ARC Review: The Moment Collector by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Title: The Moment Collector
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publication: August 7th 2014 by Orchard Books
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: Provided by the kind publisher..

A haunting mystery, romance in the vein of The Lovely Bones by New York Times bestselling author.

"The yard of this house is a graveyard of moments and everything left behind is a clue. And I am here to dig."

There's a ghost haunting 208 Water Street. She doesn't know who she was, or why she's still here. She does know that she is drawn to Maggie, the new girl in town, and her friends - beautiful, carefree Pauline and Liam, the boy who loves her.

But the ghost isn't all that's lurking in Gill Creek... Someone is killing young girls all across the county. Can the ghost keep these three friends safe? Or does she have another purpose?

-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars: Really liked it

-- My Thoughts --

NOTE: This book was published under the title: The Vanishing Season, in the USA. This is the UK edition with a different title.
     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!

1 comment:

  1. Ouu, yay! I'm so glad that you enjoyed this book! I really like Jodi Lynn Anderson's books, so I won't be surprised if I liked this one.

    Would you mind answering my discussion question on my blog? :)


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