Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 302 KB Publisher: Kira Saito (October 28, 2011) Language: English ASIN: B0060EHJX6
Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college. When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.
However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kira is a magic junkie and loves writing YA paranormal romances. Some of her heroes include: Jack the Pumpkin King, Willy Wonka, Larry David, Princess Tiana, the vampire Lestat, Andy and her Maltese Costanza.
This was a very intriguing read. Kira does a great job of thrusting you deep into the story and keeping you hanging on till the very end! I enjoyed the Voodoo and Hoodoo references and the magic that surrounds this book. I thought the Voodoo references was a refreshing take on the paranormal that is very common right now. It was a pretty fast read for and I was sad when it ended… it leaves you with a cliffhanger and wanting MORE!! I have lots of questions and theories about the next book in the series. So I look forward to reading book #2 in the Arelia LaRue Series to see if I am right (possibly out in Feb.)! I definitely recommend this book to others who enjoy the Paranormal YA.
♥♥♥♥4/5 Hearts: Really Great Read
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Melissa Rheinlander is a Momma to a beautiful, spunky, fun loving little girl. Lover of family, friends, books, Mexican Martinis, sometimes Bloody Marys or Margaritas, & Wine. Melissa has worked in publishing for years, helping International Best-selling authors. She is the owner of MSRheinlander Consulting as well as Biblio Babes.