July 8, 2012

Review: Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

After her sister Athena's tragic death, it's obvious that grief-stricken Persephone "Phe" Archer no longer belongs in Los Angeles. Hoping to make sense of her sister's sudden demise and the cryptic dreams following it, Phe abandons her bubbly LA life to attend an uptight East Coast preparatory school in Shadow Hills, MA -- a school which her sister mysteriously mentioned in her last diary entry before she died.
Once there, Phe quickly realizes that something is deeply amiss in her new town. Not only does Shadow Hills' history boast an unexplained epidemic that decimated hundreds of its citizens in the 1700s, but its modern townies also seem eerily psychic, with the bizarre ability to bend metal. Even Zach -- the gorgeous stranger Phe meets and immediately begins to lust after -- seems as if he is hiding something serious. Phe is determined to get to the bottom of it. The longer she stays there, the more she suspects that her sister's untimely death and her own destiny are intricately linked to those who reside in Shadow Hills.

 I really like this book. Showing intense emotions throughout the book, with details that allow you to feel and visualize Persephone and her quest to her destiny. It's mysterious, tragic, romantic and spooky at the same time. It really shows the power someone can have within themselves, magically and humanly. I would definitely add it to my collection and read other books by this author. Zach is such a Dream Boy!!! I would give this book more than five stars if I could.

Reviewers Rating: 5 STARS!!!
Reviewed by~Taylor Lairson
~Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program!~

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