by Jeannine Garsee
Published July 17th 2012
ARC from Netgalley
The book started so slowly as the writer tentatively introduce us to the characters and there's constantly flashback scenes to show how mentally unstable Rinn is. I have never read about a character suffering from bipolar before so it is indeed an interesting revelation to me. Since I'm not an expert on psychology, I'm really not sure whether the depiction of a bipolar person is correct in this one.
I feel sorry and annoyed because Rinn is always hurting the people around her but she's actually powerless due to her condition. The story actually feels more like a YA contemporary than a ghost story and I think the supposedly mysterious spirit indeed took her own sweet time to appear.
The story gets more exciting when Annaliese- the ghost finally made an appearance. Rinn's new buddies ended up getting hurt and some of them mysteriously died. So Rinn can't help but questioned her own sanity when things started getting more bizarre. Is she to blame or is there a creepy ghost that's actually haunting her? It feels so creepy and disturbing at the same time. Because if there is no ghost then she is to blame for all the deaths.
Ultimately, I have mixed feelings regarding the book. I love a good horror story but the characters just seemed to annoy me most of the time and the ending just left me confused.
Recommended for: fans of The Weeping by O' Dell
Verdict: 2 stars.
Available on: Amazon