Sam's first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn't go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don't like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it's still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there's another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam's other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized.
How many times I have said this but the truth remains" I LOVE THIS AUTHOR!!!" Tijan, has knocked me on my ass all over again. The Kade's just get better and better, too.
Ok, We start the book basically where book two left off, with Sam starting at Fallen Crest Public with Mason, Logan, and Nate. And of course, Kate and the bitch crew. I was mad at Sam a lot in this book, he trying to solve all of her problems on her own kept her in deep shit. And, unknowingly to her, Mason and Logan were picking up the pieces from the sidelines. Sam is one of those Alpha-females that I love to read about, but sometimes she just has to take a little less punches and let others help her. She showed me a side of her I never saw before, and that shit rocked! Don't push her too far or else you make get your face torn up (table style, LOL). He friendships were tested and even though she was alone a lot her character never waivered and you have to give the girl some props for that because high school is freaking brutal. Plus, an unexpected love interest? Hmm...didn't see that coming.
Mason, YUM! Goodness can you write a more perfect character?! He's possessive, loves hard, doesn't give a shit attitude, and sexy as all get out. Damn! Where was he when I was in high school?!! I L-O-V-E-D getting to read his POV in this book, he's always so mysterious never saying too much but always just enough to let you know he's not one to mess with. He and Sam have a relationship that knocks all others out the park. His friendships are strained as well in this book, between Sam's drama and Logan and Nate having their issues I felt bad that he had to always be the level headed one. I found his payback towards the Tommy Princesses totally hilarious, I would NOT want to be Kate AT ALL. There are some issues with him and Sam though I guess being in love and not always getting the chance to show that support if one of the parties is unwilling to give you the truth can be a bit of trouble. The secrets ate him up, but I loved how he still had her back.
There was however a cliffhanger that I hated to see, only because Book 4 is going to be a hard one I can already tell. With Mason and Nate gone off to college, and Sam and Logan left in Fallen Crest? Relationships will definitely be tested and new friendships are bound to be made. I cannot believe I have to wait to see where everyone ends up!! LOL. Ohh but, I'm SOOO looking forward to it.
“Heads up,” one of the guys warned. “Hoe walking.”
“Screw you, Ethan,” Kate snapped. “You’re showing off to get in Mason’s good graces, but we both know the shoe was on the other foot last night.”
I didn’t want to turn around. I didn’t want to deal with Kate yet. She and her three friends had been the main companions for the guys, but that stopped when I found out about her agenda to destroy Sam. She went after my girlfriend so I went after her. Well, I tried. Sam was adamant about handling this battle on her own so I did what I could. The girls were no longer friends with our group. They were exiled, but I heard the anger from her and I knew she wasn’t going to lay down and take it.
I knew about Parker and Nate, but it sounded like there was more. I wondered what else Kate was up to?
Logan laughed. “So desperate, Kate. The look doesn’t fit you.”
“Keep laughing, Logan. You’re going on the list.”
He grinned now.
I laughed to myself. She stepped wrong, and judging by the quiet intake of breath, Kate knew it as well. The easygoing air surrounding the group was gone. Knowing that look, I turned now and saw my little brother getting ready to go in for the kill. There was a certain look that came over him. His head would straighten. His eyes would narrow and roam up and down the target. No one knew what was he doing, but I did. Logan was searching for weaknesses. If he couldn’t see one, he’d sense for one. It was something we learned over the years after we’d been screwed over by adults too many times. We went with our gut.
I waited for his next move like the rest.
“What list are you talking about, Kate?” Logan’s voice grew soft. He was going in for the kill.
Kate seemed frozen, and the rest of her crew had varying reactions. Parker grimaced, her eyes darting to Nate’s before looking away. Natalie took a deep breath and Jasmine moved back a step. All of them recognized the tone, they just weren’t used to being on the receiving end.
“Come on, Logan,” Kate tried to laugh it off. “I was kidding.”
A smirk came over me, but then it vanished. As I watched the scene unfold, I saw Logan decide to give her a pass.
No. That wasn’t going to happen. “No, you weren’t.”
All heads jerked in my direction. My gaze caught my brother’s in a silent mocking, and a spark flared in Logan’s. The message was received: Kate couldn’t be let off the hook, no matter what. I wasn’t surprised when I heard him add, “What list are you talking about? Come on, Kate. I’d like to know how I rate getting on some list?”
She let out a shaky laugh, glancing between us now. “Seriously, come on, guys. Mason. Logan. I was joking.”
“No, you weren’t.”
She turned to me and her eyes widened. A glimmer of fear showed. “I came over to see if you needed help.”
My eyes narrowed to slits now. “With what?”
“You think we need help with her?”
She peeked at Logan before turning back to me.
Too late. I caught the slight smugness. It mingled with her fear, but I caught it. “What was that?”
“What?” An innocent mask slipped over her.
I shook my head, pointing to her face. “That. That look you gave Logan.”
Logan’s head straightened. His interest was piqued.
“What are you talking about, Mason?” She was growing cockier now. “I’m trying to be a friend. We used to have your backs. Remember?”
One of the guys muttered, “Oh shit.”
Even Nate laughed at that. “Since when? What are you talking about, Kate?”
She turned to the rest of the guys. All of them were looking at her in disbelief. Except Logan, he was grinning widely, leaning back against his Escalade. He shook his head now. “You’re digging yourself a hole. Stop talking. It might help.”
Jasmine hissed behind her, “Don’t you talk to her like that—”
“Like what?” Ethan shot back at her.
That stopped her. All the wind she had ready to let loose fell flat. Her eyes darted to his, and she couldn’t look away.
Ethan leaned back against the car beside Logan, and shoved his hands into his front pockets. His shoulders hunched forward, but his gaze never left hers. They were dead-locked as he added, “You’re going to tell us what to do? You’re going to tell me what to do, Jaz?”
“Stop.” Her throat moved as she visibly swallowed. “Ethan—”
“No, Jaz. You picked your side. We’re not friends with you guys anymore.”
Her shoulders flinched as if he’d punched her.
He nodded in my direction. “And you know why.”
LET IT GO, THE NEIGHBORHOOD
EYES ON FIRE (ZEDS DEAD REMIX)
SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW REMIX, DUBSTEP MAFIA
DO I WANNA KNOW? ARCTIC MONKEYS
PROBLEM, NATALIA KILLS
CONTROVERSY, NATALIA KILLS
UNDER THE WATER, THE PRETTY RECKLESS
BONES, MS MR
HEY BROTHER, AVICII
BITING DOWN, LORDE
NASHVILLE, NOAH GUNDERSEN
FIRE, NOAH GUNDERSEN
DAVID, NOAH GUNDERSEN
GROW, RAE MORRIS
WITH LOVE, CHRISTINA GRIMMIE
FIND ME (STRIPPED), CHRISTINA GRIMMIE
RAISE THE DEAD, RACHEL RABIN
BUILD A COFFIN, RACHEL RABIN
TRITONAL ALBUMS (MULTIPLE OF THESE)
DARK ON FIRE, TURIN BRAKES
ALMOST ANYTHING BY LANA DEL REY
WE DON'T EAT, JAMES VINCENT
MCMORROW (REMIX AND ORIGINAL)
NASTY LETTER, OTIS TAYLOR
FALLEN CREST SERIES BOOK TRAILER LINK
Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!