Thursday, May 16, 2013

Paper Valentine By Brenna Yovanoff

"The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.
For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.
With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.
Paper Valentine is a hauntingly poetic tale of love and death by the New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement and The Space Between."

I found Paper Valentine to be a very captivating and pretty fast paced book. I liked how their was a paranormal element to the book, but that it was understated... like it happens normally. However, I would of liked a little more of an explanation on that front. I was pretty interested in the story line until midway through the book it was obvious where the plot was going and it kind of got old but I powered through it. Finn and Hannah's relationship is kind of cute, but I felt no real connection with it. Would definitely read more from this author, but Paper Valentine ended up being a disappointment.

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