Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything
I been meaning to read this book for a while now, but never got it until now. Overall I really enjoyed this book, I liked that it is a bit darker than most YA book. It is very compelling and keeps you clued to the book from page one. The world and building was very well written, both the present and the flashback episodes that occur in the book. Though, sometime it was a bit confusing going back and forth at least the first few chapters. I enjoyed both Ethan and Lena characters, that were well build and rather likeable. I liked how the friendship formed and how that he stuck up for her and being there for her when no one else was. There were lots of twists in the story, which I enjoyed a lot. But also on the other hand there was a lot going on in this book and sometimes even a bit too much. But yet not overwhelming. Overall, I really liked the book and looking forward to getting to the next book. I rate it 4★
Some of my favorite quotes
“I'm just the librarian. I can only give you the books. I can't give you the answers.”
“What is the opposite of two? A lonely me and a lonely you.”
“Are you insinuatin' that my daughter is a liar?" "Oh, no, not at all. I'm saying your daughter is a liar. Surely you can appreciate the difference.