by Paula Morris
Publication Date: August 1st, 2011
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Welcome to York, England.
Mist lingers in the streets.
Narrow buildings cast long shadows.
This is the most haunted city in the world. . . .
Miranda Tennant arrives in York with a terrible, tragic secret. She is eager to lose herself amid the quaint cobblestones, hoping she won’t run into the countless ghosts who supposedly roam the city. . . .
Then she meets Nick, an intense, dark-eyed boy who knows all of York’s hidden places and histories. Miranda wonders if Nick is falling for her, but she is distracted by another boy — one even more handsome and mysterious than Nick. He lives in the house across from Miranda and seems desperate to send her some sort of message. Could this boy be one of York’s haunted souls?
Soon, Miranda realizes that something dangerous — and deadly — is being planned. And she may have to face the darkest part of herself in order to unravel the mystery — and find redemption. -Goodreads
The main character in the story is Miranda. I found her to be a very likeable character. She was far from perfect; she has issues and is a bit of an introvert. I was able to connect with her character, because I am the same way. Her and her brother, Rob, who also had issues, go through a very traumatic event early in the book. This event deeply affects each of them, but each in a different way. While in York, Miranda meets Nick. I’m still on the fence about Nick. He was a very troubled soul. I didn’t really connect with him, but I think it was because we really didn’t see him enough in the book. I did find myself feeling a bit bad for him towards the end of the book.
I enjoyed the setting in the book very much. I thought the author did a good job in describing York and the places in it. All of the background information about the town was very interesting as well, and I was very glad the author included it in the book. It made the setting feel more real to me. The plot was very intriguing, and the writing was easy to follow. The book had me guessing in quite a few areas.
Overall, this was a really interesting, quick read that I really enjoyed! I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by Ms. Morris, she’s a great storyteller.
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