5 supernatural stars!
After her father is killed by a vampire, right in front of her, Jemma Blackburn’s life gets a little chaotic. She’s placed in a psychiatric facility and then relocated to live with her mysterious uncle and attend a posh prep school in Hollow Hills. Slowly, she discovers that she’s not crazy, vampires *are* real, and that there are more supernatural beings in Hollow Hills than she could have ever imagined.
Jemma learns that there are a few different hierarchies of angels, demons, vampires, witches, and shifters. She also learns her family’s role in this hidden, supernatural world. These explanations are easy to follow, and the characters are quite likable, even with their healthy amount of high school drama.
Author Bianca Scardoni is an incredibly skilled wordsmith. Both ‘Inception’ and its sequel, ‘Invidious’ are narrated by high school student Jemma Blackburn, but her thoughts never border on immature or whiny. Scardoni has a wonderful ability to transform words into vivid images, allowing readers to visualize the strange and beautiful new settings Jemma finds herself in.
‘Inception’ is an addictive must-read for all vampire, shifter, angel/demon, witch, and supernatural romance lovers, as well as ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ fans.