Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Gatlin, South Carolina is a small southern town stuck in it's past. It's residents still hold fresh the wounds from the War of Northern Aggression. Ethan Wate is counting down the days until graduation and his escape from Gatlin. Then, Lena Duchannes comes to town. Lena's living with her Uncle Ravenwood whose house is rumored to be haunted and drives a hearse to school. Lena and Ethan develop an unique connection and the magic between them sizzles.
I loved this book. It was so difficult to put down and completely readable. Ethan was a very believable character and easy to identify with. Garcia and Stohl did a wonderful job with their world building and I can see that there's lots of room for them to continue developing it. I loved all their references to great literature. It felt like I'd been let loose in a library at times. I can't wait to move on to the next book in the series and see where the authors go.