Thursday, May 17, 2012
Pretty in Black by Rae Hachton REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
(The author states on Goodreads that this book was partly influenced by "My Time's Up by the Raveonettes)
Pretty In Black by Rae Hachton
Pretty in Black, Vol. 1">Pretty in Black by Rae Hachton is a paranormal love story about the relationship between Ellie Piper and Marcus Marble. The first section of the story is told from Ellie’s point of view. Ellie has recently lost her sister. She was murdered and it remains unsolved. Her sister’s death has seriously affected the previously perky, straight-A cheerleader, causing her to distance herself from her best friend, her boyfriend, and everyone else at school. She’s dressing in black and hanging out in cemeteries, wishing to die. The Ellie meets Marcus Marble in the cemetery. Marcus is cool, dark, brooding, musically talented and determined to snap Ellie out of her suicidal thoughts.
Ellie isn’t a normal girl. She is told by a mysterious man that she is the chosen one. We don’t find out in book one exactly what she is chosen for, that part of the story takes second place to the other issues in Ellie’s life – her mother’s lack of concern, her abusive stepdad, her cheating ex, her best friend that wasn’t there for her when she needed her most, and the mysteriousness that is Marcus. I did read the synopsis for the next book, and it seems we get a more details on what Ellie is chosen for.
Marcus is the paranormal aspect to the book. He is an evermore – a paranormal creature that I haven’t ever read about in other stories – so unique and new. Refreshing. I really enjoyed the descriptions in the book about the graveyards Ellie hangs out in as well as Marcus’s castle in the sky. I don’t want to tell you too much as anymore, and I’d be giving too much away. Pretty in Black is fast paced and enjoyable though there are a few parts that are confusing (hoping they are cleared up in the second book). The picture that Ms. Hachton paints with her words is very vivid and detailed, dark and gothic. Readers of paranormal young adult looking for a fresh and new story, without the requisite love triangle will enjoy this book.
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