Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publication: August 7th 2014 by Orchard Books
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: Provided by the kind publisher..
-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars: Really liked it
-- My Thoughts --
I was so happy that I got this book for review. I read Jodi Lynn Anderson's Tiger Lily more than a year ago and I fell in love. Although this definitely wasn't as good as Tiger Lily, it was still great.
There's a ghost hunting Door Country. She doesn't know who she is or why she's here. But she knows that she's somehow connected to Maggie, the new girl in the district. Pauline, the beautiful girl next door. And Liam, the guy who's in love with Pauline. She seems to be here to watch.
This book is so different from Jodi's other book. But it has the same lyrical prose and the same beautiful writing style. The same wonderful retelling voice that sweeps you off your feet and into the story. Although this book takes a little time for you to get hooked to it, once you do, you can't let it go. It captures you and entrances you. I loved this feeling of being there. With the characters.
The characters are magnificent. I loved Maggie. She reminded me a bit of myself. A girl who is too good to other people and she's usually the one left hurt and broken. She loves blindly and accepts everything like it is. I definitely didn't think that everything that happened to her was fair. It wasn't. But still, I enjoyed her story. I didn't like Pauline. She seems like an oblivious, floating-through-life person, so I just dealt with her being in this book.
But Liam, our love interest is such a hidden treasure. Although he confused me with his feelings a couple of times and made me so mad that I wanted to jump into the book and strangle him for hurting such a great girl. The twist related with the ghost, is definitely the best part of the story. She's always there. Watching over these three people, but she doesn't know why. Not until the very end.
The ending is beautiful. it's lyrical and lovely and it reminded me of Jodi's first book, Tiger Lily. They both end on the same hopeful note of a bright future. If you're already a fan of Jodi, then you'll like this book a lot. If you're not, you should try reading her books!