Just days after her mother’s sudden death in a freak accident, Calla is sent to spend the rest of the summer with her grandmother in Lily Dale, a mysterious town of psychics where nothing is really as it seems. But to unlock the secrets behind her mother’s death, Calla must first accept her newfound gift.
The longer Calla stays, the stranger things become an
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Staub definitely captures Lily Dale as I know and love it. It's such a quaint town as if you literally stepped back into the 1800's. Its not spooky or eerie there, but you can feel the energy of spirits.
This story is wonderful. At first I was a little put off by the narrative, I found the 3rd person narrative she uses to be a bit odd...but that's nothing that would detract from the story at all.
Only mouths before her mother’s death, Kevin, Calla’s boyfriend, sent her a text message ending their relationship.
After being dumped by he ...more
Lily Dale Awkwakening is written by New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub. She is an award-winning author who has over seventy published novels and who has sold more than three ...more
When Calla's Mother passes away, she starts seeing unusual things. Ghost are appearing to her, but she refuses to believe in them. After her Father moves to California for a job offe ...more
From dust jacket:
"Can Calla's newfound gift unlock her mother's hidden past in Lily Dale?
Calla thought that her boyfriend breaking up with her in a text message was the worst thing that could ever happen to her. But just two weeks later, her mother died in a freak accident, and life as she knew it was completely over. Suddenly, Calla is spending the end of the summer with the grandmother she barely knows in her mother's hometown of Lily Dale.
To her shock, the town is full of p ...more
it was as if the main character was downright stupid. it took her forever to figure things out, to the point that i wanted to scream at her, "your grandmother is psychic, you dope!"
The book didn't feel like a cliffhanger, it just felt unfinished. I have to remind myself I'm on a different book now, that this one ac ...more
To her shock, the town is full of psychics, including her grandmother.
Read p. 6: "Do you think it will snow while I am here…"
Just is shocking is the f ...more
Calla's emotional ups and downs are realistic for a young woman who has recently lost her mother, is separated from her dad, and confronting an ability that would throw anyone's life for a loop. The author's polish as a writer is obvious from the fl ...more
I found myself immersed in the story and the people. Nothing in the writing-style irritated me and jarred me out of the moment. I need to find the rest of the books in the series. This one was a chance find in a second-hand bookstore, but is anything really by chance?
So interesting to see how this sixth sense of spirituality develops - and Calla’s reaction to it! I have long been interested in mediums, starting with John Edward and now Theresa Caputo, so this book piqued my interest. I have experienced some phenomena - knowing things before they happen, etc., and have been told that I’m very intuitive. Lily Dale is a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time - maybe this series will be the push to do just that!
I’m generally no fan of paranormal stories. But this tale of a teen discovering the fascinating real-world Spiritualist community of Lily Dale, in western NY, and her own powers is very satisfying. I read it in one day. Calla, the young hero, and her supporting cast are well-drawn. The writing is smooth. The pacing outstanding.
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