Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Hollow of Mont Noir

Jennifer Krey
Paranormal Romance
Young Adult

"The truth was, I was just too tired to care whether there was a problem with the old house's wiring or a sudden county-wide blackout or ghosts in the house."

Allison's world has never been normal with her strange ability to understand the emotions of animals.  But it was turned upside-down the day her brother disappeared.  Her parents turned their lives topsy-turvy when they move to Mont Noir to investigate when the police give up on the search.  But there are more secrets in the small town of Mont Noir than Allison had any idea.  Secrets that might reveal more about her than she wants to know.  When her life gets tangled up with the paranormal, she will find that she has choices to make and sides to take.  But which ones will she choose?

My Opinion: This book had a lot of potential to turn into a great story.  The story concept was actually well thought out and put together.  Riorden is a wonderfully stoic character who is too serious for his age.  Granted he is a supernatural creature which explains some of it, but he is seventeen.  Allison is a bit more of a realistic teenager dealing with tragedy, though she dwells for a long time on any one thing.  The story drags often, focusing on repetitive statements rather than moving the story along.  The grammatical mistakes, run-on sentences and poor word usage became distracting.  Often feeling like I was reading an essay instead of a story, I was disappointed in an otherwise enjoyable plot.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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