The Author split this series into three mini series - all the characters have special unique powers and there's an outside interference as to why.
I like to tone of the book - not bad for teens, it read quickly and kept my attention the entire time.
Maya discovers slowly after almost passing out and having a stranger call her a witch that she's got something unique in her genes that allows her to commune with animals on different levels. Its neat to watch it unfold. Meanwhile - there seems to be a love triangle (of course) with the new guy Rafe and her old standby 'friend thats a boy' Daniel. What gets even weirder is how everyone seems to have something 'odd' about them in this town and just what they are. The book does quicken at the end a little to fast but I get the fact that things are life altering at the end and happening really really fast.
Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn't know much about her background - the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip - but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island.
Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town - from the mountain lions that have been approaching Maya to her best friend's hidden talent for "feeling" out people and situations, to the sexy new bad boy who makes Maya feel . . . . different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya's biological parents and it's easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.