17-year-old Harmony Wolcott is slowly succumbing to the haunting darkness of a forgotten memory. Afraid to ask for help or admit what's happening to her and around her, Harmony looks for the truth while trying to escape what it's done to her family.
Dead Spell is about a ghost with a past and a girl that would die to forget it.
Dead Spell is one of those book that doesn't offer in depth descriptions, but what it does offer is fast paced action. I love a book where I feel something towards the main characters. And that was definitely the case with Harmony and Brea. Harmony is handed a crappy hand in life and has to deal with an addict mother and other people that just want to see her fail in every way. Brea is her best friend (really her only friend) that sticks by her no matter what.
I connected with Harmony is a lot of ways, with a lot of the issues that she deals with. I saw my teenage self in her and although I wasn't near as destructive as her, I still felt the connection with her regardless. When learning that a lot of her misgivings were because of a ghost that was haunting her, I was totally engrossed in the story even more. The writing style was exquisite and I can't wait to read more from this author. She knows how to put a story out there that's not too hard to believe, but at the same time awkward enough to keep you reading till it ends.
I loved the relationship between Harmony and her boyfriend (his name escapes me for the moment). He is like Brea and is out to help and protect Harmony is anyway necessary, most of all from herself. There were things in the book that happened that I hated, but the book wouldn't have been the same and had the same ending if they didn't happen. So I understand that they had to happen (doesn't mean I have to like it).. :) This book gets an