Boring and hot. That's Ondine, Louisiana in the summer time. Fourteen-year-old Iris and her friend Collette try to find some magic in an otherwise boring summer. But something does happen. A ghost appears. Seems something did happen in Ordine long ago. A teenager Elijah disappeared. Now Iris swears he's haunting her.
What do the others in her town know? Iris tries to find out the truth. But an even bigger question is why has Elijah decided to haunt her?
Review: Shadowed Summer was an awesome read. I was in the mood for a good mystery, and I'm glad I picked this one up, because I thought it was just a ghost story. It's interesting to have the book set in the rural south, and the author does an amazing job with the characters (dialogue, superstitions, etc). I live in the south so I can say that as a fact. =)
The book took a few interesting turns, and left me completely satisfied.
Recommended if you like ghost stories, mysteries, Ruined, Beautiful Creatures
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Posted by Travis at 4:08 PM