Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 8th 2011
Reading Level: Young Adult
Challenge: 100 books in a year
This book was spooky, creative, and an all around enjoyable read.
Kendall added a lot of spunk to the novel with her quirky personality, but her OCD kept her believable, and she was easy to like. I truly felt bad for her when… people started disappearing. Jacian was also a nice addition to the novel! He was very swoon worthy, but slightly different from your average bad boy. He just had an awesome quality to him!
The plot of the novel was unique and there were twists and turns everywhere, always keeping you guessing! The writing was graceful when it needed to be, and choppy when the time came.
I think the whole back story behind the novel and the reason for the disappearances was very creep and spine chilling! The way that everything linked together was smart, and really tied the novel off nicely.
My one downfall about this novel was the fear factor. Maybe it was just because of some of the other reviews I had been reading, claiming it to be horrifying, but to me it wasn’t. Yes it was eerie and creepy, but it didn’t keep me up at night. It didn’t make me wonder what was under my bed, or what went bump in the night. Maybe this is good for me, because I scare pretty easily, but honestly, I was expecting a little more OOMPH!
Overall this novel is definitely worth giving a go for it’s unique plot, interesting writing style, and creative characters.
Sweet read! Would definitely knock out a few birds for this one!