In Today's Fun Friday book review Christina Holt reviews the The Possession, (YA paranormal) by J.D. Spikes
The Possession is
a delightful YA novel. It is the story of two young teenagers, Daphne
and Zach, and their destined relationship. It has the perfect
combination of ghostly tales mixed with the story of first love, all
centered around the tragic history of a forbidden couple that was ripped
apart by the town’s racial differences.
I was intrigued with The Possession
from the title and cover alone, and the story that followed did not
disappoint. The first chapter started strong and held my interest up
until the very last page.
The characters were likable and genuine,
and the author paints a beautiful picture of the overall setting.
Although I am not an expert in Native American culture or the
paranormal, I feel the author did a wonderful job with the details from
Please note: This book is not suitable for younger readers, as some references are of a sensual and romantic nature.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
Wentworth is almost seventeen, definitely a red head, and most likely
the tallest girl in her class, which is awkward to say the least when it
comes to dating boys in her school. But she doesn’t have to worry about
school for the next two months since she’s spending the summer at her
aunt Dwill’s lighthouse in Maine.
What she does have to worry
about is seeing ghosts in the lighthouse cemetery, having strange
dreams, and hearing the voices of star-crossed lovers who lived
two-hundred years ago. And then there’s a local boy named Zach Philbrook
who works for her aunt. He’s too gorgeous for his own good. He’s also
very tall, with midnight black hair, and the most beautiful indigo blue
eyes Daphne has ever seen.
Zach is treated like an outcast by the
local teens in town. He’s Micmac and therefore not “one of the gang”.
Daphne can’t help being drawn to his strength, especially considering
that he’s had to live his entire life dealing with ignorance. But the
local teens aren’t the only trouble-makers in town. As Zach and Daphne
get closer, the lighthouse ghost lovers begin haunting them. When Daphne
and Zach try to figure out how to fight them, the spirits get bolder
and more dangerous.
So how do you protect yourself from something that isn’t really there?
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