Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times!
Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him.
But, Max--her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet--hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking.
When Max leaves her stranded in his parents' wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict.
But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her?
I really loved this book! I have never read anything like it before! I was instantly drawn into the plot and I instantly connected with the characters! The plot was just amazing! It was action packed and I couldn't stop reading it! It also just got better and better! The plot was original and a first for me and I thought that the disaster aspect was an amazing one to put into a Young Adult book! I also liked that there wasn't any paranormal aspect to this book! I also loved the characters! Adela was the main character but Allusive Aftershock was told from both Adela and her love interest, Courland 'Court' point of views! I loved the dual point of view as you got to see how Courland really felt about Adela and vice versa! Adela was such a strong person! I thought that she was a caring person and I loved her relationship with Court! Court was so hot! I like how protective he was of Adela and how much he genuinely cared for her! I also liked Max but you could tell that he had a crush on Adela and also at times in this book he was slightly controlling and self-centered but I think that he added so much to the story as he was the complete opposite to Court! I would honestly love to read more of Adela, Court and Max's story but I can see why this book is a standalone and I absolutely love the cover!
I daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play—a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course, I must blame it on the acting.
I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and spooky.
My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot.