|Chloe Sauders at a pivotal moment in a girl's life suddenly
begins to see ghosts at high school causing a rather major, and most teenagers would
consider an embarrassing, scene. Consequently she is sent to a group home for disturbed
kids, and everything about the home is not as it seems.
I've read half a dozen of Kelly
Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series and have found her books hit and miss for me.
Unfortunately this book didn't make the grade for me as an adult reader, though I think I
would have thoroughly enjoyed it when I was in high school.
About 50 pages into the book, out of the blue, Chloe has a stutter. There wasn't any
evidence prior and I am not sure how it added to the story except it was an excellent lie
detector for people talking to her. Any book that gets me to stop reading the story and go
searching to see if I missed something is not a good sign, because I read for character
and consequently will forgive many gaping plot holes.
The ending of the book left me feeling as if there was a missing chapter because it
didn't end with any feeling of resolution, or major cliffhanger. I get the feeling that
this trilogy may have been written as a single book and was broken down into three novels.
I would recommend this novel only for young adults who were sure they had access to all
three books in the trilogy.