Synopsis: 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.
It was quite a pretty cute story but it’s true that I asked myself throughout the novel where the authors wanted to lead us … Of course the answers are given in due time, but some parts are a little too long. I did not expect, however, to have several revelations, including at the end of the novel. Lena and Ethan are really cute together and we witness their adventures with pleasure. I was curious to understand their dreams and visions, because the past seemed to keep multiple secrets. We also discover many other characters just as interesting, especially Amma and Macon. I was intrigued by them from the beginning, they both hide many things and we look forward to see what it really is. We learn so many things at the end of the book, but there are still many shadows.
We can read the story fast enough, as we remain curious about the next events, but it’s true that I wasn’t thrilled as much as I would have originally thought. I was quite surprised by the end of the story, I was expecting a real conclusion, but it has not really been the case and I confess that I am a little afraid that the other novels follow the same way. But I think I’ll have to try the following to get an answer to this. It is however a pretty cute story and I’m glad to have discovered this book.
..eh, I can wait for the movie 😉
I’m curious to see how the movie is with a book like that.
I had a mixed reaction to the book, too. I was kind of underwhelmed for a while by it. I thought it was good but not great and then the last 100 pages just grabbed hold of me. It’s one of those weird books where I completely understand people who didn’t like it but also completely understand people who loved it. 🙂 And the movie was VERY different. They changed a lot things from the book!
Is it good? I was wondering…
Oh I’d be curious for you to do the movie review in comparison. I admit, I wasn’t as interested in these books until the movie came out, but I do think I’ll library book them instead of buying. Especially with the ending like that! 🙂
I’m curious to see how it is too. I think it’s a better idea, no need to buy them.
I agree they are cute together, but also that some parts seem drawn out!
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Well….it is the first book. Maybe the next gets a little better. I will say I didn’t have a desire to read these until I saw the magic in the commercial for the movie. Sounds strange. Thanks for the thoughts on it. 🙂
I’ll stop there but I hope you’ll try it and enjoy it.
Lol I have never even seen this book in reviews. I don’t really want to read it, or see the movie. I did win a totebag though, and am going to make my stepdaughter happy with it 🙂
I think I’ll stay like that too… it’s enough for me.