Friday, April 13, 2012
Book Review - Ghost Crown
After their harrowing adventures, Middleburg's teens are hoping life will return to normal. Despite a tentative alliance between the goth Flatliners and the rich, preppie Toppers, any hope of peace is dashed when Topper girl Aimee arrives at the homecoming dance with Raphael, a Flatliner. A fight erupts between the two gangs and, in the midst of the rumble, a bizarre catastrophe occurs when Middleburg High's homecoming queen discovers she has supernatural powers. Meanwhile, a handsome, charismatic half-angel, half-human comes to Middleburg with plans to steal Aimee from Raphael.
To make matters worse, Middleburg real-estate moguls are buying up most of the Flats and evicting the tenants. They are searching for a priceless treasure prophesied in ancient Chinese writings and will stop at nothing to find it. But Raphael and his impoverished Flatliners vow to get it first and use it buy back their homes. As Raphael and his Flatliners and Zhai and his Toppers try to perfect their supernatural abilities and find the treasure, Aimee begins kung fu training, intent on becoming strong enough to locate and rescue her missing mother. When she discovers that the mysterious treasure may be the key, the race to find it intensifies.
My Take on the Book
This book, full of action, fantasy and intrigue will keep you on the egde of your seat from beginning to end. What I loved most was that the author did an amazing job developing her characters. You gain a better understanding about the society and world through the eyes of the characters and as they hone their powers you start to wonder how they will use them. What I also enjoyed about the book was that at introducing the reader to a new world, through great deep description. You truly feel that you are there hearing the sounds and seeing the sights that are explored. On top of this the author does a great job at putting together a complex plot that drew the reader in and definitely kept their attention (at least it kept mine). This was a great book that all will enjoy!
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