Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Synopsis(from back of book):
      Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn’t want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist’s attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn’t going to go quietly.
My review:
     The book starts off fast, with an attack, and moves very quickly, keeping you hooked the whole time.  The plot is very action oriented, written so that you see the book like a movie in your mind.  While the character interactions are a little stereotypical, Woodland more than makes up for it in interesting plot twists and thinking outside the box.  

My rating:
      4 stars
Profanity: very mild
Sexuality: very mild
Violence: mild
Drugs and alcohol: mild

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