Thursday, October 28, 2010

Intrinsical by Lani Woodland

by Lani Woodland

Published: August 2010
Genre: Ghosts, YA
Hardback: 298 pages
Rating: 5

Description from the amazon:
Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts.

Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life.

However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant.

She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her.

Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well.

Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): mist

intrinsical - belonging to a thing by its very nature

Interesting ghostly twists and turns in this story with some mystery and romance too. Kept me wondering to the very end.

Zombie sighting:
My possessed shadow raised itself from the ground like a zombie emerging from the grave until it hovered before me.
- chapter 4, page 46

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