This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!
Yeah, well, if only.
The boy, Ethan Wate was your ordinary small town boy who dreams of the day when he will leave his hometown to go to university and to forget all the memories Gatlin keeps. The memories of his dead mother, the memories of the father that has kept to himself since his wife's death, the memories of the downright awful people that live in the town and their constant gossiping...
He wants to escape, he wants a life away from the craziness and the routines everyone around him has. But that chances so fast. In the first chapter all he though about was leaving, afterwards all he though about was the new fascinating girl in town, Lena Duchannes.
Problem is, she's not a normal girl and not everyone in town likes her... Actually everyone started to hate her just because she was an outsider and because she was the niece of Macon Ravenwood, the town's creep that never leaves his house..
That's not all, though. Lena's family has a big secret and a curse looming over them, threatening Lena's future.
The story was good. I liked it but the pace was a little off. For a big part of the book there was this running around and I'm not sure why. The thing with first books in a series is that nothing is really clear because we haven't found out the whole story wet and it's hard to follow sometimes.
I'm not sure if it was because it's from Ethan's P.O.V (I'm used to reading books with female main characters, not that I have anything against those with male main characters, it's just they are not that common) but there was something not quite wright for me.
I wanted to read the story more because I wanted to see what happens, not because I was driven by some unseen force...
Anyway, I did like the book no matter what. It's a fact that I wanted to read it and that it held some interest for me to want to finish it.
I liked the characters because everyone had something to bring to the table and I was curious to see what they are going to do next. The side characters were quite interesting and I especially loved Ridley and even though she is dark, she had a certain flirty and mostly naughty air around her and it was fun to watch.
I will give the book 4 stars because there were some pretty good moments in it and because I want to watch the movie and read the next book but the book is more of a 3.5 rating...
I'm conflicted about it because it was definitely not one of those books that make me what to cry because it's over but it was interesting nevertheless.
I give it:
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Until the next time,