By: Suzanne Weyn, 2009
Pages: 336 (Paperback)
Jane begins her tale with her childhood, as her recently widowed mother struggles to care for her family. While in New York City, they are assisted during an earthquake by the scientist Nikola Tesla, who explains that he caused the event with his latest invention, a device based on the concept that "everything vibrates." Inspired by this idea, and the possibility that it applies to the spirit world, Jane's mother decides to move her daughters to a community of mediums in upstate New York and support them by pursuing her "gift." When Jane is 16, she travels to New York City with her older sister to interview Tesla for a journalism contest and meets his assistant Thad, adding a romantic interest. Several months later, Jane's family travels to England for an international convention of spiritualists. Afterward, two of her sisters board the Titanic, and when their mother hears a prediction that the ship will sink, Jane tries to retrieve them, but is stuck onboard. She makes the ill-fated journey along with Thad and Tesla (who has brought several inventions that could either save the ship or destroy it)
This was a great book. It was spooky, with all the "Letting ghosts use your body" stuff, but it was good. Jane was a good character. And so was Tesla, but the one who really stood out to me was Thad. Thad was a great character. I loved how he was caring, but afraid. In all, it was a good read, but easily forgotten.
Fear Factor: Lots. Mostly ghosts etc, but the Titanic was intense.
Gore: Well, it's about the Titanic...
Hookability: About halfway through the prologue...