My Review: Second Verse is a paranormal young adult mystery that transcends time. The small town of Shady Springs has a torrid past. A gruesome murder took place in the past. The town holds a murder mystery festival every year called The Hunt. The students at Lange's school solve a fake mystery. This year, shortly before the festival Lange and friends hold a séance. The séance scene is super creepy and Lange and Vaughn hear a murdered girl Ginny begging for their help. She directs them to some clues and the two become obsessed with finding out what happened to Ginny. In a creepy twist, Lange and Vaughn start to receive the same threats that Ginny did before she died. Will they be able to solve the mystery before they are the next victims?
I thought the writing on this book was pretty good. There were a few spots where the dialogue between the teenage characters sounded sounded unnatural, but it got better as the book progressed. The paranormal element was pretty good and the twist at the end was very unexpected. Overall, I enjoyed this book very much.
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About the author: When Jennifer Walkup isn’t writing or reading, she’s spending time with her husband and young sons, listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers, and coming up with costume ideas for Halloween. She’s obsessed with good coffee and new recipes and likes broccoli on her pizza, flowers in her hair, flip-flops on her feet, and the number 13. A member of SCBWI, Jennifer also serves as fiction editor for The Meadowland Review and teaches creative writing at The Writers Circle. Second Verse is her first novel. Connect with Jennifer on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads.
Luminis Books was launched in January, 2010 by husband and wife team Tracy Richardson and Chris Katsaropoulos with a mission to publish thought-provoking literary fiction for children and adults. We publish what we love: Meaningful Books That Entertain. Our award-winning books engage and inform readers and explore a wide range of topics from love and relationships, teen sexual assault and homelessness to string theory, consciousness, and the Universal Energy Field. Luminis Books is a proudly independent publisher located in Carmel, IN. Learn more at www.luminisbooks.com.
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