Quiet seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Parker is looking forward to another mellow summer with her goofy relatives: sun tanning at the beach and staying out of trouble. Which is why the thought of her younger cousin participating in what is, clearly, a setup disguised as an initiation, worries her to the point of intervention.
One that backfires … big time …
Mistaken for her cousin, Elizabeth finds herself transported to an abandoned plantation, a place deeply haunted with unresolved mystery and where horror reigns every summer between July 20 and August 13.
It is there, locked in the pitch dark, where she finds herself paired with the strange and mysterious Adam Hunt—an unexpected trespasser with his own agenda. Together, they find a list of instructions—follow the clues to various possessions in the house, store them in the backpack provided, and find the key that will grant escape.
Having snuck in to document the haunting, Adam offers to help her find the key so long as she helps him record paranormal activity along the way. But as they make their way through the house, they soon discover unexplained anomalies…
For the first time in the plantation's recorded history, the haunting deviates from its known cycle of events, thrusting Elizabeth and Adam in a series of perilous circumstances that ensue long after the night is over.
As the last day of the haunting draws nearer, and as forces beyond their control ignite their growing attraction, Elizabeth and Adam must work together to uncover the plantations mysterious past before its too late.
Or die trying.
This book was pretty awesome! It was creepy, and I loved the mystery and the curse and working things out! And that ending! Plus these characters were pretty great, like Elizabeth who was a worrywart with anxiety-but in this situation, when she should've been totally out of it, she was functioning fairly well!
I loved how things went from paranormal lite of ghosts, and the mystery of finding the flags, clues, and objects, to the curse, and trying to free themselves from it, and the horror there! Just made for a really awesome read!
One thing that made this book especially creepy for me, were the snakes. *Shudders*. They were creepy and horrible and a part of all the bad things that happened! Just, urgh! I had to read those parts cuddled with my doggies to protect me!
Loved that ending! There was that moment when things hit pause, and then it started back up again! Because yeah, this is a series, and things aren't over. This ending was evil, and I can't wait for Tethered to come out next year!
Really enjoyed this book, it was awesome, and I can't wait to read more!
Author: Jenn Marie
Series: Intertwined #1
Read: August 23rd, 2016
Source: YA Bound Tour Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a DAC Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book!
Publisher: Jenn Marie
Published: July 3rd 2016
Jenn Marie currently lives in sunny California with her wonderful husband and their runt kitty, Chloe. When she's not writing Young Adult Fiction, she can be found reading, plotting or spending time with her crazy, lovable family. Current obsessions include the movie, Frozen, the New Girl series, Arcade Fire's latest album, and avocados. Seriously, she can't get enough of it! Writing, for her, is a passion that refuses to be under prioritized. No matter what's going on in her life, whether good or bad, writing is always there to lift her spirits.
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