I think I might have waited too long to write this review. I liked the character dynamics in this book. Emerson was sassy, but with a certain amount oI think I might have waited too long to write this review. I liked the character dynamics in this book. Emerson was sassy, but with a certain amount of vulnerability. She was very likable, so was Michael and Kaleb.
***Some Spoilers: be warned***
What started out as a ghost story, turned out to be Emerson's ability to travel to the past. I liked the idea of time travel versus seeing ghost. I also loved what seemed to be an element of the X-Men type resemblance going on with this book. I look forward to maybe other new characters popping up or some of the secondary characters from this book becoming more of a factor. Hopefully, Myra McEntire wont just focus on a love-triangle. Please don't...
I really liked Kaleb of course. You'll see why. He'll be the brooding trying to be the bad boy, but not quite making the cut yet.
The question that keeps floating around in my head is whether Emerson will end up with Kaleb or Michael. The reason I'm stumped is because of her traveling from the future, the future in which she was happy with Kaleb, and the same one supposedly Michael had died in. Or, we were lead to believe that. It's just that one insinuation that keeps me wondering. Of course, all love triangles are about figuring out who will end up with who, right? There's usually a front runner.
Awesome!... I loved everything about this book. It was creepy and dark. A great combination. I was kind of surprised, when I found myself not sleepingAwesome!... I loved everything about this book. It was creepy and dark. A great combination. I was kind of surprised, when I found myself not sleeping well Saturday night after reading a few chapters. I didn't think a YA book would spook me so much. It could be that I don't read many horror type books.
Anyway, this book reminded me a lot of the CW t.v. show "Supernatural." Cas' character was a mixture of Sam and Dean. He had Dean's hard edge and Sam's vulnerability (especially when it came to Anna, you'll see what I mean). I liked getting into his head. He had a great narrator's voice.
The way this book ended, well, it has to be a series. One that I can get excited about and look forward to the next. I just hope that Kendare Blake makes the next book even more creepy. I would love to have my pants scared off...
******Caution: below this line there will be spoilers*****
Okay, I have to get something off my chest so to speak. I couldn't help feeling a little disturbed that Cas fell in love with Anna and they kissed. A few times. I mean, she's a powerful-murdering-ghost. Is it me or isn't that just weird? Plus, isn't it even more perplexing that I ended up being a little happy about it? What does that say about me? I must be creepy too...
I hope Anna didn't really perish into the pit at her house. I'm thinking that wasn't the end for her. I hope not at least. Maybe she'll turn into a real girl again. HA!
I can't help but smile that the bullies in this book got ripped to shreds. Literally. Talk about bad karma. It doesn't pay to be a jerk in Blake's world. I think that all kids or adults that get bullied should turn to writing. That way, they can disembowel all those people who taunted them in school or where ever.