Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Manifest by Artist Arthur

by Artist Arthur

Published: 2010
Genre: Ghosts, Paranormal, YA
Paperback: 256 pages
Rating: 3

Description from the amazon:
When fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, her mom's hometown, she assumes her biggest drama will be adjusting to the burbs after living in New York City.

But Lincoln is nothing like Krystal imagined.

The weirdness begins when Ricky Watson starts confiding in her. He's cute, funny, a good listener—and everything she'd ever want—except that he was killed nearly a year ago.

Krystal's ghost-whispering talents soon lead other "freaks" to her door—Sasha, a rich girl who can literally disappear, and Jake, who moves objects with his mind.

All three share a distinctive birthmark in the shape of an M and, fittingly, call themselves the Mystyx. They set out to learn what really happened to Ricky, only to realize that they aren't the only ones with mysterious powers.

But if Krystal succeeds in finding out the truth about Ricky's death, will she lose him for good?

Zombie sighting:
I sigh heavily, seeing Ricky walk right through one of those big fat pipes. The steam halos around him so he looks like he's in one of those gruesome zombie movies, only his face looks a lot better.
-chapter 9, page 75

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): medium
Along with coping with parents divorcing, moving and going to a new school, the main character must confront her paranormal abilities.

There is also a couple mysteries to solve in this story that moves it along.

As the first of a series it does well in setting up the storyline.



* ARC courtesy of Harlequin imprint KimaniTru

* medium as in clairvoyant

* stay tuned... giveaway for this ARC coming soon

* Manifest: links to excerpt, interviews and reviews

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