I received a couple review copies [also called ARC – advanced review copy]. My first Razorbill review. Fun! :) I LOVE doing this!!
By: Nancy Holder
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Razorbill
- Release Date: September 3, 2009
- Language: English
Do not judge this book by it’s cover. The cover isn’t that great, but the book was so very good! I will never base one of my reviews on the cover. While I do love a good attractive cover, to me, the content of the book is most important. Hope you agree. ;)
Here is my summary and take on Possessions…
Lindsay has been through a lot. Her biggest hardship has been her mother’s death. Lindsey and her mom were very close, her death has taken a big toll on Lindsey. Lindsey ends up going through a huge breakdown. After dealing with this breakdown, she is required to go to an all girl’s boarding school. In going to Marlwood Academy, Lindsey hopes to get away from her broken past and start anew.
Despite some initial creepy feelings she gets when she first arrives Marlwood, Lindsey quickly makes friends with her roommate, Julie.
Julie shows Lindsey around making her feel more comfortable with her new surroundings.
Julie begins telling Lindsey about Mandy and her “people”. Most everyone at Marlwood comes from a lot of money, and Mandy is one of those girls. Julie dreams of becoming part of her group.
During a class, Lindsey is partnered with Kiyoko, one of Mandy’s friends. They are to work on a school project together. Lindsey goes to meet Kiyoko for the project research, but is told they are doing something else instead. This is the start of the weird things that begin taking place at Marlwood. But Lindsey is the only one who seems to notice the black eyes, the ghost with holes for eyes and open mouth, the never ending fog, Mandy talking to herself in weird voices, etc.
Then there is Troy. He and Lindsay have an instant intense connection. Lindsay begins trusting Troy as time goes on. During a day together, Troy admits to Lindsay that something is wrong with Mandy, but he doesn’t know what. This starts Lindsay being even more suspicious, and leads Lindsay on to a chain of events that make her feel like she is going insane. She doesn’t know who she can trust, because as time goes on, she can’t figure out who will believe what she is seeing or not. She can hardly believe it herself.
I really enjoyed this book! Nancy Holder also wrote the Wicked Series, which I enjoyed.
This is the first book in a series. The 2nd book comes out next Summer.
This book had exactly what I love… it hooked me immediately, and kept me interested all the way through to the end. It has a slight bit of creepiness to it as well, which I actually liked. It was one factor that kept me interested. Nice thing too? It’s already out in the bookstore!!
I give Possessions a 4 out of 5 stars!! Go get it! :)
As always, thank you for taking the time to read my review! Hope you enjoyed it!! :D