one. Will Lena turn to the dark side on her 16th birthday, or will Ethan's love be able to save her from her own family secrets? You'll have to read it to find out! I think many age groups, from upper grade schoolers through adults will find this one enjoyable. So, if you're having a hard time finding a satisfying read after the perfection that is the Twilight saga, give this one a try!