Author: Lee Nichols
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (first published June 1st 2010)
When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.
After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life.
This one has a really good love story. It really hooked me into the book. I like how the love interest is an older guy, aged 20, and the girl is 17. I for one, don't think that's too big of a gap. Matter of fact, I think it adds to the realism that a girl would like an older guy.
The plot was pretty good, and the mystery of her missing parents was suspenseful, but Emma's internal thought process was the best part. She made me laugh a few times. That counts for a lot because that's pretty hard to do in YA paranormal and still make it work.
Read this one of you are looking for a creeptastic love-story with a great romance plot.