Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

His love captivated her... his secrets might kill her. Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry. After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all. But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.

This book was fabulous! Shadow Hills was one of those books that don’t come around often. It was a paranormal/historical book and I think it captured both of those elements really well. Anastasia knows how to capture a good story. Phe was an admirable character. Not only was she written well, but she was spunky! Zach was totally swoon worthy and mysterious, which I loved. I found this book unbelievably addicting. I read it at the start of summer vacation. When reading it did I go hang with friends? No. Talk to my family? No. Have a life? No. Shadow Hills was just that addicting.
I can’t wait to read Anastasia’s future books!

FTC- Received from publisher.

1 comment:

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

Woo hoo! I think I might buy this today!