Welcome back to another week here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers!
You've chosen a fun day to visit as we kick off a three day post fest in celebration of author Nancy Holder's recently released book, Possessions 2: The Evil Within. We'll have a review of both the first and second book in this series, an author interview, and then finally a contest to give you a chance to win a set of these novels all your own! Sound good? I knew you'd like it...
First off, congratulations Ms. Holder on another great addition to your already extensive published list! May the joy and excitement of seeing your work in the hands of readers never get old. (Although, I'm fairly certain it doesn't....) Secondly, the post for today. We shall start at the beginning as I am told that is a fairly good place to start, hence I believe a review is in order. Today's book of choice is....
Behold the hallowed halls of learning. Marlwood Academy welcomes the wayward souls (*cough* for real *cough*) of young women of privilege seeking to better their futures and receive the finest education money can buy. From the latest designer clothes to the finest in book bag couture, the world's finest gather here in both person and product. So what on earth is Lindsay doing here?
So, what did I think of it....overall, it was fun! There are times when the characters are possessed that the story gets a bit muddled, but then again, that's just what the character is feeling so the reader feeling that way as well just goes to show how much you get drawn into the book. It's a great story about what happens when spirits are not truly laid to rest but rather unrest. You have the classic elements of spook with an old all girls boarding school mysteriously reopened after years of abandonment (why does no one ever question these situations..), an all boys school conveniently located across the lake (filled with plenty of specimens for study...ahem), and enough odd happenings to make one wonder...did I really see that? Seriously!
Recommended reading for young adult and paranormal fans. There's mystery, romance, and the finest merchandise this side of the....wait a minute, that's Aladdin...ahem, back on track. Seriously, there is the mystery of the school, the haunting rumored and experienced, and some truly heinous clique-type girls that you just want to....ignore. (^_^) Special thanks to author Nancy Holder for the SIGNED copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this author and her many works just waiting for you to discover, visit her website or follow along on Twitter! (Yep, another follow worthy tweeter to check out...)
So...possessions. The word itself can have two meanings, both of which are explored in this book.
Meaning 1: To own or to have.
Meaning 2: To be possessed as in someone else using you as a live action puppet.