Since we haven’t posted a review of this yet since having the blog, here’s one for you:
There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that’s what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
Wow! What can I say here. I’m SO glad I finally read this book! I can’t wait to get into the rest of the series!
It was amazing!! 🙂 I loved every second of this book, and it only took me about 3 days to read; it’s a long book. But it was worth it.
First, let me say that I truly enjoyed the fact that this book was from the point of view of a boy. I love seeing what the boys see. It’s different; most books are nearly always from the girl’s side. I enjoyed watching the BOY fall for the GIRL instead of the other way around. It was nice and refreshing.
Ethan. I love you? He was so sweet, loving, he was loyal, trusting, and he would do ANYTHING for Lena. It was beautiful. His love for her was so strong. He was her rock and I loved that about him. He didn’t care what others thought or said and did and he wanted to be with Lena and that’s what he did. Nothing would have stopped him from doing so.
Lena!!! GIRL, CAN YOU BE MY BEST FRIEND?! AH! Lena was awesome. She was just a Caster that wanted to be normal. If I was her, and all those things happened to me, I may have just cried and given up. She was DETERMINED and I loved that about her. She had a passion and she was not going to let silly little teenage girls ruin that for her. Plus, she could do some pretty awesome stuff. Breaking windows? Thunder storms? AH! She was amazing.
This book… it kinda had it all in my mind to be a paranormal story. It had AWESOME powers. The things that could happen with these Casters, and all the different types, I love it! There were so many unique things… it was beautiful. There were strong family ties, family history, and true love. It was just… I don’t even have words to describe it. I loved it. I loved everything about this story.
And the end… The end killed me! When it got closer to her birthday, I just was hooked and I couldn’t put the book down. Everything just… WOW! No spoilers, so I can’t say what the wow part was, but it was wow worthy!! True love, it definitely conquers all… And that ending! I feel I need to order the next book like, NOW! I was left like, NO you can’t just END there! There is no way. I’m dying. A piece of my heart was left in this book.
It was amazing. I loved it. Please read this if you have no already. Just… just an amazing start to a series and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book 🙂