on August 2nd 2016
Genres: YA, Paranormal
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
Forget the ghosts, Mica. It’s real, live people you should fear.
Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It’s been six years since she chose to live with her father in Miami instead of her eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead.
This town will suck you in and not let go.
Sleepy Hollow may be famous for its fabled headless horseman, but the town is real. So are its prejudices and hatred, targeting Mica’s family as outsiders. But ghostly voices carry on the wind, whispering that her mother’s death was based on hate…not an accident at all. With the help of two very different guys—who pull at her heart in very different ways—Micaela must awaken the hidden secret of Sleepy Hollow…before she meets her mother’s fate.
Find the answers.
Unless, of course, the answers find you first.
Mica has to go back to the town of Sleepy Hollow a place that she would rather forget. The unavoidable circumstance of her mother’s death brings her back. The whole town thought her mother was crazy as she claimed to be a descendant of Washington Irving. As Mica looks into the suspicious facts of her mother’s death she starts to piece together the clues that her mother left her after all. Maybe she wasn’t crazy. Mica has to find answers before the answers find her first and she ends up like her mother.
In an Oyster Shell – This was a well-written book. It had a great intricately developed plot.
The Pearls – The plot was nice and developed. As I said before it was very intricate. There were so many mysteries to be solved. In the end, they were but it was very unexpected. It was a complicated plot but easy to read making this book engrossing.
The setting was intriguing. It was a small town. So you got a feel for it with all the local venues the MC would visit. The small town feel added to the conflict of this story. Everyone knew everyone which made the plot all that more interesting.
The characters were well developed. I especially liked how the author developed the characters of the ones you didn’t see like Mica’s deceased mother. I think it takes great talent to develop the characters of ghosts. Figuratively and literally.
The romance was good and had an unexpected conclusion.
The Sand – The pacing of this book was really slow in the beginning. Some aspects of the book were darker than I like. This is just a personal preference. The book was indeed well-written.