My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley (to review)
Genre: YA Ghost Story
Book Description: A world where souls walk free and dreams become portals to the past…
Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But even her rational mind can't explain her dark and familiar dreams of a time long ago, filled with people she shouldn't know, but does. When her family moves to New Orleans, Lucy's dreams suddenly become more intense. Reluctantly drawn into the old city's mystical undercurrent, she searches for answers about the nighttime visions that haunt her.
What Lucy finds is Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they've known each other forever. They've only just met, and she shouldn't be drawn to him, but she is. As she tries to unlock Alex's secrets, a killer strikes close to home and a century-old vendetta unspools, putting Lucy and everyone she loves in mortal danger.
My thoughts: This book was great to read during the month of October. It has a spooky atmosphere and story line.
Lucy reluctantly moves to New Orleans with her family. Her father's work takes them to a plantation that has secrets. Her dreams are gradually unlocking the secrets and taking her down a dangerous path. For her, the past and present collide.
Alex is a strange addition to Lucy's life. The moment she sees him, he becomes her focus. It doesn't take long for him to enter her dreams, as she sees events that occurred on the plantation 150 years ago.
This is a haunting love story. The characters are not what they seem. Lisa Maxwell does a great job at revealing the secrets a little at a time, making the story interesting. I liked the aspect of adding voodoo to the story. It's not a subject that I am very familiar with. Some of the voodoo added to spooky aspect of the story.
This book contains violence and kissing.
About the Author: Lisa Maxwell is the author of Sweet Unrest (Flux, Fall 2014) and Heartless Things (Simon Pulse, Spring 2016). She has a PhD in English, and when she's not writing books, she’s a professor at a local college. She lives near DC with her very patient husband and two not-so patient boys.
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