Marimar, an attractive, strong willed yet socially awkward sixteen-year-old moves to a Victorian home in a small town. Sage is a tall handsome southern boy with a troubled family life. He can’t help but be attracted to Marimar's petite beauty and fiery disposition. Marimar discovers the house has a mysterious past which is shrouded by the superstitious townsfolk. She believes it’s all an urban legend until she starts experiencing strange phenomenon first hand. Sage is drawn both to her and to the house. They set off together to seek the truth, but no one is talking. In discovering the house’s history she uncovers a life altering family secret as well. These revelations open up a new reality for her and make her question her beliefs and even her ability to stay alive, let alone pursue a relationship with her first love.
Shortly after Marimar's family moves from Montana to Texas, she meets Sage, who she is immediately infatuated with. Marimar's younger sister, Marisol, makes a new imaginary friend. Marisol's new imaginary friend turns out to be a little different than all the other imaginary friends and Marimar has the fight of her life in this supernatural thriller. Join this family on a terrifying journey into the supernatural.
I really enjoyed the characters and action in this book. It draws the reader right into the turmoil that they go through, and you wind up sympathizing with the family as they come to grip with what is happening. The only fault I have with the story is that sometimes I found it hard to figure out who was talking and whose mind was replaying an earlier scene.
I also really enjoyed the characters in this book. They seemed realistic to me as if they could be my own neighbors or even family. Marimar even reminded me of my niece. I really enjoyed the action as well. It draws the reader right into the turmoil that they go through, and you wind up sympathizing with the family as they come to grip with what is happening.
This was a fast-paced paranormal thriller that I found myself quickly lost in. I couldn't seem to read it fast enough.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. April M.