Release Date: Oct 27, 2015
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
Length: 292 pages
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Age Group: Adult-ish?
Fifteen years ago, I ran away from Whisper Hollow, Washington, a small town on Crescent Lake in the Olympic Peninsula. But truth is, if you were born here, you can never really leave. I’m Kerris Fellwater, and when I returned, I inherited my grandmother’s house—and her gift. As a spirit shaman, it’s my responsibility to drive the dead back to their graves, because around Whisper Hollow, people—and secrets—don’t always stay buried.
When I was little, I was told my mother ran off. But now it looks like she was murdered. With the help of my mysterious neighbor Bryan, we begin to unravel the mystery of her disappearance, and in doing so, unearth a dark force seeking to bury Whisper Hollow. Now I must work with the dead, rather than against them, because our enemy will do whatever she can to destroy the town, and she means to start with me.
I was very excited about this book, despite the fact that this book is not a very popular one compare to other books I’ve read. Autumn Thorns didn’t let me down.
I really like Kerris. Her mind is definitely an intrigued place to be in. And the fact that she is a spirit shaman who has a responsibility to take care of the death? Ooh! Totally make it to my “Awesome Heroines” list. And one small note on my bookworm side that loves Kerris, this girl can speed read!
I love the world building of this story, with a hint of magic and awesome spoon-full of urban fantasy (which is the genre that I’m craving right now). Whisper Hollow is a dark, mystical place that makes everything seems odd in the most fantastic way, a place with secrets that are too dangerous to uncover, a place where you should trust no one. The book is full of mind-raging mysteries that keep me on my feet, and I love the feeling of waiting for the very twists that come unexpectedly.
I really, really like this book. It has all the elements needed to get me right on the hook. The 2nd book is expected to be published in October 2016, and I’ve already run out of patient (not that I can do anything about it). This book is a crazy page-turner, and I highly recommend it!
Rating: Awesome 5 stars!