Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton.
When an aircraft crashes in the woods near Jess’s home on a military base, Jess’s dream guy falls out of the sky. Literally. But David has secrets and a serious body temperature problem. When she finds him out in the woods, Jess can’t fathom leaving such a cute and injured guy all alone out there, especially since some fugitive is on the loose. Jess sneaks David back to her house hoping to help him, hoping that her overly protective dad isn't home. Jess gets the stranger home, feeds him and keeps him warm but the next morning when she wakes David is gone.
Jess can’t help but wonder what is with this strange guy, he doesn’t seem to know anything about anything and has a striking and eerie resemblance to her favorite actor and he can’t stay warm. Jess isn't dumb and soon puts two and two together that David is the guy the Military is looking for. But why you ask? Well, the guy is an alien. And all he wants is to go home! But the Military doesn’t care. When David tells Jess his secret, his purple skin had been exposed and he had to confess. With the help of a friend they flee the military base to search for the location there David’s people will come pick him up. And somewhere along the way Jess falls in love, but she can’t truly be with a guy who isn't from her world, not even a human. Plus his people have other plans, destructive plans, for Earth and if these plans are carried out then it will mean the end of the human race. It’s only the bond between David and Jess that can save the planet!
Okay so Fire in the Woods was SO GOOD. I couldn’t stop reading it!
On to the ratings!
0 = None 10 = Tons
There are some sweet moments between Jess and David and Jess and her father. Even though Jess and David are from other worlds you just kinda wish they could be together!
There were a couple of scenes where there was some fighting. Jess is strung up by her wrists. David kills in order to be free and with Jess.
David and Jess share a few kisses.
At the beginning of the book there were 0 crude words and I loved it! But throughout the rest of the book there were minor curse words used such as, “damn” or “hell”
I liked the holding back on cursing. Just because its YA doesn’t mean a book needs hard core crude language to be cool or successful.
Over all I really liked the story and can’t wait to read book 2 Ashes in the Sky!