In Human Blend by Lori Pescatore, we meet Laney. Laney is a young woman with a gift to heal. She is also being chased by people who want to hold her captive and experiment on her. All Laney wants is a normal life; a job, friends, and a home. Against her better judgment, Laney ignores her inner voice and begins a relationship with a local guy. She also obtains a volunteer position at the local hospital where she can use her gift to help heal the sick.
Laney knows that her captors are coming for her and that it’s just a matter of time before they find her. She decides that this time she will stay and fight for her right to live normally. That changes, however, when the young man she is in a relationship with begins to exhibit a gift similar to Laney’s. When Laney finds this out, it’s too late to run because ‘they’ have already found her…
In Earth Blend, we pick up the story of Laney and Austin where Human Blend left off. Laney and Austin try to keep their relationship together as secrets and lies fly around them. Is their budding relationship strong enough to survive the stress of being hunted and being different? Will they have a chance to live normally or will they lose each other and possibly their lives in the struggle to remain free?
I don’t normally read YA novels but these books were AWESOME!! I didn’t feel like I was reading a Young Adult novel. My curiosity was peaked from page one and I was drawn to Laney. She wanted a family and roots so badly! She lived a life that required she lie about almost everything but she tried so hard not to lie. I would definitely suggest that you read these books, whether you are young or old, you will enjoy them from the first page!! Reading these books was a vacation for me. Lori’s writing style is wonderful. She has such a vivid imagination and writes so clearly that it is a pleasure to read her work.
I hope you enjoy reading these two books as much as I did! Come back and let me know what you thought of them. If you’ve already them, what are your thoughts?