Thursday, May 5, 2011

Somber Island by T. Lynne Tolles

Somber Island
by T. Lynne Tolles

Published: 2010
Publisher: CreateSpace
Genre: Romance, Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, YA
Paperback: 2010 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
Phoebe MacIntire, who is a servant to her father and sisters in her own house in Scotland in 1857, is an ordinary girl, with no big dreams for the future. She's perfectly happy in her humble life, with her cot in the basement and her little garden in the backyard.

But when her father up and sends her to Newfoundland to be the lifelong servant to Lord Jacobs, she finds her life gets turned upside down.

Her journey across the Atlantic to her new home is long, scary and very unpleasant.

When she arrives at the manor on a small island, she finds the beautiful place abandoned and only a note waits for her explaining her duties, the strange dietary requirements, and sleeping habits of her new master.

The very first night in her new home she's haunted in her dreams by a woman who clearly does not want her there and a strange blue-eyed man-wolf creature that follows the woman.

Her dreams become more and more violent and mysteries start to be uncovered about a woman who was killed in a fire on the island, a creature that preys on anyone that comes to the island and a love story gone wrong that dates back over a hundred and twenty two years.

Join Phoebe as she explores the past, delving into witchcraft, and vampirism to help a brother save another from a life of sadness and misconception, making some amazing and surprising friends along the way.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): beware the beads
A young woman finds herself in unusual predicaments but holds her own. She is attacked by both paranormal and humans, yet stays strong. This spunky-ness is what held my attention and made me like the character that is Phoebe.

fyi: kindle edition is currently available for $2.99


* review copy courtesy of author

* part of Alice in WhoLand event

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