(As provided by the publisher)
"In the real world, your idol usually ends up in rehab or, even worse, at a wedding altar in some tacky Vegas chapel. What they don't do is tell you they are from another planet... Just my luck!"
Cathy Slater dreams of meeting the love of her life ... teen rock sensation, Nathan Jake. He is adored by millions, while she has trouble even fitting into her own family! Although he is a tutor at her university, there is no way she can compete with the packs of worshiping fans constantly surrounding him.
But then fate intervenes and her life changes forever when she stumbles onto Nathan's biggest secret... She wasn't meant to see what he can do ... what he is ... Now there's no going back.
Who are the Ripmenders and what is their purpose here on Earth?
Follow Cathy across the galaxy as she uncovers the truth about the shady organisation behind Nathan's secret. Can she ever truly understand the mystery behind the man she loves? ... Or will an enemy from the past ruin everything?
Oh my goodness! I was so worried that this book would be really cheesy and to my surprise, I was absolutely sucked in! Cathy's only fault, I think, is that she trusts and loves so easily, but then you remember her background and think, "Actually, that makes total sense." Between her rock star crush, Nathan, her new found friends, her family background and Nathan's secret, I think Cathy has a whole lot on her plate and not a lot of time to figure it all out! The story was really well written and the pace was set at a great speed. Nothing happened to quickly or too slowly. I think that once Cathy found out that Nathan was a Ripmender, that Julianne Alcott did a great job at making Cathy first apprehensive then completely trustworthy, which is something she would be since her family was never there for her and she didn't have any good friends until college.
The detail to the scenery and scene changes were great-I love books that can make me feel like I am actually being transported with the characters wherever they go. The Ripmender does exactly that. I read a lot of YA Fiction and sometimes they can be really immature (I'm in my mid-twenties, so that's saying something), but Ripmender was anything but! I was so excited when I got to the end of the book, and the end...Oh man! I hope (so much) that there is a sequel!!!!
*An EPUB file of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.