By: Eileen Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 3, 2011
Source: ARC received for reviewing
Isobel’s life is falling apart. Her mom just married some guy she met on the internet only three months before, and is moving them to his sprawling, gothic mansion off the coast of nowhere. Goodbye, best friend. Goodbye, social life. Hello, icky new stepfather, crunchy granola town, and unbelievably good-looking, officially off-limits stepbrother.
But on her first night in her new home, Isobel starts to fear that it isn’t only her life that’s unraveling—her sanity might be giving way too. Because either Isobel is losing her mind, just like her artist father did before her, or she’s seeing ghosts. Either way, Isobel’s fast on her way to being the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons. -Goodreads-
A couple weeks ago I had the honor to go to NCTE in Chicago. I was so happy that I was able to attend the conference. Some great authors were speaking there, and they were also having signings at the publisher booths. While I was there I was able to meet some great people and they will always have a special place in my heart. During this time I remember going and meeting some people at the Simon and Schuster booth. While I was in their booth, I saw this book and I picked it up and read the back and I was instantly sold. I wanted to read this book so bad. I wasn't able to get a copy there, so when I received this book from the publisher to review for the blog I was jumping for joy....literally.
You meet a girl named Isobel. And I first want to tell you how much I love this name and how they spell it. I love names that are different. :) Well Isobel's life just got turned upside down. See her mom just recently remarried to this really creepy guy. And this makes her very unhappy. But that is not the only reason she is unhappy. See her mom not only remarried to this guy, but now she has to move away from everything that she has called home in her life. She has to make new friends and start all over. And to make matters worse, her stepbrother is extremely good looking and she can't stop thinking about him.
When she moves she moves into this estate....yes an estate not a house. While she is there she starts to see things that normally people wouldn't see. She starts to get messages from the sister of her stepbrother that died a few months back. She really doesn't know why she is trying to contact her but she is. She decides that she is going to stop being scared of it and embrace it to try to help.
I will be the first to tell you how much I loved this book. I am a sucker for the paranormal books and this was defiantly a book I enjoy. It was amazing. If you are looking for kissing, a good swoon, and a awesome ghost all tied into one, this is defiantly the book for you!
I am giving this book 4 out 5 stars. This is an awesome why to start off 2012. I hope the rest of the 2012 reads are like this one.