This book is so unique and different that I have to give it four stars. Its not my favorite book out there. But its literally unlike anything I have read yet and that makes it that much more compelling.
Aspen Quick has secret powers. He's no super hero though. His powers are that he can take things from people, emotions, feelings, etc. A family ritual that keeps the town and everyone safe. But not everything is quite as it seems.
This is a gritty and fairly dark magical realism story. Aspen isn't exactly a protagonist you'll like. He's every bit arrogant as he is snarky. Luckily, he does grow a bit throughout the book.
I have a feeling this will be a popular book throughout the year and in the future. Magical realism isn't something I haven't read before and I think everyone will be hooked on it because of how unique it is.