By: Kami Garci & Margaret Stohl
Series: Caster Chronicles
Publishing info: December 1st 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: Overdrive Audiobooks
Sypnosis (via Goodreads):
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.
AMAZING. That's all I need to say. It was awesome. The twists were "Whoah" and the characters were funny and realistic.
The plot was awesome. I loved the concept. It was funny and entertaining. When I had to wait for dad to give me the headphones, it just killed me. (not really, but close) I just had to know what happened. And it's now killing me not knowing what's going to happen in the second book.
Ethan was really funny. At times I was like "Really?! Do something!", but at others, I was like "I would never have thought of that". But he was still realistic. It amazed me how that was pulled off.
Lena was awesome. Nothing more needed.
The adults were... interesting. In most young adult books, the adults are 1. Not in the book, or barely in it, 2. Not realistic, or 3. All the same. That's what set them apart from so many other books. They all had their own little personalities. But they weren't overkill. They didn't overpower the story.
In all, I have to say it's in my top ten, maybe even top 5 favorite books!
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