HOUSE OF IVY AND SORROW
Natalie Whipple is an author that I would definitely read again. House of Ivy and Sorrow's characters are well developed, even the minor characters. I was in a slump when I starting reading this YA novel; but once I sat down with the book, I couldn't put it down. Friendship and family are integral to the plot; coming of age, trusting, which friends are more like family, and family secrets keep the plotline moving at a good pace.
|Lexi decides to run for class president of the freshman class. While she was ahead of Maddy and Hudson in her quest for humanness, she uses her vampire habits in her bid for election. She also upsets the love of her young life as she runs for office. Meanwhile Maddy and Hudson make Halloween last the whole month of October and Maddy once again uses her hunting skills to take down another baddie. And during all this, they host a couple of pixies.
I love this family. They are funny. Lexi wises up the Mina and decides to strike out on her own. Maddy is wild. Nothing evil gets past her. She is still up to her finding and routing evil out of the neighborhood. Hudson still continues his environment protection and gets Maddy to protect him. She does have a way about her.
I wish this were not the last book in the series. I would love to see these characters again. I have a few questions I want answered.