I was asked by the authors to read for review. YA isn’t a genre I have read lots of, I definitely should read it more but when I do I have enjoyed it. I was intrigued by this book as it has a paranormal element and I am fascinated by it. Also that two authors had come together and collaborated piqued my curiosity. Thank you to both authors for my copy.
In the town of Fortune’s Well a dangerous storm is brewing, and two unsuspecting teenagers are standing right at the heart of it.
For JJ Carson, life has not been easy. His father is dead, his mother arrested for the murder, and he has been forced to live on the farm with his alcoholic uncle, Henry. Just when things could not get any worse, JJ discovers his living situation is not the only thing that makes him different from the other kids. A dark, swirling mist has made itself at home inside him and it is slowly changing him from the inside out.
Enter Darcie Duffield. Beautiful, popular, and incredibly misunderstood. Darcie is sick of the status quo and wants to make a difference. After a chance meeting with a strange boy at the river she becomes tangled in a web of lies and deceit as she tries to help save him from the darkness lurking within.
Why is this happening?Where has it come from?
And why is Darcie the only one who can see it?
My Review ⭐⭐⭐ Not a story I was expecting. That being said a good dipiction of teen agnst and a true and raw portrail of the issues facing many young people, including eating disorders was written and handled sensitively. The coming together of two characters seemingly very different, popular, pretty Darcie and weird outcast JJ who may be more a like than even they thought. I liked this pairing and silently wish and hope for more of these friendships not just in the book but in life. The collaboration between the two authors has worked. The writing styles are very similar and they have gelled really well. A good solid YA story with paranormal elements. A promising start to the series. I liked it.