Monday, November 8, 2010

BOOK REVIEW - SHADOWS by AMY MEREDITH - DARK TOUCH # 1

By : Amy Meredith
Published By : Red Fox
Release Date: Available Now
Details : Paperback, 281 Pages

RATING: 4 STARS!!!

Fifteen-year-old Eve Evergold is cute, sassy and enjoying a busy social life. Her BFF Jess , always has her back. Eve lives in the Hamptons, Deepdene, Population 2,704.  
Eve and Jess rate boys hotness on a shoe scale, Jimmy Choo, Blahnik, well you get the idea. Enter Luke and Mal. Life begins to turn klutzy, not to mention very strange things are happening to Eve. The local girls are starting to wind up one by one in the local mental hospital. Luke the son of the Preacher is he a good son? Mal is always there for Eve when she needs help.  Suddenly the right coloured lip gloss and t-shirt to wear to school doesn't seem that important anymore. What is happening to Deepdene? What is happening to Eve? Shopping doesn't fix everything. Can Luke or Mal save Eve from herself from her own emotions?

BOOK REVIEW:

This was a nice light , quick read for the YA reader. I enjoyed Eve and Jess's friendship and the mystery that is Deepdene population 2,704. This is probably for your younger YA reader. The girls spend vacations together , money isn't a problem for they live in the Hamptons. Lip gloss colour is important as well as the T-shirt that makes the right statement for the first day back at school.

I liked that Jess really understood Eve and was there for her no matter what. Eve is going through a change , enter Luke and Mal the local new hotties just arrived in town. Luke is the son of the Preacher, he is a player with the girls, can he be trusted? Gorgeous Mal has moved into the only residence unable to be bought or rented out in the Hamptons due to its past history and renovated it to its former glory.

Local girls are ranting about shadows and demons and winding up in a mental hospital. Eve is developing a skill she is not sure how to control and crushing on one of the new guys in town.

Eve and Jess are slowly learning there are bigger things happening in Deepdene than they may be able to handle, but somebody has to handle it. Deepdene isn't all it's cracked up to be, it has a past that wants to take over. Eve's family has a rumoured past. Will Eve or Jess wind up in the mental hospital strapped down screaming about shadows and demons?

Why is every girl Luke has kissed since arriving in Deepdene wind up in the mental hospital?



Michelle

2 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this book - I can't wait to read the second in the series!

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  2. Hi SJH,

    I just finished The Hunt last night:D I shall review today. Its better than Shadows:D

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