12 October 2011

{Book Review} Dead Spell

By: Me My Shelf And I | 12 October 2011 at 12:00 AM | | | | | |

dead spellDead Spell
Author: Belinda Frisch
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: CreateSpace
Published: March 14, 2011
Rating: 4 Birds

Harmony Wolcott is slowly succumbing to the haunting darkness of a forgotten memory. A spirit named Tom refuses to let her forget what happened one night in her childhood home. Harmony believes Tom wants her dead but as their interactions escalate, her self-destructiveness is the real threat. Afraid to ask for help or admit the strange occurrence happening to her and around her, Harmony looks for the truth while trying to escape what it's done to her family.
Dead Spell is about a ghost with a past and a girl that would die to forget it

My take: Best put – I didn’t prepare myself for such twists and turns in a story and things were different then my expectations!

Harmony was known for being the “crazy chick” in school – and honestly what we got to see of her lived up to the crazy.  She was in and out, up and down, all over the place and it was hard to figure out exactly where her mind was at different times.  She was also sort of the relatable character in that Belinda showed a true humanity in her!

Adam was this lovable character, but I didn’t really know where exactly he came from.  He was older – didn’t exactly fit in with the status quo, and everyone who knew Harmony knew Adam and thought he was just as weird and crazy.  It was great to see his character developing slowly throughout the story.

Brea become a huge factor in this book and she’s a lovable character.  She’s an outcast who ends up with the “it” boy in a sense…basically squandering thoughts of what popularity means to a lot of people. (Thank you Belinda for that one!)

This fast paced mystery/thriller (well in a sense) was a very quick read.  It never stopped and left you hanging – the flow of it all was just right.  I do wish that maybe there had been a little bit more to the back story, or maybe a little more of the piece before the fade to black scene – but I still truly enjoyed this book!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for the great review! I agree that there could have been more back story, but hindsight and all. I'm not sure the pacing would've been the same and I love that so many people are compelled to read it quickly--many in one sitting.

    It was a fun first novel to write and I'm glad it's found its niche. Writing is a bit learn as you go and it was really Harmony's constant nagging that pushed me to THE END. As characters go, I kind of miss her.

    I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope you'll be interested in reviewing my next novel in a few short months. It's a fast-paced zombie thriller with a mad scientist twist. I can't wait to share it.


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