Lena is a caster with powers, but she won't know if she's Light or Dark until her sixteenth birthday. She's terrified that she'll be Dark and use her powers for evil, and this causes stress on her relationship with Ethan, a local Southern boy who falls in love with her. The two of them have special powers with their love, and Ethan is convinced that she'll be light.
The plus: Think Twilight. If you liked it, you'll like this.
The minus: I didn't like Twilight, so I had to suffer through the cheesiness. However, at least there were some snarky moments that made me smile. Lena is a smart-aleck, which helps.
I won't read the sequel, but I know plenty of teenage girls at PCHS who would absolutely love this book, so I'll recommend it to them next week!