Friday, May 6, 2011
by Sophie Littlefield
I'd done the thing that must never be done, the thing Prairie and my mother had been warned about since childhood. I'd done the unforgivable. And I couldn't help wondering how many ways I would suffer for it.
This book was not at all what I'd expected. It tells the story of Hailey, a young girl growing up in Trashtown with her abusive, drug-dealing grandmother and foster brother Chub. Growing up an outcast, Hailey assumes it's her cheap haircut and used clothing that have labeled her a misfit. What she doesn't know, however, is that she is the last in her family's line of healers and necromancers and some people in town will stop at nothing to make sure she stays in their hands. Reading like a high speed action film, this book is an incredible addition to paranormal young adult literature.