Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.My Review: Paranormal, mystery, a town called Sorry-in-the-Vale with secrets, best-friend-inside-my-head... OMIGOSH! This book was pretty much perfect! AND it has a gorgeous cover! I could NOT put this one down, and I soooo didn't want to take it back to the library. Haha :)
But all that changes when the Lynburns return.
The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?
This is the first book I've read from Sarah Rees Brennan, and it was amazing. The characters were vivid and funny and full of personality. I loved how different each character was, and how strongly each personality came through. I loved the gothic feel of the book, and the mystery, and the setting!
And the ending... OH. It's still killing me, and I finished it a few weeks ago! I can't wait for book two!!!
I highly recomend this book, especially to fans of Beautiful Creatures.
Thanks for reading!