Welcome to my tour stop on the amazing month long blog tour of Summer in Salem by Brina Courtney.
Thank you to SupaGurl Tours for organizing this tour, and make sure to check out the full schedule by clicking the banner above.
Title: Summer in Salem
Author: Brina Courtney
Series: Electi #1
Publication Date: October 28, 2012
Length: 152 Pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Teagen’s summer has been turned upside down by a body, a pentagram necklace, and an old flame.
Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...
...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a necklace exactly like Teagan's.
Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It's a matter of life and her death.
Summer in Salem starts off like a traditional novel, until the magic starts flowing from the pages. Teagan does not feel like the traditional main character, mostly because she is in the process of grieving the disappearance of the one person who she cared about the most. When her grandmother falls and hurts herself again, Teagan sees it as the perfect opportunity for a fresh start away from all the darkness.
As Teagen begins to move on, and put the loss of Jason in her past, she discovers that may not be that easy. When Teagen and her friend Lark discover the body of a young woman, who bears a resemblance to Teagen, everything begins to change. Teagen is about to discover that magic maybe real, if she is ready to believe.
Teagen is in an interesting place for most of the novel. She is trying to move on, but she is still very much under the thumb of grief. It makes her angry and defensive, when it comes to may situations. The longer she stays in Salem, the more like her former self she becomes. This is because she has a job she loves, and a new best friend. I really like that she has a normal reaction of complete disbelief to certain revelations in the story line, because it made her seem more realistic. A new possible love interest is introduced, and I will have to say the Seth has a very mature outlook on life. I think that type of outlook is good for a person who feels lost like Teagen.
Summer in Salem was a fun and fast read, and it is well worth the time. I think it is a great start to a new series, and I have a feeling they are only going to get better. Brina Courtney has created a new world, that I loved exploring.
**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author for the tour, in exchange for an honest review**
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