Author: Elena Dillon
Price: Rs 161.31
Genre:Y A/ Suspense
Rating: 4 out of 5
Source: Review copy @ Bewitching book tours
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All Jasmine wanted was a normal life but with her dotting older sister's death by a serial killer life never seemed to be peaceful, In order to over come the pressure her family moves to a small town....It's been two years after the fatal incident, Jasmine now sixteen is trying to come in terms to what had happened struggling to help her mother and her younger siblings like her loving Daisy used to be..Will new friends and a dream boy help her heal or is there still someone stalking her all set to take this from her??
A light hearted read, mix of YA romance with a dash of suspense here and there with a serial killer on the run..Jasmine Rourke's older sister Daisy was murdered two years ago by a serial killer who is still not caught..The family moves to a whole new place trying to get on with life ..With her sister's death, her life is turned upside down, but slowly things start to find a track to normalcy...She slowly starts to smile and laugh in girly company...Life looks promising with the most popular guy being interested in her..But all through this her haunting past is in the back of her mind, but somehow feels that someone is following her, she gets freaky calls, texts and flowers..Her boldness during her sister's death has got her wrong attention all over..Pity and the look of sadness is the last thing she wants but her truth when exposed would end up in a situation where her life would bleak to somber forever...
Dillon has crafted the novel flawlessly, the language is simple that keeps the readers interested from page one..The teenage crush, infatuation, girly pep talk were enjoyable...I loved the sibling frequency that jasmine share with her younger twins..
"We had an understanding. Lily was pretty much off limits. She was too sensitive, so it was no fun to spar with her. He, of course, would still give her a hard time, but he was her twin and knew her limits far better than anyone. Caedan and I, we enjoyed our little battles. We gave no quarter and took no prisoners. We loved to find ways to torture each other. Punk’d had been our favorite show, and before Daisy died we had come up with some elaborate ways to get each other. It made my mother crazy, but in many ways it made us closer. No one else really understood it. At the end of a good battle, Caedan and I would always end up laughing together like a couple of hyenas."
The mystery and the suspense is also soft like the jasmine fragrant deeply alluring and curious to learn...Easton's affection to Jasmine his concern and care that helps her face her inner most fear was something I loved reading...Death is so uncertain that when it hits it devastates a family forever this part was heartrendingly portrayed through simple incidents like her mother's empty look ,her overwhelming reactions to the sibling arguments, lily becomes hypersensitive while Caedan and Jasmine end up displaying the angrier side are all good ones... But its important to move on in spite the odds...This book is apt for a light read with deep essence...
About the author
Elena lives and writes in a suburb North of Los Angeles. She has never lived anywhere besides California which is probably a good thing since she hates being cold and is terrified to drive in the snow. She loves being a wife and a mother to her three kids and three dogs, although really the bulldog is the fourth child who has never matured beyond the toddler stage.
A self-proclaimed nerd, she has been writing since she was a child. She has only recently, however, come out of the closet about this to her family and friends. They now understand better, but not completely, why she talks about characters in stories as if they are real people.