Thursday, December 6, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Reckoning by Molly M. Hall

Title: Reckoning
Author: Molly M. Hall
Publisher: CreateSpace
Age Group: Young Adult
Category: Paranormal
Release date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 276 (ebook)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Source: Blog Tour
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Seventeen-year-old Kat Matheson has never revealed the dark secret that sets her apart from everyone else: She can see and hear the dead. Until now, she has been able to ignore the strange apparitions and whispering voices. But it may not be that simple anymore. Haunted by eerie visions and increasingly frightening nightmares, Kat begins to fear she may be the target of a dark and ominous force from beyond the grave. Complicating matters is the arrival of her new neighbor, a young man she instinctively distrusts but is inexplicably drawn to. Gorgeous and mysterious, he seems to hold a disturbing knowledge of her long-held secrets. 

As she desperately tries to maintain control, events take an unexpected and violent turn. Discovering that nothing is what it seems and that her psychic abilities may involve far more than just communing with the dead, Kat may be forced to confront her worst fears and the powerful curse that controls her destiny.

Kat has a secret--she sees dead people.  It's nothing new to her, but lately, even a glimpse of a spirit sends chills up her spine.  She's beginning to feel unsafe, but with the help of a mysterious new friend, she finds out the truth about her abilities.  As it turns out, this type of thing seems to run in the family.

Our protagonist is just a typical teenager.  The only difference between her and most others is that she's more sensitive to emotions, which is one of the reasons she can see  and hear the dead.  There's no one that she can turn to, so she just tries to live her life as normal as she possibly can.  When the hottie she's been ogling all year long shows an interest in her, things begin to look up.  Unfortunately, whatever force is behind the sudden nightmares and shocking visions won't stop until it has what it wants.

The first half of the story was a little slow for me, but it was still enjoyable getting to know Kat, her best friend Rachel and even her cute new neighbor, Lovell.  Though the plot was what caught my interest, I noticed that a majority of the story was devoted to the relationship being built between Kat and Rick.  The author knows how to make you suspicious of her characters throughout the story, but I felt as though there could have been more twists thrown in to make it a little more interesting.

The book wasn't completely what I was expecting, but it was good, nonetheless.  Reckoning was a fairly quick read, as I got it done in just a few hours, and the characters were mostly enjoyable.  My only real disappointment with this book is that there wasn't much ghost interaction involved, which is what I was looking forward to the most.

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1 comment:

  1. Just stopping by to thank you for signing up for the 2013 Standalone Reading Challenge! Best of luck :)