There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that’s what I thought. Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And in the end, there was a grave. Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
I’d rate this a 4/5 overall.
This was a great book. I loved the characters and I loved all the references to history.
I didn’t love the narrating by Ethan because his voice didn’t really portray a boy very well, but that was a little easy to overlook while reading because the story was very engrossing. The mystery that they were uncovering was brilliant.
I know there’s been movie rights purchased for this book. Do I think it’s movie worthy? No. It wasn’t that awesome. Will I watch it if it does get made? Sure, just to see how my version differs with the movie. 🙂
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