Here's a story that stays with you long after you put down the book. The setting is haunting, and Lena and Ethan are supported by a rich cast of family
members, friends and enemies. The
plot has enough going on that this is more than just a "boy meets girl -- who might become evil and destroy everything" story.
Ethan Wate was having weird dreams before Lena Duchannes moved into her uncle's plantation on the edge of town. But her arrival catapults things to a whole new level of strange. Suddenly he's sneaking out of the house, ignoring his classmates, and, oh yeah, developing a psychic connection with Lena. The pair race against time, and Lena's possible destruction, to unravel a curse from the Civil War and explain how something that everyone says is wrong can be so right. Along the way Ethan learns that nothing is what it seems -- or what he expected -- in the town and people he thought he knew so well. (LITTLE, BROWN, Dec., 626 pp. , $17.99, ISBN: 9780316042673, HC, 12 and Up)