Published : November 2014
A Copy was provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.
This is all I can think of at the min:
"Or what? You'll release the dogs, or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark, they shoot bees at you? Well, go ahead! Do your worst!"
I almost stopped reading this. It had everything I hate about YA:
1) A whiny teen
2) A whiny teen moving house
3)A whiny teen moving house who hates her mother
and her name is IsaBELLA!
Not a good start!
I'm sort of glad I stuck with it...sort of. I really wasn't interested the drama between Isabella and her mother. Or her pining over her goth ex boyfriend Cosmo ...*shudder* He was in a band! Isn't that so kewl!
I did love then superstition in book. Pateman did a great job of translating the old world fear that comes with sometimes comes with small towns full of older people.
The big downfall in this book is it's lack of suspense. In a book like this you need to keep the reader on the edge of their seats. You need to constantly keep them guessing. The characters just weren't interesting enough for me so ultimately I didn't really care what happened to any of them.
However...the ending..now that took guts. Not many authors would have the balls to do that so that earned this book an extra star.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆