Only the sound of the woods and the incessant drumming reached her. “Trick, this isn’t funny!” she shouted.
Chills shot down her spine.
To be published on November 22, 2011 by Delcorte Books for Young Readers.
ARC copy given by publisher for this review.
I love the cover of this book. After reading the book in its entirety, I realized just how appropriate the cover really is with the full moon and the woods in the background.
I did not believe that the character of Katelyn is a strong female lead. She seems very weak and fragile. Understandable since she has lost her mother, had to move in with a grandfather she hasn’t seen in years and on top of that, the kids at her new school are really strange. I just really enjoy strong females and I hope that she gets stronger in the next book.
There is a very strange love triangle going on and I really cannot say which of the men I like more. Although Trick is more likely to be my chosen favorite, I can’t help but feel like there is something he is hiding and not telling Katelyn. Justin on the other hand really freaks me out. The intense feelings that Kate has whenever around him cannot be good and he runs hot & cold so quickly. That coupled with the fact that he is already taken!
I feel really sad for Cordelia. At first, I felt that she was really strange and not at all trustworthy. But, by the end of the book, I really felt bad for her. Her family life is just alarming. Her sisters are very creepy and her father is just eerie. I can honestly say that I was appalled at the end of the book during the last scene in the field with Cordelia and her father.
The ending of the book left the reader with a doozy of a cliffhanger. The story was basically setting up the storyline and characters for the rest of the series. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series. Unfortunately, there is no word to title, release date or cover as of yet. too soon I guess! That is part of the downfall of reading ARCs, you have to wait longer to get the next book in the series!
As they came to the rise above the Fenner house, Justin cleared his throat. His features went rock hard, and the tension in the cab went sky high. Bad tension. Like anger. No, not just anger.
“Now here’s one more rule,” he ground out, his lids narrowing. “You need to keep the hell away from me.”