Monday, October 8, 2012

Review - Fathom

Everything is changing . . .

Turning sixteen can be hell, especially if everyone in town thinks your mother killed herself and your sister. All Kira Callahan wants to do is swim, hang out with her best friend, Sean, and ignore the kids who torment her at school. That is, until one day when she gets invited to a party. For three minutes her life is wonderful—she even kisses Sean in the driveway. Then somebody spikes her drink at the party and some girls from out of town lure her into the ocean and hold her underwater.

Kira soon discovers that the group of wild teenagers who have come to visit Crescent Moon Bay are not as innocent as they seem. In fact, nothing is as it seems—not the mysterious deaths of her sister and mother, not her heritage, not even her best friend. And everything seems to hinge on the ancient Celtic legends that her mother used to tell her as a child.

My review:

This was a great story with interesting characters that lead very different lives that come together in the small town of Crescent Moon Bay.
There are 2 narrators for this story - Kira, who is growing up in this town trying to stay normal while surrounded by mystery and unexplained events.  Then we have Caleb who is drawn to this town and Kira based on stories he has heard all his life.

I dont want to stay too much as there are plenty of surprises in this book and I feel everyone should experience the twists and turns as they come up in the story.  But the main characters are well created.  Kira and Sean and their friendship and maybe something more was wonderful to read.  And as they all learn the secrets of Kira's past and what really happened to her Mom and sister all those years ago we get to follow along on this epic journey.

At times this book was almost like a roller coaster ride of events and discoveries and its near impossible to get off - you have to see it though to the end and find out what happens.

Its classified as a YA, but is more than suitable for all ages with its mystery, suspense, folklore and paranormal elements.  It is available now in ebook and print is coming soon.

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