They say be careful what you read. Something is wrong. Something is very wrong. It can happen to anyone. This is just four teenagers’ story. Aubrey Golding hates her face, her body, and is devastated after Nathan Silva leaves her. Alone, suicidal, and desperate for love, she discovers a book called Something and unknowingly links others to a dark and terrifying curse that is beginning to consume her. Nathan is glad to be moving on with someone new and can hardly believe what is happening now. Wild child and amateur porn star, Bella Broadhurst, loves bullying that “emo whore” Aubrey with the other girls, but mostly she loves partying, hookups, and plain ol’ drama when terror arises. And Kendra Coke is just a new teen mother working on a delicate relationship when things start becoming utterly bizarre. Chilling sleep disturbances and figures hiding in the corners of their rooms are just warnings of what is to come. Be careful what you read, they say. Tread carefully….
I was curious about this book because the premise seemed unique and I liked that Shelby Lamb included reality based problems in conjunction with her paranormal storylines. Lamb writes with a fast pace that will keep you interested. Due to some of the subject material which is really dark and controversial I think older teens on up would be better equipped to handle this book though. I still loved the plot lines which even through the darkness and creepiness were funny and entertaining.
Lamb created some interesting characters but even more fascinating was how she managed to write her story from multiple points of view while keeping the voices distinct. Thanks to her writing style I was able to distinguish between them quite easily.
The good thing about this book is that it captivated my attention so I had to finish it and know the ending. The characters were real and complex. Lamb showcased issues affecting teenagers which should draw them in, make the rest of us remember what those years were like and be glad we survived them.
If you like paranormal mysteries then you should enjoy this.
Thank you to Netgalley and Grunge Bookz for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from amazon.com