Melissa Haag: Hope(less)

hopelessGabby’s brain is like a human fish finder. It comes in handy when she wants to avoid people. Mostly men. They seem to like her a bit too much. It’s lonely being different, but she’s adapted to it. Really. She just wishes she knew why she is different, though.
In her search for answers, she discovers a hidden community of werewolves. She immerses herself in their culture, learning about their world until she meets Clay. He’s unkempt, prone to mood swings, intense without saying a word, and he thinks Gabby is his.
It’s going to take every trick she knows to convince Clay to go away, and every bit of willpower not to fall for him when she discovers the man beneath the rough exterior.
Judgement has begun…


Gabby agya olyan, mint egy radar. Ez nagy segítségére van, amikor el akarja kerülni az embereket, leginkább a férfiakat. Tetszik neki és elfogadta, hogy különleges képességgel rendelkezik, de kíváncsi rá, hogyan alakult ki ez a képessége.
A válasz keresése közben felfedez egy rejtett közösséget, a vérfarkasokat. Gabby tanulmányozza a kultúrájukat, ismerkedik a világukkal, eközben megismeri Clay-t. Clay ápolatlan, hajlamos a hangulatváltozásokra, és azt hiszi, Gabby az övé.
Gabby minden trükköt bevet, hogy meggyőzzel arról Clay-t, hogy menjen el. Azonban amikor rájön, hogy a durva külső mögött egy esendő ember lakozik, minden akaraterejét be kell vetnie, hogy ellen tudjon állni neki.

Excerpt from the book:

„I knew the locations of the people around me as if my head came equipped with a giant fish finder. When I focused, a vast darkness opened in my mind. Instead of blips on a radar, tiny sparks of light shimmered, matching the location of people in the area immediately around me. The colors of the lights, always a yellow center and dark-green halo, never varied. Except for me. My spark had a vibrant orange halo, making me unique and alone. Always alone…
I stood at the entrance of the park while the bus pulled away with a screech of hydraulics. Dusk had already settled, casting shadows. Before walking my usual path through the park, I opened my senses to make sure it was as deserted as it seemed.
Though no sparks decorated the darkness in the area around me, I kept my senses open. The void was endless, but my sight did have a maximum distance. So I monitored the area around me as I walked the path and started thinking of the homework I still needed to do.
Distracted, I didn’t at first notice the pale blue light with a bright green halo lingering near the pond. There had never been a color variation before. My steps slowed. Perhaps this new color meant I could see something other than humans, maybe animals. As interesting as that would be, the idea of my sight suddenly changing worried me. What if it wasn’t an animal? What if it was someone like me? I could keep walking and whatever the spark was would never know I saw it. But, I was too curious and hungry for answers to walk away. I stepped off the path to investigate.”