I feel like Ashlyn not only has the trances, but her life is like a trance. She feels alone- like her mother's death is her fault, and her dad and sister are lost in their own grief. Everything she does revolves around keeping people out so they don't learn her secret. It is fun to watch as she learns more about them, how to control them and slowly slips out of the fog that is her life and begins letting people into her life again. Gerber is great at making characters- Gina is awesome, and the relationship between Ashlyn and Jake is realistic. Feelings build up and it is no complete love at first sight, which is refreshing. I got to who the visions were about WAY before Ashlyn figured it out, but I wasn't sure how it was going to change. Because I knew that they had to or I would completely hate the book ;)I would recommend it- good plot, great characters. Overall a pleasant and quick read.