Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything....
©2009 Kami Garcia; (P)2009 Hachette
I liked this book. The story was very interesting. I liked this book better than a lot of other ones I have bought, and could probably listen too it again.
These reviews want too much, that's why I rarely leave one.
I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Totally corny; characters not well-developed; story line ridiculous. .
All of it.
I rarely don't finish a book, but I simply couldn't endure this anymore, so I dropped about halfway through. Wasn't even interested enough to care about what would happen. Don't recommend this book to anyone really -- maybe pre-teens -- no, why would I wish this on them! Not good reading.
No I probably will not read again, but I look forward to the movie.
I like the Southern setting, the witches powers, and the mystery behind Lena's 16th birthday.
I liked the performance, southern accents and all.
Some parts made me laugh, some parts I could not stop reading.
I did not like the ending.
The sound effects mixed with the suspense o the story was great
I liked the ever evolving story plot. It kept me intrigued
His inflection in his voice, in conjunction with the different accents was great. He brought the characters to like.
A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.
I grew up in a small town in the South and really can identify with the High School drama, hometown scandal and family conflicts. Adding superb mystery, humor, and teenage romance into the mix makes it a very compelling story you can't wait to hear more of.
The performance was excellent; the accents and manners of small-town SC are great.
Thanks Audible for introducing me to another great series.
dark, light, creative
I enjoyed Kevin T. Collins' performance a lot.
I loved the detail in the story that made you feel like you were right there in the action.
I am excited to listen to the whole series !
EOD wife and loving mother!!!
I was a little disappointed. It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't great either. There were quite a few dull moments and a few areas that don't make a lot of sénse. It has some potentiomal to be a decent series, but I will only listen to the next book, if I can get it from the library or free. I think if you're in your younger teens, you will probably enjoy the book more then I did.
This is a teen age love story. While I am decades beyond my teens, I often enjoy adolescent literature. This was not the greatest experience. I thought about quitting the book a few times in the beginning. There are sound effects, and I found them kind of annoying - except I liked the rain. It took me a while to get used to the main narration voice, it was kind of dull, but he did a decent job with the different character voices. His voice is probably just right for a teen age boy. I could easily imagine him saying "Nuthin" when asked what he learned at school. But I stuck it out and found it to be a mostly enjoyable experience. There are interesting characters and plot details. My measure of a book is how badly I miss having the characters in my life when the book has ended. I missed these characters a little bit for a couple of days. My 17 yr old son is listening now and he's mostly enjoying it. He, too, thinks some of the sound effects are weird, but he likes the music (which I never did). I think it's a good "read" for teen boys. I probably enjoyed the interview with the authors at the end of the recording the most, and gained a greater appreciation for the story from the interview. In the end, I'm glad I listened, and I might listen to the next book.
the story was different from other stories and it followed it own pats
the Pitticus Lore series
he does a good job of making each character unique
when we found out macon was a Incubus
loved the book I am half way threw the next one already get started on the first it only gets better
Probably, I would listen to a bit or check in to the premise first.
I bought some books off the 4.95 sale.
Macon, Macon, Macon
I could see either, with a movie it would be good if they made the beginning and end stronger. The middle was very interesting. For a series it would be good to get some more writers and characters. The best character was Macon and he was killed off. Any of the pop stars out now would do. Macon and Marion's characters should be strong actors.
There were some very good elements, the locket, the library, telepathy, Bo Radlly and supporting characters. The grandma's character was not consistant at all.
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