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by: Laura Burks

Pages: 330

Published: 2011 by Wings ePress

ISBN: 1613099738

From Goodreads: All eighteen-year-old Jenna wants to do is have a slow paced and predictable summer in the small town of New Roads with her grandfather. But on Friday the thirteenth, the unpredictable occurs when she mysteriously hears a voice leading her to a buried book. Jenna is unaware that a secret curse lies within and she’s just unleashed its hold.

As writings appear in the book strangely matching her vivid dreams, Jenna’s curious nature takes over pulling her deeper into the mystery and the connection to her family. What she didn’t expect to find was a forbidden love and a choice to save a life.

Will Jenna’s choice remain a secret? Or did the secret choose her?

 

This novel is a really unique take on young adult romance. It’s paranormal, but it’s done in a really refreshing way. As a fan of paranormal YA romances, it was nice to see someone take a fresh approach to this genre. Jenna is a relatable heroine that makes great company throughout the story. She’s mature and responsible and has a great relationship with her grandfather, Pops. Jess is a hero that anyone would fall for. He’s beautiful and has the personality that I think most girls wish for in a man. He’s also got the classic tortured past, but it’s not what you normally would see or expect from a YA hero. The writing is beautifully done and the reader can easy get swept up in the emotions of each scene and really feel involved in the story. There’s also wonderful description of the Louisiana setting and of course that’s something I appreciated. 🙂 This is a CLEAN YA novel, and there’s nothing in it at all that parents should worry about having their children read. I think that this is a great novel that adds something fresh to its genre and I recommend it to anyone looking for a YA to read. 🙂

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  1. Laura Burks says:

    Thanks Juliette for reading my debut novel and for your wonderful review. You’ve just made my day!!

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