Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thorn Jack

 
They call us things with teeth. These words from Lily Rose Sullivan the night of her death haunts her seventeen-year-old sister, Finn, who has moved with her widowed father to his hometown of Fair Hollow, New York. After befriending a boy named Christie Hart and his best friend, Sylvie Whitethorn, Finn is invited to a lakeside party where she encounters the alluring Jack Fata, a member of the town's mysterious Fata family. Despite Jack's air of danger and his clever words, Finn learns they have things in common.

One day, while unpacking, Finn finds her sister's journal, scrawled with descriptions of creatures that bear a sinister resemblance to Jack's family. Finn dismisses these stories as fiction, but Jack's family has a secret—the Fatas are the children of nothing and night, nomadic beings who have been preying on humanity for centuries—and Jack fears that his friendship with Finn has drawn the attention of the most dangerous members of his family—Reiko Fata and vicious Caliban, otherwise known as the white snake and the crooked dog.

Plagued with nightmares about her sister, Finn attempts to discover what happened to Lily Rose and begins to suspect that the Fatas are somehow tied to Lily Rose's untimely death. Drawn to Jack, determined to solve the mystery of her sister's suicide, Finn must navigate a dangerous world where nothing is as it seems.
 
 
My Review
 
I have never been a fan of poetry. Yet I am somewhat familiar with the story of Tam Lin. I was interested in seeing what new author, Katherine Harbour could do with this story. She could do a lot. She added her own magical twists and helped bring it to the new generation of readers.

I do have to admit that in the beginning I found this book to be a slow read. However the father I got into it, the better it did get. Although I know this is suppose to be a love story between Sera and Jack, I was not feeling the love as much as I wanted to. Maybe this is because this is book one and the author wanted to slowly build the romance up or the author was looking for this book to be more of a young adult story. Either way, I rate the chemistry between Sera and Jack to be about a 4 on a scale of 10. A good start to a new series. I am curious as to what happens in the next book.

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