When Mae Kingsley is forced to move into her family’s rundown lake house, she discovers small town living is not as simple as it seems. Bursts of violence, silent treatments, archaic rituals and two very cute guys with seriously mysterious motives all appear with the rising of the new moon.
But that’s nothing compared to the family secrets soon to be revealed. A box sealed in a vault, hidden rooms, naked swimming. There’s a trove of family revelations just beneath the floorboards, waiting to be exposed.
As the paranormal bonding season for the High Council Witches begins, Mae must quickly decide who to trust and who to fear before a deadly family tradition repeats itself and her chance to live a normal life completely disappears.
If you’re out to discover a new author than this is the perfect book to start with. Especially if you enjoy a story that involves the paranormal. How about a young woman that has to navigate a new school, which means finding your place among strangers.
Mae wonders why her life has to change. The author lets her readers explore Mae’s world through her eyes. If you know a teenager that loves to read a book that combines the believable with the unbelievable than this is an author that will give you that. You will have no trouble visualizing all of her experiences.
Maybe you’re trying to figure out a summer activity for your kids to do. When you get past the halfway point of the book, the author has created an interesting class project that I would like to think that anyone would enjoy – made me want to join in. Maybe you’ll start thinking about how things were when you were in high school.
You will realize, once you get to the final chapter, that this is a story that cannot be contained into just one book. Good thing this is a series because I was left wanting to know what is going to happen next. We’re left with mystery and suspense and the need to know how both are going to be resolved. For some, this may be a fast read but I wanted to just sit back and enjoy a good paranormal tale – since it’s been a while since I visited that world.
Julie Catherine is an author, screenwriter and playwright.