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Welcome to my blog! I invite you to enter into the splendiferous world of the library where I will share my knowledge and love of books I have read, as well as send out praise to the authors of these treasures. Most of the books reviewed on my site will be Teen or YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy, though every now and then I'll throw in an adult book just to shake things up.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagen

From GoodReads: It's taken a long time for me to feel like a normal teenager. But now that I'm settled in a new school, where people know me as more than Charlotte Silver of the infamous Silver family paranormal investigators, it feels like everything is falling into place. And what better way to be normal than to go on a date with a popular football star like Harris Abbott? After all, it's not as if Noah is anything more than a friend….
But my new life takes a disturbing turn when Harris brings me to a party and we play a game called One Hundred Candles. It seems like harmless, ghostly fun. Until spirits unleashed by the game start showing up at school. Now my friends and family are in very real danger, and the door that I've opened into another realm may yield deadly consequences.

I have to start by admitting that I chose this book solely because of the cover.  I didn't read what it was about, who the author was, or look at anything else besides the cover.  I am happy to say, that the cover did not let me down!  I got sucked into this book immediately and didn't put it down until I was finished, which took all of 3 hours.  
The storyline itself was, though a common enough idea, very unique and the characters were very well written.  I enjoyed the little details that were added, that although they didn't really pertain to the story, added a life to the characters that helped bring them to life.  
I look forward to reading more from this author and can't help but wonder if she will continue with these characters, turning One Hundred Candles into a series, or exactly what new, unique novel she will give us next.