After her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory... show more
After her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory school in Shadow Hills, MA -- a school which her sister mysteriously mentioned in her last diary entry before she died. Once there, Phe quickly realizes that something is deeply amiss in her new town. Not only does Shadow Hills' history boast an unexplained epidemic that decimated hundreds of its citizens in the 1700s, but its modern townies also seem eerily psychic, with the bizarre ability to bend metal. Even Zach -- the gorgeous stranger Phe meets and immediately begins to lust after -- seems as if he is hiding something serious. Phe is determined to get to the bottom of it. The longer she stays there, the more she suspects that her sister's untimely death and her own destiny are intricately linked to those who reside in Shadow Hills.
Publish date: August 24th 2010
Publisher: Egmont USA
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
Series: Shadow Hills (#1)
4 stars for a awesomely original story, prefectly written characters and a burning hot romance. I had to deduct 1 star for the underaged drinking and the reference to cigarettes, partying, pills, pot and sex. I sometimes fell like the morality police when i write things like that in a review... but ...
I'll admit, in the beginning I was sure that this book sucked. Here are a few examples of why...1. When getting busted breaking into a friends room she makes up a lame story about how his mother is sick and that she's trying to get him a message in order to get his roommate to leave and go find him...
So. Before we continue with this, let me insert a disclaimer to any publishers/authors who might be sniffing around my blog. I want to take this moment to insist that I, despite evidence to the contrary, am not a hater. I love YA novels, particularly paranormal YA (though I am developing a love for ...
Meh. Nothing special. I picked this up because it had an awesome premise and as usuall I end up disappointed. What I especially hated was that inside dialog that Phe had like: "I feel connected to Zach even though we know each other for a day and he was in my dreams so we are meant to be for sure." ...
I wanted to like it, and for while I did, but it got boring… and I got distracted so instead of focusing I had to start this book TWICE! Said fact did not bode well. Let me start with been there and done that. There are a lot of things familiar in this book, but I won’t bother with a rehash. The go...